If the Braves refuse to bring Smoltz back after 21 years, I am going to boycott them.
You suck Braves
Huge Braves fan here, and I do not see this move as a slight against the Braves. I see this as a mutual parting for the benefit of a superb and class act player, going into what is most likely his last year. The Braves, IMO, have zero chance at contention this year, and missing on several free agents has not helped their chances. Going to the Red Sox, while it kills me, is better for Smoltzy because he's got a chance at another Championship. I think the Braves would have brought him back if it made sense for their team and for Smoltz.
Seems to me like the number of and type of pitchers the Red Sox are accumulating should allow them to have a 6 man rotation.....something that will help keep guys like Smotlz and Penny healthy. This also lets them leave Masterson in the bullpen. Good move for them I think.
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