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JOE NATHAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tigers’ Max Scherzer fans 11 for 12th victory

Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer got his 12th win of the season Thursday night in a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner allowed three runs and six hits over seven innings and struck out 11. “I felt good with everything tonight and had all four pitches going,” Scherzer said, via the Associated Press. “I hadn’t been...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dombrowski sought out Nathan, Kinsler before getting Soria

DETROIT -- When the Detroit Tigers became serious about acquiring Joakim Soria this month, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said he had manager Brad Ausmus and pitching coach Jeff Jones discuss the possibility with closer Joe Nathan and All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler. They had been teammates with Soria the last two seasons as Texas Rangers. "They explained (Soria...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan To Remain Closer? You Must Be Joakim

Like a good Jewish boy, Brad Ausmus said to his Bubbie, "Bubbie, I love sulfites, nitrates and pig a**holes, but every time I see a Nathan's, I get the runs. Bubbie, do you have a remedy?" His Bubbie lowered her knitting and said, "You need to get a goddamn decent closer!" And so it was done. Unfortunately, due to being wracked with guilt (or possibly...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  1 Comment

Tigers closer Nathan falters again as trade deadline approaches

DETROIT -- The drumbeat is getting louder as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches. "The bullpen is terrible! ... Why are the Tigers still using Joe Nathan? ... Bring back Benoit! Bring in Soria!" Variations on those themes can be found throughout social media, especially on a night like Saturday, when the Tigers lost their third straight game to the Cleveland Indians...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians rough up Nathan for doubleheader sweep of Tigers

DETROIT (AP) -- Carlos Santana hit a tiebreaking, bases-clearing double with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 win Saturday night that sealed a sweep of the doubleheader. The Indians have won four straight, three in a row at Detroit, to pull within 4 games of the AL Central-leading Tigers. Cleveland won the first game 6-2 thanks in large part to...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Joaquin Benoit edition

As the days get closer to the trade deadline, the Detroit Tigers have still to make a trade in order to help improve a bullpen that makes you hold your breath as a fan. The addition of San Diego Padres relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit could be a move that could help Tigers’ fans exhale. Now you are probably thinking “how many articles is this guy going to write about the Tigers...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan takes first steps forward

DETROIT -- It would have understandable if 35,715 Tigers fans cringed when they saw Joe Nathan heading for the mound in the ninth inning Thursday afternoon. After all, Detroit only had a 2-1 lead, and the 39-year-old closer has a 13.50 thus far in June. And, the way the Tigers are playing, if anything could go wrong, it probably would. Fifteen pitches later, the worrying was over...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: what to make of Joe Nathan

Can the Detroit Tigers trust Joe Nathan? When they signed him this past offseason for 2 years and $20M it felt right. The fit was perfect. Finally the Tigers had a guy that could be trusted to take the ball in the 9th inning in hostile situations and deliver smooth save conversions. Fast forward to last night. Anibal Sanchez is twirling a gem with one out in the 9th, holding tight...
Via isportsweb.com
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss
THAT HURTS

Rangers closer loses bet, dresses as Romo

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers evidently wasn’t the only one who had a little something extra riding on a week 1 NFL game. Last year’s MVP and R&B group Boyz II Men had an arrangement that if the Packers lost to the 49ers Rodgers would have to wear a San Francisco jersey this [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
September 12, 2012  |  1 Comment
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