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    Smoltz Designated For Assignment

    http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/th...ted-assignment

    Why do I think the Cards could fix him? Well, the Red Sox couldn't, that's clear.
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    Re: Smoltz Designated For Assignment

    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

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    I deleted mine, sorry to make both of us look foolish Chip. :
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Looks like Maddux got out just in time.

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    Re: Smoltz Designated For Assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    I deleted mine, sorry to make both of us look foolish Chip. :
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    Re: Smoltz Designated For Assignment

    It's sad to see him go out like this if this turns out to be his last year pitching in the majors. He's had a pretty great career overall.
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    Re: Smoltz Designated For Assignment

    The Braves took some grief this offseason for not re-signing him, but perhaps they were right after all

    Quote Originally Posted by HeatherC1212 View Post
    It's sad to see him go out like this if this turns out to be his last year pitching in the majors. He's had a pretty great career overall.

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    Re: Smoltz Designated For Assignment

    He should have called it a career when he got hurt last year. I know why he didn't, but it was a mistake to try to come back.
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    Re: Smoltz Designated For Assignment

    I could see the Braves grabbing him again.

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    Re: Smoltz Designated For Assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    I could see the Braves grabbing him again.
    not a chance.

    There's not a slot in the rotation for him and they just went through all this with Glavine. If they bring Smoltz back, then have to release him the city might explode.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Ugh, it would so stink for him to go out like that, though. Humiliating.
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    Re: Smoltz Designated For Assignment

    I know his ERA is through the roof, and I haven't seen him pitch or anything, so I don't know how he is throwing....

    but his peripherals are actually really good. Hard to believe it could be ALL luck based, but just based on stats, I could see it being possible that Smoltz could latch on to a contender (MIL, TEX??) and actually pitch pretty well.

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    Re: Smoltz Designated For Assignment

    I would sign him to a minor league deal with the promise of a contract if he shows he is healthy next spring. He might be done, but it's worth a shot.
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    Re: Smoltz Designated For Assignment

    First ballot HOFers should know when it is time to ride off into the sunset.
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    Re: Smoltz Designated For Assignment

    I would see about going back to being a reliever before retiring.


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