I remain unphased by the rumors that the Red Sox and Tigers may be interested in John Smoltz. I assume this is a ploy by Smoltzie's agents to drive up his price or get the Braves to move faster.
On the other hand, I recently had a discussion with a fellow Braves fan-lifer, who doesn't like the franchise's history with regard to career Braves players. He cites that Hank Aaron, Dale Murphy, Eddie Matthews, Phil Neikro, etc. have all finished their careers with other teams. It seems like any player who begins his career with the Braves inevitably is let go in the final years of his career. (I welcome anyone who can find a player in history who has spent the entirety of his carrer with the Braves.)
All that being said, I realize management is much different than it was while these players were active, but the trend still leaves me uneasy. Should we be concerned in the least? Could the unthinkable happen? Could John Smoltz end his career in another uniform?