Laean wrote:someone just traded nathan for chris ray in my league, so i guess nathan is one. (though he shouldn't be).
Whoever got Nathan should be really happy. That might be one of the worst trades I've seen this year.
A capable reliever can quite easily slide into the closer role if he can handle the mental side of it. A lot of first year closers produce just like established closers (see Ryan, Nathan, Lidge, K-Rod, Papelbon, etc.). It wouldn't be a trade that I'd make, but if Chris Ray pitches properly all year then it's pretty much a wash.
[quote:4fef447375="Geek"]The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.[/quote]