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Dodgers, Giants Are Reportedly Open To Big MLB Trade

A game between the Dodgers and the Giants.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 27: A general view during the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 27, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants are longtime rivals, but a new report suggests they are open to working together and potentially completing a major trade.

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports and MLB Network, the deal would involve Giants closer Will Smith, who has been superb this season. In 32 appearances, Smith is 1-0 with 20 saves and a 2.01 ERA.

Unfortunately, San Francisco is 33-44 overall and going nowhere. They'll likely make some attractive assets available before next month's trade deadline, with Smith being one of them.

The first-place Dodgers already have a quality closer in Kenley Jansen, but adding Smith would only fortify the bullpen for postseason play.

The two teams haven't traded with each other in 12 years.

Los Angeles isn't the only team involved in the Smith sweepstakes, and the veteran lefty could be one of the top weapons traded this summer.

The Dodgers may be more willing than most to pony up, even though they would be trading with an arch rival. After all, LA has made consecutive trips to the World Series but came away empty both times.

They are determined to finally get over the hump.