With the Trade Deadline just over two weeks away, MLB insiders are starting to get their hands dirty with some potential trade scenarios that could happen on July 31.
In ruminating over the wildest possible landing spots, MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince contemplated a deal that could send both Will Smith and Madison Bumgarner to the Atlanta Braves, and came up with this:
This deal is so crazy that it just might work. Atlanta could use some extra big league-ready 'pen depth, and they have the assets needed to acquire these top-notch pitchers (sorry, Kolby, but you may be the odd man out as a young starter in this system).
Something about Will Smith returning home to his home state of Georgia just feels right, too.
If the Braves can manage to pull this off, they will certainly rival the Los Angeles Dodgers as favorites to nab the NL pennant. This move would provide an upgrade to the organization's weakest area of the roster, and would likely put them over the top.
Whether or not the San Francisco Giants decide to bite is another story, but you never know.