Smoltz signs two-year contract with Braves |

The story that broke said that Smoltz signed an extension through 2006 with an option for 2007. That seemed so odd that I originally typed that it was through 2007 with an option for 2008. I then “corrected” that, but my instinctive reading was right; Smoltz is signed for the next three seasons with an option, though the other terms (other than that he’ll make less this season and his per-start bonus clause was cut) weren’t disclosed. I assume that this deal was what was holding up the Hudson deal — and maybe a deal to come.