Not that either of these players would open up a spot for Neshek. Smoltz's spot will definitely open up a spot for the Tall Chris Young, who is likely going to win the vote anyway. (The spot was taken by Roy Oswalt.) A-Rod's absence would require another third baseman unless Jim Leyland wants to stick one of his shortstops (none of whom are named Orlando Cabrera) at third base. Or possibly Casey Blake. Or maybe we can get nine innings of Mike Lowell.