The trade market has been completely dead. Just about every team is still in contention for the Wild Card, especially in the National League, and that has probably chilled the market. That being said, there should still be some trades between now and the trade deadline, and many of them will likely involve relievers. The Giants look like they may try to make one last playoff run with Madison Bumgarner and Bruce Bochy, in which case three of the top relievers could be off the market. That would leave Ken Giles as the prize free agent closer. If Giles and Daniel Hudson are both traded, David Phelps would be my guess to get the next save chance, though Joe Biagini and Sam Gaviglio would likely be involved as well.

Last week it was reported Nathan Eovaldi would not necessarily be handed the closer role as had previously be reported. Eovaldi proceeded to allow three runs on five hits in two-thirds of an inning in a blowout win Monday. My guess is Eovaldi will still close if...