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JOE NATHAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Joe Nathan to have Tommy John surgery, miss season

The Detroit Tigers bullpen situation just got a bit more interesting. Closer Joe Nathan, placed on the DL earlier this month, will miss the rest of the season after tearing both his UCL and his flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow. Nathan will soon have season-ending Tommy John surgery. Joe Nathan has UCL tear as well as flexor pronator tear, will have Tommy John surgery...
Via The Outside Corner
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan back at it fighting with Detroit Tigers fans again

More often than not, a player, getting into spats with fans is a lose-lose proposition, regardless of whether or not firing back at them is justified or not. Detroit Tigers reliever Joe Nathan clearly didn’t learn this lesson the first time around last season. Nathan on Thursday was lustily booed by fans during an appearance...Read More The post Joe Nathan back at it fighting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan is already going to war with Tigers fans

On Thursday, Joe Nathan was horrible for the Tigers in their 6-5 loss to the Phillies. Nathan recorded just two outs, allowed six runs (four earned) on five hits, and walked one without a strikeout. Tigers fans predictably, lustfully booed Nathan during his appearance, peaking when he was pulled in the middle of the inning. After the appearance, Nathan had some harsh words for the...
Via The Outside Corner
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan apologizes for gesture directed at Tigers fans

Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan and his relationship with the home crowd has been rocky — to say the least —  this season. But the frustration finally boiled over the for the 39-year-old Wednesday night. Nathan, who is in the midst of a career-worst season in his first year with the Tigers, was booed upon taking the mound in the ninth inning with Detroit leading the Pittsburgh...
Via NESN.com
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Did Joe Nathan do f--- you gesture to home fans?

Detroit Tigers fans long ago lost their patience with closer Joe Nathan, who again was booed Wednesday night after walking the first two batters of the ninth inning with his team up four. Nathan worked out of the jam by getting a deep fly out to left and a 5-3 double play. But as he walked up to exchange a fist bump with Tigers catcher Alex Avila, Nathan appeared to make an unseemly...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Jonathan Papelbon edition

The trade deadline is upon us as it is just over a week away and for the Detroit Tigers, making a move for help in the bullpen is the area to address still as they look to pull away in the American League Central. While it may take a lot to offer, trading for Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon is just one of the many relief pitchers the Tigers could look into bringing...
Via isportsweb.com
July 22, 2014  |  1 Comment

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Joakim Soria edition

With just about three and a half weeks left until the trade deadline, the Detroit Tigers are looking for answers to a bullpen that is still questionable ranking 28th in all of baseball in total ERA and is the Achilles heel of their World Series title hopes. Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria could be that answer to provide some stability to a Tigers bullpen that has been anything...
Via isportsweb.com
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Great: Nathan’s “Dead Arm” is an Excuse

When Joe Nathan signed a two-year, $20 million to close games for the Detroit Tigers, the team was pretty sure they had found their closer. Unfortunately, the 39-year-old hasn’t lived up to expectations and earlier this week went public with what he thinks the problem is.  Dead arm. Joe Nathan says he has a ‘dead arm” going on right now, and that he’s still “fine-tuning...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers closer Joe Nathan blows another save while dealing with ‘dead arm’

When Joe Nathan signed a two-year deal during the offseason, the Tigers and many of their fans thought they were getting stability in the backend of the Tigers otherwise questionable bullpen. After all, despite nearing 40 years old, Nathan had saved 80 games over his previous two seasons with an ERA just over 2.00 and a WHIP under 1.00. Well, Nathan has blown two of his first three...
Via The Outside Corner
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers 2014 bullpen preview

Heading into this offseason it was widely believed that the Detroit Tigers would completely revamp their bullpen full of sure things and impact arms. On second thought…. Signing Joe Nathan was a huge deal, obviously. Detroit desperately needed a lockdown closer and now they have one. No disputes will arise as to who should get the ball in the 9th inning, which will be a refreshing...
Via isportsweb.com
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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