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Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby Super Manny » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:17 pm

Smoltz owners, start formulating a contingency plan at starting pitcher...

Rotoworld wrote:John Smoltz (shoulder) said Wednesday afternoon that he's definitely coming back as a reliever, at least initially.
"I'm coming back as a reliever first and then we'll see what happens," Smoltz said. "I'm content with this." The Braves commented before Wednesday's game that it'd be a few days before anything is decided, but Smoltz's mind is made up. He plans to take a week off from throwing, make two or three appearances in the minors and then rejoin the Braves as a bullpen guy. He'd probably get a chance to close, at least occasionally. The Braves wouldn't want to use him on back-to-back days, so there could still be some save chances there for Rafael Soriano if he's healthy.


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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby Grounded Polo » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:44 pm

Maybe he'll dominate as a closer again and then stay there because a dominant reliever always beats a dominant starter in modern baseball. :-D

I'm glad I don't own Smoltz though.
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby dod959 » Thu May 01, 2008 10:10 am

I could use a closer...
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby markj11 » Thu May 01, 2008 10:25 am

Kazmir's coming back so I guess I could use a good HLD/S guy.
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby chipper » Thu May 01, 2008 12:22 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:I'm glad I don't own Smoltz though.

Depends on the kind of league. He will be the only player with SP/RP status that's a closer, and in some leagues that's absolute gold.
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby mweir145 » Thu May 01, 2008 12:28 pm

I own Smoltz and Rafael Soriano.

This isn't good news.
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby slomo007 » Thu May 01, 2008 12:30 pm

mweir145 wrote:I own Smoltz and Rafael Soriano.

This isn't good news.


At least you own them both. Imagine how us Acosta/Soriano owners feel. :-t
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu May 01, 2008 12:46 pm

I didn't realize Smoltz was running the Braves now. :-B
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby chipper » Thu May 01, 2008 12:55 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:I didn't realize Smoltz was running the Braves now. :-B

He's acted with enough class and given enough to that organization that he can pretty much call his shots within reason.

Not to mention his talent level dictates that he can actually do what he says.
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby bigh0rt » Thu May 01, 2008 3:54 pm

slomo007 wrote:
mweir145 wrote:I own Smoltz and Rafael Soriano.

This isn't good news.


At least you own them both. Imagine how us Acosta/Soriano owners feel. :-t

Exactly. If I owned Smoltz, as a Soriano owner I wouldn't be scrambling nearly as much as I am. :-S
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