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doublem23
06-04-2008, 09:44 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3425461

Sounds like this year is over for sure, and maybe his career... Not too many 41-year-olds make comebacks from shoulder surgery.

102605
06-04-2008, 09:50 AM
That is pretty rough. I doubt he will be back either. Yesterdays generation of the ballplayers I grew up watching is disappearing quick. Smoltz was a good one!

soxfanatlanta
06-04-2008, 10:00 AM
He got his 3000th K, and I'm happy for the guy. Although I can't see him starting anymore (he's offered to move to the pen in the past), he could be a decent closer for a year or two more. (Assuming the surgery goes well)

thomas35forever
06-04-2008, 10:01 AM
Poor guy. What a way to possibly end a career.:(:

Irishsox1
06-04-2008, 10:01 AM
A better question is how is Glavine & Moyer still pitching? Moyer has 6 wins this year!

VeeckAsInWreck
06-04-2008, 10:16 AM
A better question is how is Glavine & Moyer still pitching? Moyer has 6 wins this year!

Moyer has got to have the slowest array of pitches but he gets by on location and deception. Kudos to him for still being able to do it.

areilly
06-04-2008, 10:40 AM
Poor guy. What a way to possibly end a career.:(:

Twice as old as some of his peers and still pitching better than nearly every single one of them until his body just wouldn't take it any more; if this is the end of Smoltz' career, I'd say that's actually one of the best ways to go out.

Sockinchisox
06-04-2008, 10:54 AM
It's definitely over. I remember him saying a couple of weeks ago if he had to go through another shoulder surgery he was going to retire.

doublem23
06-04-2008, 11:01 AM
They just had the press conference in Atlanta and updated the ESPN story... Smoltzy is done for the year but is looking to comeback for 2009.

I guess there's more he wants to accomplish? :dunno:

sox1970
06-04-2008, 12:14 PM
They just had the press conference in Atlanta and updated the ESPN story... Smoltzy is done for the year but is looking to comeback for 2009.

I guess there's more he wants to accomplish? :dunno:

It would be cool if Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz all retired this year and went in the Hall with Thome in 2014.

palehozenychicty
06-04-2008, 01:08 PM
They just had the press conference in Atlanta and updated the ESPN story... Smoltzy is done for the year but is looking to comeback for 2009.

I guess there's more he wants to accomplish? :dunno:

One more ring? It'll be a while before the Braves get one, though.

turners56
06-04-2008, 01:17 PM
And there goes the 2008 Braves season.

John is probably one of the best versatile pitchers ever. I mean, being a dominant starter for most of his career and then moving there in his late 30s to dominate there is absolutely amazing.

DSpivack
06-04-2008, 01:53 PM
And there goes the 2008 Braves season.

John is probably one of the best versatile pitchers ever. I mean, being a dominant starter for most of his career and then moving there in his late 30s to dominate there is absolutely amazing.

Their pitching staff has done well besides Smoltz thus far, no reason to think that'll change. They've also been hitting very well.

turners56
06-04-2008, 02:10 PM
Their pitching staff has done well besides Smoltz thus far, no reason to think that'll change. They've also been hitting very well.

The fact that I don't even know 3 of their guys on the current staff makes me think that missing Smoltz will eventually hurt them. I thought Smoltz was closing? If so, then Acosta and Soriano will end up being the team's closer committee.