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Nathan Saves Tigers From Using Him For Saves

If you had 75 hours into the season for when Joakim Soria would become the closer in Detroit, you win a brand new car*! *Prizes not included (there's no car; stop being greedy, you instead get words pieced together by the Fantasy Master Lothario). The Tigers' pen is more of a pencil and a dull one at that. Where for art thou, Willie Hernandez? My kingdom for Todd Jones! Poopie...
Via Razzball
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: Tigers put Verlander, Nathan on DL

Remember when the Detroit Tigers had too many arms in their rotation? Seems like a long time ago now. Former Cy Young winner Justin Verlander was placed on the DL Wednesday with a strained triceps, and closer Joe Nathan will join him there with a strained pitching elbow. It sure would be nice to have Max Scherzer or Rick Porcello around now, eh? It's not all doom and gloom in Detroit...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers put Verlander, Nathan on DL -- and toss second straight shutout

  The Tigers are only two days into their season, but it’s going to be tough to top the feat they pulled off in Minnesota (and the doctor’s office) on Wednesday. First, they put their Cy Young- and MVP-winning ace (OK, former ace) Justin Verlander on the 15-day disabled list with a strained triceps in his pitching arm. A few hours later, Detroit put closer Joe Nathan on the...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers send Nathan to DL, bring up Hardy

DETROIT (AP) -- Joe Nathan is headed to the disabled list with a strained right elbow. The Detroit closer struck out the only batter he faced in Monday's opener, getting the save in a 4-0 victory over Minnesota, but general manager Dave Dombrowski said after Wednesday's game a flexor problem has bothered Nathan since around the end of last week. The Tigers will recall left-hander...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers putting closer Nathan on DL with elbow strain

DETROIT (AP) Joe Nathan is headed to the disabled list with a strained right elbow. The Detroit closer struck out the only batter he faced in Monday's opener, getting the save in a 4-0 victory over Minnesota, but general manager Dave Dombrowski said after Wednesday's game a flexor problem has bothered Nathan since around the end of last week. The Tigers will recall left-hander Blaine...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Place Closer Joe Nathan on DL

The Detroit Tigers have shutout the Minnesota Twins two games in a row, but will have to continue winning without their closer, Joe Nathan, who was placed on the DL with a right flexor strain in his elbow.  Joakim Soria will close for the Tigers until Nathan returns. Nathan earned a one out save on Monday, in a 4-0 Tigers wins.  David Price pitched 8.2 innings of shutout...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers’ closer Joe Nathan placed on the disabled list

The Detroit Tigers’ bullpen is already in mid-season form. The team announced following today’s game that closer Joe Nathan has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow flexor strain. To fill in Nathan’s space on the roster, the Tigers have called up lefty Blaine Hardy, an already familiar face from last year. No information was immediately provided on how Nathan...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sloppy Joe headed to the Disabled List

Joe Nathan to DL with right flexor strain. Joakim Soria to close. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) April 8, 2015 The Detroit Tigers have placed Closer Joe Nathan on the 15-Day Disabled List according to Jason Beck, the Tigers beat writer for MLB.com. The listed injury is a right elbow flexor strain. This means Joakim Soria will move into the Closers role. Nathan didn’t pitch in...
Via The Majors Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Very Early Pitching Trade Targets

Flickr - BeGreen90 Congratulations everyone, the MLB season is upon us! It is the time of year where hope springs eternal for our MLB and fantasy teams alike. Most people have completed their fantasy drafts, meaning they have made it past 1/3 of their fantasy checkpoints. Up next, roster management. It is time to evaluate our own rosters and determine where our weaknesses and strengths...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Three bold predictions for 2015

The Detroit Tigers are getting close to starting their season and trying to make another run at the World Series in 2015. Last year, the Tigers got the early broom out of the playoffs as they were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Divisional Series. The Tigers are going to be competing in a very strong American League Central, and there are three bold predictions...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Five bold predictions for 2015

With the 2015 season coming around the corner in Brad Ausmus’ second year with the team, it looks like this Detroit Tigers team is ready for another run at the playoffs. Here are five predictions I have for the team this season. 1. JD Martinez will not lose his touch Ever since Martinez has come to the Detroit Tigers, this guy has been on an absolute tear. He has had power at...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Closer Sleepers for 2015 Fantasy Baseball

PanAmericanWorld.com Everyone has a different definition for sleeper. Some say it’s any player that’s undervalued; a post-hype sleeper like Brett Lawrie. Another definition is a player who is poised to breakout (i.e. Corey Kluber last year). My definition of sleeper is a player you expect to produce minimal value, but will produce more value. Another way of thinking of it is...
Via Baseball Professor
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Consistency will win fans over for Nathan

Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan hasn’t been the most welcomed pitcher to the organization since arriving before the start of the 2014 season. Last year, Nathan finished the season with seven blown saves and a career high in ERA as a closer posting a number of 4.81. During that time last year, Nathan had an outing where after he closed the game, he gave the fans a gesture that...
Via isportsweb.com
March 15, 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 and Tigers Fans Begin Battle After Brutal Spring Training Outing

The feelings between Detroit Tigers fans and veteran reliever Joe Nathan appear to be mutual. Following his hideous spring training against the Phillies on Thursday in which he gave up six runs (four earned), five hits and one walk in two-thirds of an innings, he was booed heavily by the home crowd. It would be a dramatic Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
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 Bloguin Best
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

Verlander sharp, Nathan roughed up in Tigers' loss to Phillies

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Verlander allowed one hit in three scoreless innings for the split-squad Detroit Tigers in a 6-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Verlander hasn't permitted a run in five innings this spring and has given up only two hits. Tigers reliever Joe Nathan was roughed up for six runs while getting just two outs. He gave up five hits and walked...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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
February 11, 2015  |  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
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: Francisco Rodriguez edition

If you are getting tired of reading articles about the Detroit Tigers adding pieces to their bullpen, you may want to look over the games they played last year and see why improving their bullpen has to be priority number one. The Tigers arguably had the worst bullpen in the league last year and it cost them a chance to go deep into the playoffs and bring home a World Series title...
Via isportsweb.com
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers free agent rumors – relief roundup

The Detroit Tigers made qualifying offers to Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez as expected. Both offers, of 1-year for $15.3M, were summarily rejected by each of these top flight free agents. With the World Series over and the free agent market taking its shape the rumors mill has been flung into a high speed chatterbox. GM Dave Dombrowski has made his wish list clear: a deeper bench...
Via isportsweb.com
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Joe Nathan must improve to remain Detroit's closer

The Detroit Tigers won 90 games this season and advanced to the ALDS before being swept by the Baltimore Orioles. At second in the Major Leagues in runs scored, it appears little must be done in the off season to improve the offense. The pitching staff struggled to 24th in the Major Leagues in ERA. One particular area of inconsistency was at the back end of the bullpen, where Joe...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Joe Nathan will start 2015 as closer

Over the past few season's the Detroit Tigers have had a solid rotation and a powerhouse lineup.  The only thing that has often held them back has been their bullpen. In 2013, the bullpen struggles were on display during the American League Championship Series and this year they imploded again in the postseason.  One of their biggest struggles was their closer Joe Nathan.  Although...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Detroit Tigers Clinch Fourth Straight AL Central Title

It took until Game 162 of the regular season, but the Detroit Tigers finally — finally — locked up an AL Central title they were expected to have in hand long ago. David Price twirled a gem on Sunday afternoon vs. the Twins, with the offense providing him just enough support in a 3-0 victory. The final out came when Joe Nathan induced a foul popup, which Alex Avila tracked down...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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