Jon Smoltz did you really think you would overcome a season ending surgery at the age of 42? How about this Jon were you simply being the Brette Favre of baseball with some hopes of making the Atlanta Braves look stupid for letting go of a has been pitcher? Although Jon Smoltz was stubborn and failing clearly in his comeback he isn't the only one to blame here. Theo Epstein is mostly to blame. Along with the geriatric Jon Smoltz, Theo also signed the following...Bad Penny with a 5.20 ERA and only 17 home runs given up, joining him Rocco Baldelli with 100 at bats and 3 DL stints already and last but not least lets not forget the 39 year old takashi saito that no one wanted in the off season other than who else? Theo Esptein.
Although Jon Smoltz has ended his career in a very disturbing mannor, it takes an arrogant GM such as Theo Espstein to allow such rediculous things to take place.