shoelessjoetara wrote:I agree but according to CBS its Soriano's job to lose. They tend to exagerate a little sometimes.
CBS doesn't go that far:
Mike Gonzalez, RP ATL
News: Atlanta closer Mike Gonzalez pitched in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against the Phillies. This is especially important because with the Braves leading 4-2 in the bottom of the ninth, Rafael Soriano took the mound to try for the save. Gonzalez pitched a scoreless eighth and walked a batter without allowing a hit. Soriano came on in the ninth, allowed a hit and struck out a batter for his third save. Soriano's ERA is 1.20.
Analysis: Gonzalez had gone three straight appearances with two saves and only allowed one hit with three strikeouts, so it isn't like he's been struggling of late. Manager Bobby Cox might be tinkering with his bullpen rotation but that is definitely cause for concern for owners of Gonzalez. Stay tuned to find out the reason Cox placed Gonzalez as the eighth-inning setup guy and Soriano the closer on Sunday. Gonzalez has been a low-end No. 2 Fantasy closer but could drop to a non-entity in Fantasy play if he's just a setup guy. Soriano would take the reverse action on his value and he'd become a No. 2 Fantasy closer.