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Smoltz a huge risk/reward option

Updated: January 9, 2009, 11:34 AM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft, ESPN.com

Thursday was a very good day for 41-year-old pitchers. We already know all about Trevor Hoffman's signing with Milwaukee, but in the other big news for veterans, long-time Brave John Smoltz joined the Red Sox on a one-year deal.

Thing is, while the two share the same birth year -- 1967 -- what they do not share is the same fantasy outlook for 2009. I'm in agreement with colleague Eric Karabell that you know what you get with Hoffman: around 30 saves, shaky ratios and second-tier (I'll ...

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