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  1. Tougher AL Central Division may give Tigers hidden advantageRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 24 | Bless You Boys

    ... skeptical. Unknown doesn't necessarily equate to instability but it certainly doesn't help boost confidence. Will Joe Nathan be able to close games like he did in the final month of the season? Is Joakim Soria capable of being lights-out like he was ...

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  2. Nathan hoping for better start in 2nd season with TigersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Washington Post

    In this Sept. 25, 2014, file phot, Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Nathan throws against the Minnesota Twins in the the ninth inning of a baseball game in Detroit.

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  3. Will Tigers add another free agent relief pitcher?Read the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Bless You Boys

    ... we've been listening to the same old song: "We're staying in house... Bruce Rondon will play a major role... Joe Nathan is a proven closer... the kids are alright". It sounds more like a broken record than music to the ears of Tigers' fans. The ...

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  4. Ex-Minnesota Twins Pitcher Boof Bonser Reportedly RetiringRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Twinkie Talk

    ... e answers about one of the best, if not the best, trades in Twins history. Boof came over to the Twins along with Joe Nathan and Francisco Liriano in exchange for A. J. Pierzynski.

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  5. Without Soria and Nathan, The Detroit Tigers Will Not Win It AllRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 4 | Motor City Bengals

    Sep 25, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila and relief pitcher Joe Nathan celebrate after the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Detroit won 4-2.

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  6. A.J. Pierzysnki Signs With The Atlanta BravesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | Twinkie Talk

    ... son as the Twins and Braves do not face off against each other in the 2015 season. Good luck, A.J. You brought us Joe Nathan and Francisco Liriano and for that we should be forever greatful.

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  7. White Sox vs. Tigers: Who Is Now the Team to Beat in the AL Central?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | BleacherReport

    ... which makes the unit better by subtraction, but he has been replaced by Joel still has 40-year-old right-hander Joe Nathan in line to handle the ninth-inning. Now there were stretches last season when Nathan was filthy, but those periods figure to ...

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  8. Winter Meetings Preview: AL CentralRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | The Washington Post

    ... he did in 2014 (can he?). The re-signing of Martinez, coming off a career year, keeps the offense afloat. But can Joe Nathan (4.81 ERA, seven blown saves) re-establish himself as a closer at age 40? If not, can Joakim Soria (4.91 ERA after midseason ...

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  9. Five Underrated Free Agent Relievers the Detroit Tigers Should Consider SigningRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2014 | Sports Media 101

    ... a cheaper option given he's coming off his own bout with Tommy John surgery. In the event the team didn't trust Joe Nathan , they could have another capable replacement ready to go. It will take a major leap of faith considering Motte's injury ...

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  10. Could the Detroit Tigers Bullpen be Better in 2015?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Motor City Bengals

    Sep 16, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Nathan delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Twins won 4-3.

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

    Nov 20, 2014 | 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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  12. Minnesota's return for Johan Santana officially reaches zeroRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | 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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  13. SB Nation Awards: Help us choose the best A's pitching appearance of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | 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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  14. Yankees Free Agent Profile: Joba ChamberlainRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | 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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  15. 5 Cost-Effective Signings the Detroit Tigers Can Make This OffseasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | 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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  16. Detroit Tigers: Top Five Offseason/Spring Training Acquisitions of 2013Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | 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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  17. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Agent Target: Francisco LirianoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | 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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  18. Four free agents Detroit Tigers need for bullpen helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | 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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  19. TwinsCentric: Powering up the bullpenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | 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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  20. 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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