Originally written on Mets Fever  |  Last updated 10/30/11
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Joe Nathan will become a free agent this off-season after the Twins declined to pick-up his 12.5 M option.  The all-time Twins save leader and four time All-Star successfully returned from T.J. surgery this season in which he posted a 4.84 ERA and 14 saves in 48 appearances. 

Between 2004-2009 Nathan averaged 68 appearances a season with 40 saves and a 2.16 ERA.  In his return not only did his ERA balloon to 4.84 but at one point he relinquished the closers role and landed on the DL. 

Nathan is a local product, he graduated Pine Bush H.S. and then went on to SUNY Stony Brook.  He said he wants to sign somewhere to be the closer and that at 37 y/o wants to go to a team where he has the opportunity to win now.  While the Mets need a closer they don't appear to be the win now type team, however; Nathan said he'd consider the Mets and that they were a team he followed when he was young...

"We're definitely not counting any teams out. But obviously, the Mets are going to be on my radar. It's a team I followed growing up around this area. That would be exciting.'' source Newsday 
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