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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby decoy562 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:04 am

Here's ESPN...apparently having season (maybe career) ending surgery.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3425461

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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby George_Foreman » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:14 am

He's done for the year and maybe more than that. David O'Brien (beat reporter for the AJC) said something to the effect of he believes Smoltz will try to come back if he physically can, and frankly, that's the type of guy Smoltz is. So I wouldn't be shocked to see him try to come back. But at the same time, this is about the 20th surgery he's had on that arm, and walking around playing golf has got to be looking pretty attractive at this point.

Fantasy-wise, it's still going to be mostly Soriano with maybe a dash of Gonzalez when he gets back and Boyer/Acosta from time to time.
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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:09 pm

From a fantasy perspective, I'd grab Soriano first (he should be gone already though). I would also pick up Mike Gonzalez, as he should be the clear #2 right now (with a chance to grab the occasional save).
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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby RedHopeful » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:33 pm

Something interesting that hasn't been mentioned yet is that we could witness the retirements of Smoltz, Glavine and Maddux. Would be kind of cool to see them all get into the Hall of Fame together...
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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby BigLebowski » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:21 pm

Does anyone here really think Soriano can stay healthy the rest of the season? I don't. I'd wager that Acosta and Gonzalez have more saves than Soriano from here on out.
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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby JimmyBaseball » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:48 pm

I would have loved to see Smoltz, Glavine, & Maddux go into the HOF together. Now it looks like Smoltzie might beat his former teammates to the gold.

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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby pangbones » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:50 pm

BigLebowski wrote:Does anyone here really think Soriano can stay healthy the rest of the season? I don't. I'd wager that Acosta and Gonzalez have more saves than Soriano from here on out.


I agree with that. I read on ESPN that Smoltz is gonna try and come back next year.
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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:55 pm

Unfortunate for Smoltz, but good for Soriano.
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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby Danger » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:05 pm

Smoltz will definitely try to come back. Fact is that his skills haven't deteriorated but a shoulder injury to this extent may be pretty hard for a 40 year old to bounce back from. Still, I can't see him retiring as long as he's still pitching at a high level.
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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby jealousblues » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:43 pm

I hope he comes back next year. A player like that deserves better.
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