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  1. Carl Willis and Neil Allen finalists for pitching coach; Guardado in as bullpen coach?Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | Twinkie Town

    ... closer in 2002 and 2003. His 116 saves were second in franchise history, behind Rick Aguilera's 254, until Joe Nathan took over the role from 2004 to 2011 and surpassed them both. To the best of my knowledge this move isn't written in stone yet, but ...

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  2. Minnesota's return for Johan Santana officially reaches zeroRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Twinkie Town

    ... to Game 163 in which he pitched a perfect two thirds of an inning. He saved 21 games for the Twins in 2010 while Joe Nathan was recovering from Tommy John surgery, but returned to regular relief duty when the team acquired middling closer Matt Capps ...

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  3. SB Nation Awards: Help us choose the best A's pitching appearance of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Athletics Nation

    ... held the A's scoreless on two hits through eight innings, but he let the leadoff man reach in the ninth and Joe Nathan was unable to close things out. Meanwhile, Kazmir was busy putting up Oakland's seventh-highest Game Score of the season (79), and ...

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  4. Yankees Free Agent Profile: Joba ChamberlainRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 | Yanks Go Yard

    ... is once again a free agent. The right-hander spent most of the season as the primary setup man for closer Joe Nathan in the Tiger bullpen, and for much of the first half of the season seemed to excel in the role and from being out of the New York ...

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  5. 5 Cost-Effective Signings the Detroit Tigers Can Make This OffseasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | BleacherReport

    ... They had another dismal 2014 campaign (13th in the league in ERA ) that only got worse in the postseason . With Joe Nathan and (probably) Joakim Soria returning next year, the Tigers won't require a new closer. However, they will seek bullpen arms ...

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  6. Detroit Tigers: Top Five Offseason/Spring Training Acquisitions of 2013Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | BleacherReport

    ... offseason about to begin, here's a look back at the top five players Detroit acquired before Opening Day 2014. Joe Nathan was signed to end the Tigers' bullpen woes. After Jose Valverde's implosion and the decision that Joaquin Benoit wasn't going ...

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  7. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Agent Target: Francisco LirianoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 24 | Venom Strikes

    ... . Background: Signed by the Giants as an amateur free agent in 2000, he was traded to the Twins along with Joe Nathan and Boof Bonser for A.J. Pierzynski . He was the talk of the baseball world in 2006 going 12-3 with a 2.16 ERA, finishing third in ...

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  8. Four free agents Detroit Tigers need for bullpen helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | Motor City Bengals

    ... go to the highest bidder. Having said that, the Tigers may be long shots, considering their faith in closer Joe Nathan. But, stranger things have happened. Sep 2, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Pat Neshek (37) throws to ...

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  9. TwinsCentric: Powering up the bullpenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Star Tribune

    ... Fortunately, the current Twins already have that all-important piece: a shutdown closer. Like Eddie Guardado and Joe Nathan before him, Glen Perkins is an All-Star, ranking among the game's best at slamming the door. But what of the arms leading up ...

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  10. Who was the Tigers' biggest disappointment?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | Bless You Boys

    ... By the playoffs, he was not a good relief option. That did not prevent Brad Ausmus from sticking with his plan. Joe Nathan arrived as the sure-fire proven closer following a season with an ERA of 1.39 and WHIP under 0.90. He managed to have his ...

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  11. NLCS notebook: Molina out of lineup but availableRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | WISN-TV

    ... Giants took a big chance after the 2003 season, dealing top pitching prospect Francisco Liriano, proven reliever Joe Nathan and minor-league starter Boof Bonser to the Minnesota Twins in order to plug a hole at catcher created when Benito Santiago ...

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  12. NLCS: 'Welcome' back, A.J.: Giants fans still hate PierzynskiRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Sporting News

    ... to endear him to the fans or his teammates. He was acquired from the Twins in the offseason for three pitchers: Joe Nathan, Francisco Liriano and Boof Bonser. The trade is widely considered to be one of the worst in Giants history. A fellow Giant ...

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  13. More Royals magic: The pitching coach may be a fortune-tellerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | New York Post

    ... Alex Rodriguez hit game-tying home runs in the two dramatic home games - in the ninth inning against Twins closer Joe Nathan, and then in the 11th inning against Angels closer Brian Fuentes - and Johnny Damon stole two bases on one play against the ...

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  14. Lackey, and maybe Pierzynski, await for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | SFGate

    ... fans will recall Pierzynski's 2004 season with, at best, dismay, in large part because the team sent pitcher Joe Nathan , Francisco Liriano and Boof Bonser to the Twins for him, one of the worst deals in club history. Pierzynski had a decent season, ...

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  15. Explaining Detroit's Disaster of a BullpenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2014 | Bless You Boys

    ... and let them walk; he gambled on Bruce Rondon being functional rather than on the DL all season; he gambled on Joe Nathan still having it in his tank at his advanced age; he gambled on Joba Chamberlain being a functional version of his old self for ...

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  16. Mitch Albom: Tigers can win Game 3, but not in long runRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2014 | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

    ... every pitching lemon in the parking lot. Not all his fault. The guys he brought in this year_Joba Chamberlain, Joe Nathan, Joakim Soria, Jim Johnson, Joel Hanrahan_all had nice resumes. Meanwhile, disappearing everyday players have meant quick fixes ...

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  17. It wasn't supposed to be like thisRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | Bless You Boys

    ... help. So, the day after Doug Fister was traded, Dombrowski signed arguably the best closer on the market in Joe Nathan. Ahh, finally Detroit would have a shutdown closer for the first time in a very long while. The price tag was a hefty $20M over ...

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  18. Analysis: Anibal Sanchez could be X-factor for Detroit Tigers in Division Series vs....Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | MLive.com

    ... in Camden Yards, which is much more hitter-friendly than Comerica Park. (How will Tigers fans feel if they see Joe Nathan facing Nelson Cruz in Game 1 with the game on the line?) Sanchez surrendered just nine home runs in 182 innings in 2013. That's ...

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  19. 2014 ALDS predictions by the Bless You Boys staffRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | Bless You Boys

    ... quiet in this series. The lone game the Tigers lose will be the one Verlander starts. JV will throw well, but Joe Nathan will blow the save and lose the game. Porcello will give up four or five runs in game four, but the offense is going to explode ...

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  20. Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus willing to use Anibal Sanchez in big situations out of bullpenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | MLive.com

    ... can pitch multiple innings, and could be used as a seventh-inning setup man if Joakim Soria, Joba Chamberlain or Joe Nathan is unavailable to pitch on a particular day. Asked whether he would feel comfortable bringing in Sanchez in the middle of an ...

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