Thursday, November 6, 2008

Farewell?


This isn't exactly news, but yesterday's headlines were reserved for something more special, something bigger.  If this was Maddux's final season, at least he went out on a high note: surpassing Clemens on the all-time win list, 0 earned runs in 3 post season appearances, and a record 18th Gold Glove.  I hope he comes back for one more season; he's 12 wins away from passing Warren Spahn for 6th all-time.  I know Mad Dog's record was sub-par this season (8-13), but he had 12 no decisions where he either left with the lead or had a quality start.  If he does come back, he'll need help from the offense to climb that wins list.  The Cubs scored quite a few runs last season...

5 comments:

Joseph said...

I've heard rumblings that he, Smoltz, and Glavine will all retire this off-season so that they can head into the Hall at the same time. BUT, I think I have also heard that all three might want to throw for the Braves together for one more year...

DeWolf said...

I've heard both rumors, and I hope the latter of the two takes place. Smoltz doesn't want to end his career not having pitched at the end of a season.

Joseph said...

Could you imagine if the starting rotation for the Bravos all of the sudden became, Maddux, Smoltz, Glavine, and Peavy? Instant contenders. I'd like to see it happen. I bet the three old-timers would take a lot less money to finish up in Atlanta and give it one more try, too.

Anonymous said...

Moyer filed for free agency, not that the Braves could afford him, but it'd be cool to see how a rotation of a bunch of still solid 40+ year olds could do.

DeWolf said...

Lara, it's comments like that that make me glad I pulled the pillow away from your face in time during the "Can You Breathe?" game.