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    La Russa interested in Smoltz

    According to Bernie Miklasz at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (via Twitter), Cardinals manager Tony La Russa indicated that he would be interested in adding the recently released veterans John Smoltz and Justin Speier. Both would be candidates to strengthen the depleted right side of the Cards' bullpen.
    Against righties this season, Smoltz put up a 21/2 K/BB ratio while limiting them to a .232 batting clip. Speier has a 20/5 K/BB against them and has kept them to only a .239 average. So despite each having early difficulties, it looks like they each still could be of use to a team like the Cardinals. It's also notable that Tony La Russa had been clamoring to acquire Matt Holliday last year until the Cards finally pulled the trigger to grab him -- La Russa has a history of getting his man



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    Re: La Russa interested in Smoltz

    Bust out the Dave Duncan pixie dust.



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    Re: La Russa interested in Smoltz

    plus the NL central is not the AL east, he might find the lefties here easier to pitch to.



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    Re: La Russa interested in Smoltz

    I'd imagine either couldn't be worse than Motte.


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    Re: La Russa interested in Smoltz

    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPower57 View Post
    I'd imagine either couldn't be worse than Motte.
    I'll take Smoltz over Motte! hahaa



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    Re: La Russa interested in Smoltz

    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPower57 View Post
    I'd imagine either couldn't be worse than Motte.
    It will be Wellemeyer's roster spot imo



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    Re: La Russa interested in Smoltz

    It'd probably be a pretty good fit.



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    Re: La Russa interested in Smoltz

    DO IT

    PLEASE

    DO IT!



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    Re: La Russa interested in Smoltz

    yea time for motte to go.




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    Re: La Russa interested in Smoltz

    That makes me a little nervous after watching him get rocked almost every time he went out and pitched this year.



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    Re: La Russa interested in Smoltz

    Quote Originally Posted by mramseyISU View Post
    That makes me a little nervous after watching him get rocked almost every time he went out and pitched this year.
    that was as a starter. bring him to be set up man for Frankllin and he may be money. worse case scenario, you bring him in and he has nothing left and you let him retire.



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