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Raffy Soriano?

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:27 pm
by JR.
So Bobby Cox said that Soriana was not available yesterday because he had "lingering elbow soreness."

Time to move on Mike Gonzalez? I'm looking for a more long-term, stable source.

Re: Raffy Soriano?

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:56 pm
by Jerkin
I could swear that Yahoo has Gonzalez on the DL right now.

Re: Raffy Soriano?

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:03 pm
by JR.
Yeah, he's on the DL but he's expected to come off soon. I heard reports out of Atlanta that Gonzalez is being looked at as "the savior" after Smoltz went down. Soriano may be headed back to the DL, Acosta's not ready, Gonzalez used to be a full-time closer...

Re: Raffy Soriano?

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:05 pm
by peter
I could swear that Yahoo has Gonzalez on the DL right now.
You're right - he's still on the DL. He's not due to throw in the minors until this weekend, scheduled to come off the DL sometime next week. I'm not ready to throw out Soriano, yet. Cox et al are being careful with him. Let it see how it plays out in the next couple of days before picking up a guy who hasn't come off the DL yet.

Re: Raffy Soriano?

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:22 pm
by JR.
[After losing John Smoltz, the Braves had expected to turn to Soriano for saves, but the oft-injured pitcher is injured again, leaving them hoping that Mike Gonzalez will be back soon. It's not so much a setback as it seems that Soriano can't recover, making back-to-back days tough . . .. The Braves bullpen has quickly gone from a strength to a problem spot, leaving many wondering if they'll try to go young or look outside for trades. Sources tell me that Gonzalez "is the savior right now," with the team hoping he can do what Soriano hasn't.]

From Will Carroll.

By the way, I don't own Soriano, so I'm speaking as a vulture in a league with DL spots...

Re: Raffy Soriano?

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:14 pm
by Grey
I say Gonzalez is going to be first looked at it in the ninth when he returns, but there's no indication that he'll stay healthy.