Good morning, McCoven!
With the news last week that Will Smith has signed with the Atlanta Braves, it seems like yet another (albeit shorter) era has ended. By which I mean the brief era of an intimidating bullpen. As we have been reflecting on the season that was, I think that might be one of the most understated things about this season.
The combination of Will Smith, Tony Watson, Sam Dyson, Reyes Moronta and other really effective relievers was such a refreshing change for a team whose most recent playoff attempt was ended by a bullpen implosion in 2016 against the Chicago Cubs in the NLDS. Which was, admittedly, pretty fitting for that season (considering the massive downward spiral that befell them after the All Star break that year).
Who do you think will step up to fill those roles in the 2020 season? Or do you think the Giants will go after a closer on the market?