Ex-Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith has signed a contract for the 2024 season. The veteran southpaw will be heading back to Kansas City in which he initially made his MLB debut with the Royals in 2012. His salary next year will be a modest $5.00 MM and before even playing a game he already is going to be a highly coveted trade target.
Jeff Passan pointed out during the announcement of Will Smith signing with the Royals that he has won a World Series ring each of the past three seasons. He did this with three different teams (Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers) and is the only player in MLB history to do this.
Former Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith is reuniting with the Kansas City Royals.
Kansas City is not expected to compete for the World Series trophy in 2024. This means that there is a very good chance that Will Smith will be traded next summer. Given his history he should draw plenty of interest from teams.
On social media most fans were quick to realize that he likely will be traded at some point next summer. Not everyone picked up on this however and some fans even played along with the fact that the Royals are destined to win the 2024 World Series.
Oct 27, 2023; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers pitcher Will Smith (51) throws during the ninth inning in game one of the 2023 World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
this is probably the literal worst team he could’ve gone to to continue the WS streak lmfao
— internet hall of fame (@InternetH0F) December 10, 2023
Safe to say it won’t be 4 rings in a row.
— Drew Taylor (@drewtaylor30) December 10, 2023
Royals winning the World Series confirmed
— Mike Dro (@MikeDro_) December 10, 2023
Will Smith’s trade deadline home will literally determine the World Series
— Adam Weinrib (@AdamWeinrib) December 10, 2023
We all know he’s getting traded at the deadline and that team is winning the world series
— Usman Zannah (@UsmanZannaah) December 10, 2023
Might be the only active player who is just tired of winning the World Series and needed a break.
— Mike Nash (@MikeNash15) December 10, 2023
Just placed my Royals WS prop bet, thanks for being first with this before odds moved Jeff ❤️
Royals just need to get Moustakas next
— Nati Sports (@Nati_Sports) December 10, 2023
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