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16. Can Cormier and Villarreal be counted on?

Oscar Villarreal

Oscar Villarreal and Lance Cormier both helped the Braves at times in 2006, but as we look forward to 2007, it's hard to tell how they'll fit in. The Braves Show's Bill Shanks has more as he continues his 35-part series on the top questions facing the Braves this winter.

They were both acquired for catcher Johnny Estrada, and by the time the 2006 season was over, just about everyone was glad Lance Cormier and Oscar Villarreal were around. In a season full of injuries and disappointments, Cormier and Villarreal supplied the Braves with quality innings. They were not perfect, and their stats show they still have work to do. But in many ways the Braves would have...

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