John Smoltz Is Finished

Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus has confirmed that the 11:30 AM press conference by the Atlanta Braves is to announce that John Smoltz is finished for the season.    Smoltz looks like a sure-fire Hall-of-Famer.  If only he could get Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine to retire after this season....

With this news, fantasy players will scramble to get Rafael Soriano into their line-ups.  I'm not completely sold on his health, though.  Adding Manny Acosta is a smart move as manager Bobby Cox said he'd be splitting the closer duties amongst Smoltz, Soriano and Acosta. 

This was just a day ago, but I can't help wondering about the inclusion of a third pitcher in a  closing committee.   This seems to signal the health of Smoltz and Soriano are shaky, no?  You'd think closing every other save would be enough recovery time, right?

A sleepr for saves is Mike Gonzalez who could be up within a week or two.

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