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Should Smoltz join the Cards?

In my opinion John Smoltz looks like a great fit for the Redbirds. He can add veteran leadership to the bullpen and serve as a mentor to the younger arms. Smoltz could also be a great fit for as an eighth inning guy from the right side. After all, as a pitcher in the National League his numbers are phenomenal. Let it be known that the Cards are set on closer Ryan Franklin, but working from the pen in Atlanta, Smoltz had 154 saves. His career ERA sits at 3.32. Now it is understandable that he has had a shaky year thus far in the American League, but lets face it John Smoltz has excellent numbers which will give him a good shot at the Hall. Smoltz is a 212 game winner, not including his 15 postseason wins and ERA of 2.67. With the Birds making a push for the postseason, the Cards appear to be a great suitor for the righty. Furthermore, my favorite thing about a possible deal with Smoltz is the price tag. He will cost the Birds nothing more than a simple phone call as the Boston Red Sox will pick up his salary for the year. In retrospect it looks like a great fit for both sides, not to mention, the last two Red Sox players the Cards have acquired are panning out rather fairly. They are Julio Lugo and Joel Pinero. All that's left is that phone call!


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