Mets Considering John Smoltz

The Mets are considering John Smoltz for a rotation spot, according to Anthony McCarron of The New York Daily News. Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog.com was all over this earlier in the week.

The 42-year-old righthander has drawn interest from the Nationals, Phillies, and Cardinals this offseason. Even though his ERA was an ugly 6.35 last season, Smoltz still posted strong strikeout and walk numbers. A National League team seems like the best fit, and a contender could do a lot worse at the back of the rotation. 

McCarron adds that the Mets continue to negotiate with Bengie Molina, however things are moving along slowly.  


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51 Comments on "Mets Considering John Smoltz"


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5 years 5 months ago

Good….. the Braves need someone to really tear up this year…

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austinhb
5 years 5 months ago

imagine john smoltz vs braves lol wow

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nyflyankee
5 years 5 months ago

Seeing how well Tom Glavine worked out for the Mets, I can’t see why the wouldn’t sign 42yr old Smoltz.

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nyflyankee
5 years 5 months ago

Seeing as how well it went with Tom Glavine for the Mets, I can’t see why they wouldn’t want to sign the 42yr old Smoltz.

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ChiefTomahawk
5 years 5 months ago

If he signs with the Mets I will loose a lot of respect for Smoltzie. His issues with the Braves front office last year were the Braves fault, but if he signs with a rival team such as the Mets I dont know how I can respect a guy who claimed he loved playing for ATL. Plus at this point to says its about money is bogus, he has made over $100 million.

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bbxxj
5 years 5 months ago

We offered him more than a fair contract for the ammount and quality of work he put in last year. Just because we wouldn’t WAY overpay for a guy who pitched half a season’s worth of ineffective innings means we mishandled it?

No Smoltz is just like most other atheletes. I thought he loved ATL but he really just loves money and the precieved greater chances of winning. There is nothing wrong with that, but he is no longer my favorite Brave.

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ChiefTomahawk
5 years 5 months ago

I agree with you that we offered him a fair contract, but at the same time you can blame the front office for that. Although I am over that saga I will never forgive smoltz if he signs with the Mets

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bbxxj
5 years 5 months ago

Not following you here. They made a smart baseball move by not topping BOS offer but it’s STILL the FO’s fault?

Anyways, if he pitched a full season he would have made more on ATL’s offer than BOS’s but he knew he wouldn’t pitch a full season so he wanted more for doing less.

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ChiefTomahawk
5 years 5 months ago

Sorry so confusing, still early in the morning. Haha, okay the whole situation was dealt with incorrectly. Yes they did make a pretty fair offer to him but I think they said some bad things. Either way it worked out better for the Braves that we did not sign him. Bottom line is you can blame the Braves for not matching BOS base salary but you cannot forgive Smoltz for signing with the mets.

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NL_East_Rivalry
5 years 5 months ago

You think they said some bad things? Was this “thought” before or after Smoltz said w/ Boston w/o a warning and then said bad things about Smoltz?

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Alldaybaseball
5 years 5 months ago

I agree, he wouldn’t be ready until June plus he was coming of TJ. How much money did he want, he has enough.

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5 years 5 months ago

Ugh, quit hating. The Braves clearly went in another direction regarding their pitching and they’re better off. Let the guy play where he wants.