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Elite setup man Jonny Venters will help Kimbrel.
Craig Kimbrel isn't the only dominant late-inning reliever with the Braves.
In the first two years of his career, Jonny Venters has a 1.89 ERA and 189 strikeouts over 171 innings. His 85 appearances in relief led the National League last year, so he's both durable and tough to hit.
After strong seasons in 2009 and 2010, Eric O'Flaherty really emerged in 2011. Over 73.2 innings, he struck out 67 batters and posted a 0.98 ERA with a 1.09 WHIP. O'Flaherty may be the best seventh-inning reliever in all of baseball right now.
The fact that the Braves have the best seventh and eighth-inning combination in the game is a major positive for Kimbrel. The presence of these two guys means Kimbrel isn't likely to be forced into many multiple-inning save opportunities, which should keep him fresh.
Venters and O'Flaherty will also help in other ways that some may not realize, as it is something that means that the bullpen isn't going to blow many save opportunities before Kimbrel gets into the game.
It also means that manager Freddi Gonzalez won't try to overwork a starter since he has such good options out of the bullpen.