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Relief Efforts: Where do Braves go with Smoltz gone?

Updated: June 4, 2008, 5:00 PM ET
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com

The news that John Smoltz will have season-ending shoulder surgery could end one of the most interesting fantasy careers. Smoltz was a top fantasy starter for years and was still in the top 10 this spring. He also has had some top seasons as a closer. Now, he likely will officially pass the baton.

Fantasy owners waited through May for Smoltz to return, with visions of 25 saves in their greedy heads. In reality, his shoulder just couldn't handle pitching anymore, regardless of the role ...

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