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The Mets are interested in John Smoltz

Jan 7, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

Because the sign-the-former-Brave strategy worked so well with Tom Glavine, the Mets are taking a look at John Smoltz, according to Matt Cerone of MetsBlog.com.

OK, that’s not fair. Smoltz is someone the Mets should be looking at.  Lots of upside and very little risk, I would imagine.

  1. Bobby Townsend - Jan 7, 2010 at 4:55 PM

    He has no upside and enormous risk. Smoltz is a professional pick pocket whose face and arm are more suited to appear on John Walsh’s Americas Most Wanted. Can’t believe he hasn’t been caught yet

  2. YankeesfanLen - Jan 7, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    A sign the former Brave post with no mention of Frenchy?
    New Year Resolution?

  3. Dan Whitney - Jan 7, 2010 at 5:31 PM

    How can you say a potential contract from Omar Minaya isn’t without its risks? Smoltz will probably be given a two year, $6mil deal with an option for a third year at $2.5 that’ll vest if the sun continues to set in the west.

  4. Old Gator - Jan 8, 2010 at 12:46 AM

    The upside is the terrific opportunity for insurance fraud. Here’s the deal: the Mets offer Smoltz a minor league contract but claim they’re paying him $2.5 million. Then, they fake an injury to his shoulder or elbow – who’d even bother to verify that at this point? – and collect $1.75 million from the insurance company, splitting the difference with Smoltz under the table.
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    Springtime
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    and Germaneeeee…..

  5. gogoichiro - Jan 8, 2010 at 1:43 AM

    John Smoltz needs to hang it up. Its not 1994 anymore. Go do commercials with muppets for your $3 mil or whatever. Sellout.
    The Mets have always been a open gushing wound that they try to fix with band-aids.

  6. aceshigh - Jan 8, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    Smoltz was a great pitcher, but I can’t get the horrific images of him pitching for the Sox out of my head.
    That last game he pitched where the Yankees mutilated him may have been the lowest point of the season for me (and there were many).

  7. Fast Eddy - Jan 8, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    Smoltz might be a good closer, but can not start for anyone. I think he can shout a lot of clubs down for one inning with ease. He could go 3 innings or so on skill and deception, but no longer than that. Anyone who thinks he can be a starter is nuts. If anyone signs him, they will have to give him a one year contract for about 1 Mil. only. Will he go for that just to stay in the game another year?

  8. Old Gator - Jan 8, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Smoltz was indeed a great pitcher, but he’s making himself look pathetic and averaging one lousy stat after another into his record. If he keeps this up he’s going to wind up in a rocking chair on the porch of some St. Peterburg retirement home whizzing through a catheter and playing solitaire with Bert Blyleven instead of in the Hall of Fame.
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    One can also see him as a zombie from Return of the Living Dead: “I know you’re up there, Omar. I can smell your brayyyyn!”

  9. Razz - Jan 8, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    How on earth can you lead this quip of a story with the Glavine deal working out so well for the Mets? If I recall, he was at best our 2nd best pitcher, and only then in ’06. Has the last day of the ’07 season meld-down been forgotten that fast?

  10. Old Gator - Jan 8, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    Not down here. Pardon the overindulgence in mirth that follows, but we have to take our pleasures where we find them in this Dark Age of Loria: oooohahahahehhhehehehehehhohoheeeeeyaaaaahoohaaa…

  11. XFringeDivisionX - Jan 9, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    The Mutt’s interest in Smoltz is just a media ploy for Minaya, to make it seem the Mutt’s actually had a productive off-season, where in reality, with only the Cardinals signing of Holiday, the Mutt’s had one of the most UNPRODUCTIVE off-seasons in MLB history. You wouldn’t ever see the 27 time, World Series Champions, the Legendary New York Yankees and Brian Cashman even consider talking to Smoltz, never mind signing him to a major league contract. What a joke. If I were a Mutt’s fan, I’d bury my head in the sand. But, hey, they have to get people to come to that second class wantabe MLB stadium they just built, in a town, well named for the Mutt’s ballclub and fans, FlUSHING!!! Hehehe!!!

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  14. Luigi Fulk - Feb 17, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    I Enjoyed reading the post. I will have a quick look to the rest of the posts and if i am interested maybe we could do some deals

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