Chicago Cubs Rumors: 3 left-handed reliever targets in free agency

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3 lefty reliever targets - 1. Will Smith

After Will Smith had a down start to his 2022 campaign, he was traded to the Houston Astros in a move that proved exceptional for Smith because not only did he start to bounce back, but he took home some hardware in the form of a World Series ring in the process. Smith's 22.0 innings pitched in Houston to the tune of a 3.27 ERA was actually the best mark of his career since 2019. It was Smith's stretch from 2016-2019 that really put him on the map where he notched a 2.84 ERA between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants.

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Surprisingly, Smith was left off of the playoff roster for Houston this season. However, the 33-year-old more than likely still has something left in the tank. With the Cubs' pitching infrastructure being what it is today, I'm willing to bet that they can help him find his true form. At 33 years old now, he probably won't command much in years or dollars wise. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the NL Central is not the strongest division. Between the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, and a Brewers team that struggles mightily against LHPs, there's room to succeed on a Cubs team.