If it is with utter shock, then don’t be surprised that the Red Sox have decided to let potential Hall of Famer John Smoltz go. Red Sox GM Theo Epstein personally flew to New York to break the news to him. I would call it a career.
The A’s also decided to part ways with Jason Giambi. Being on the DL and having the lowest batting average (.198) in the majors didn’t help. However, he still might be able to help a club in the middle of a pennant race. But, it won’t be the Yankees.