More links to read in anticipation of John Smoltz's Red Sox debut…
- Larry Larue of the News Tribune reports that Adrian Beltre will need surgery on his shoulder at some point, but he's trying to play through the pain for now. He says he doesn't want teams to question his health when he becomes a free agent this winter.
- Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says we shouldn't expect to see Chris Capuano pitch in 2009.
- Check out RotoAuthority for a closer look at a pitcher who may have value in fantasy leagues: Joe Blanton.
- ESPN.com's Jorge Arangure says the Pirates, Brewers and Tigers are among the teams with the strongest scouting presence in Cuba.