Pedro Martinez isn't the only future Hall of Fame pitcher who hopes to play after 2009. John Smoltz told Rob Bradford of WEEI.com that he wants to keep pitching after this season and expects to be able to now that he's recovered from a torn labrum. He said he can see himself pitching "well beyond" this year.
"If I was going to have surgery and I can pitch one year, what prevents me from pitching two years," Smoltz asked.
For now, Smoltz is focused on his 2009 debut. He'll make at least $3.5MM this year before becoming a free agent after the season.