John Smoltz from MLB Network joined Jason today to talk about the surging Oakland Athletics, and their hot Bay Area counterpart, the San Francisco Giants. Smoltz and Jason first talked about the ACC Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe, and why Smoltz struggled with the putter. They also discussed the Oakland Athletics and what they might do at the trade deadline to make themselves better. Smoltz recalled times throughout his career where his team felt rejuvenated when a new player gets brought in that can help the team win. He also talked about how the A’s are reminiscent of the 1991 Braves squad who reached the playoffs after overcoming long odds after the all-star break. Jason also asked Smoltz about the Giants, and why Tim Lincecum continues to struggle.
of the Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs during the game against the Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs at Turner Field on August 12, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.John Smoltz (Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)