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Smoltz Setback

You know what the recent John Smoltz setback says to me in fantasy baseball language?  Go pick up Mike Gonzalez.  The plan is still to bring the lefty back from Tommy John surgery later this month.  If he's any kind of decent, I think he moves ahead of Manny Acosta for saves in Atlanta.

Acosta's K/BB is ugly and he's been used in plenty of non-save situations since being named the closer by default.  Gonzalez has the closer pedigree from Pittsburgh.

Maybe Gonzalez never gets a save opp.  Rafael Soriano's outlook seems positive, and he could be back next week.  But you never know; Gonzalez is worth a pre-emptive pickup if you have the bench space and are struggling to get saves. 




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