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JOE NATHAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tigers' Nathan hopes to prove 2014 season was fluke

DETROIT -- There was probably no one happier to say goodbye to 2014 than Joe Nathan. The invincible closer who had tortured the Tigers for years by never blowing a save against them suddenly became mortal when he joined them, blowing seven of his 42 save opportunities. "I always say it's a fine line between having a really good season and having a subpar year," Nathan said during...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Make or break year for Joe Nathan with the Detroit Tigers

Other than being the Detroit Lions quarterback, being the Detroit Tigers closer is the second most stressful job in the city. This will be the second go around for Joe Nathan this year and many fans see this as a dark spot on the team and at 40 years old, I could see why the fans think this, but I’m here to tell you that it is not as bad as it seems. Last year, Nathan posted 35...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan apologizes to Tigers fans for rude gesture, says, ‘I will be better’ (video)

An already-beleagured Joe Nathan found himself in the center of a swirling controversy in light of the “Chin Flick” gesture he appeared to direct at Detroit Tigers fans following a so-so appearance in the team’s 8-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday at Comerica Park. Nathan took his medicine on Thursday, apologizing for the […] The post Joe Nathan apologizes to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 14, 2014  |  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

Joe Nathan appears to make rude ‘Chin Flick’ gesture towards Tigers fans (video)

Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan is suffering through one of the worst seasons of his career. Given his surly conduct following the conclusion of Wednesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park, he’s had just about enough of hearing about it from the hometown fans. It appeared as players were shaking hands and […] The post Joe Nathan appears to make rude...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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: 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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