LBJackal wrote:Nathan will start the season as the closer for the Twins; Romero was who they wanted to be their closer in 2004, but after his terrible display last season, they're giving the ball to Nathan in the 9th inning. If you have a look at Nathan's stats from last season, he was very under-rated. His ERA and WHIP were ridiculous in April, July, August, and September. Not bad for a guy that was basically unheard of. With his WHIP of 1.06 I see him as the closer while Romero (1.71 WHIP, 5.00 ERA) is the primary lefty setup man, with Rincon the righty setup man. Maybe Romero can find his old stuff from 2002 when he was arguably the top setup man other than Dotel, but to start the season it will be Nathan as the closer.
I disagree big time on that one...unless my memory serves me wrong, didn't Joe Nathan in '03 allow the highest percentage of inhereited runners to score? If not, he was up there.