To many, the biggest surprise about Cox's announcement that he'd come to terms on a one-year extension is that he announced his retirement at the same time. As he put it, the only way Cox was ever going to retire was by giving himself a time line and sticking to it. Now he has one.
This weekend provides some rather juicy matchups with plenty of early playoff implications, here are the best and feel free to vote at the bottom for which pairing intrigues you the most.
August 21, 2009; 11:44 AM ET |
Categories: Braves , Giants , Marlins , Playoffs , Rangers , Rays , Red Sox , Rockies , Yankees | Tags: Florida Marlins, atlanta braves, boston red sox, colorado rockies, new york yankees, playoffs, san francisco giants, tampa bay rays, texas rangers
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Despite one of the greatest pedigrees among pitchers in the past 25 years, John Smoltz was designated for assignment by the Red Sox this afternoon. There were no known lingering injury issues for Smoltz, so this was a move made purely based on his performance.
At the trade deadline the Red Sox were able to land Cleveland Indians catcher/first baseman Victor Martinez and it only took two prospects and a young reliever.
July 31, 2009; 4:17 PM ET |
Categories: Braves , Indians , Red Sox | Tags: atlanta braves, boston red sox, cleveland indians, trade, victor martinez
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Boston Red Sox pitcher John Smoltz has never played in the American League before, has never played for Boston before and is looking to come back from major surgery for the second time in his career with his first start of the season tonight against the Washington Nationals.
Tom Glavine disclosed that he has no plans to sign with a new team this season in a conversation with Buck Lanford of FOX 5 Atlanta. Proving that even he is hip with modern technology, Glavine shot Lanford a text message that spelled out the end of his season, though not necessarily the end of his career.