Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Smoltz to where??

"Smoltz, the career leader in postseason wins with a 15-4 record and 2.66 ERA, would likely draw considerable interest from contending teams, perhaps including his hometown Detroit Tigers."

Just what kind of sick society are we living in when that sentence can be printed in a news story? That is vintage bizarro world.

I don't feel like the Braves will ultimately trade Smoltz. Number one, no matter how bad the Braves are, I just can't believe they'll stay this bad. They could finish 15 out and I'd be sitting there in December waiting for them to rally to the top of the standings. That's how resiliant I think this franchise has become. Like an earthworm. (And who among us hasn't cut off the head of an earthworm or two or three hundred?) Number two, even if the Braves really are done, I can't envision a fire sale. Maybe it's just an extension of the first reason, but who knows.

Although, it would be great irony if Smoltz is traded to the Tigers for some prospect, he goes 9-0 for Detroit and leads them to the playoffs, but the prospect goes on to win like 250 games for the Braves in his career. Is that actually irony? Does anybody really know what qualifies as official irony? What if the Tigers have a prospect in their system named Doyle Alexander - is it irony then? Now that my readership has dwindled to zero with my idle blogging, I'm sure nobody's going to be getting back to me on this. Damn.