Amazinz wrote:I'm stunned that the Braves would let him go like this though over $2M. Liberty Media is a joke and (I can't believe I'm about to say this but...) Braves fan base deserves better than these schmucks.
stevethumb wrote:something's amiss here...i can't imagine a class act like smoltz quibbling over a coupla hundred grand worth of incentives to leave a team he has been w/for almost 20 years !!
That's what I'm saying guys, I don't think this is about money, from either side.
Smoltz is too much of a class act, and the organization has too much respect for him.
I think it's like I said, why pitch your final year for a team that's likely to finish no better than 3rd?
I love the Braves (and Smoltz) as much as anyone, and I don't want to see him pitch his last year for a mediocre team, and/or try to carry the teams pitching staff on his back like he attempted to do last year. This is a better situation for him, and I think it goes beyond the normal dollars and cents stuff.
Just my opinion from watching the player and organization.
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