Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Joe Nathan Leaves for Rangers

The Minnesota Twins just lost their all-time saves leader to the Texas Rangers.

Joe Nathan (37) signed a two-year deal with the Rangers yesterday, which includes a team option for 2014.

Nathan just returned this past season after Tommy John surgery prevented him from taking the mound in 2010. The right-hander made 48 appearances last season, going 2-1 with 14 saves and a 4.84 ERA.

Nathan was stripped of the closer role early in the season when, like many other Twins, he imploded. He won the position back for the end of the year.

Nathan's career has a 48-23 record with 261 saves and a 2.87 ERA in 581 games. Nathan had been in Minnesota since 2004.

I don't know what you guys think, but it seems to me that we keep dumping players and picking up players that are only useful in Triple A? I see a long-term building plan, but also would like some short terms players too... we can't have another 2011 in 2012.

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