Sunday, February 27, 2005

Smoltz should start Opening Day

It probably doesn't come as a surprise to even the most casual of Braves fans, but John Smoltz has all but been penciled in as Opening Day starter.

Manager Bobby Cox hasn't revealed his thoughts on the matter yet but he's set up his Spring Training schedule in a way that'd allow Smoltz to be ready for the April 5th opener with the Marlins.

At present, the Atlanta rotation looks like this: Smoltz, Tim Hudson, Mike Hampton, John Thomson, and Horacio Ramirez.

Hampton starts the first Grapefruit League game this Thursday.

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