What's the deal with Joe Nathan? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2015 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

What's the deal with Joe Nathan?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

What's the deal with Joe Nathan?

Postby softballjenny » Fri Apr 16, 2004 6:58 pm

Nathan got his 1st save of the year the other night. Has he just not had closing opportunities this year, or blown a lot of saves?

I guess I haven't followed him that closely, but he's available in one of my leagues. I'm just looking for the scoop on him.
The hitter asks the owner to give him a big raise so he can go somewhere he's never been, and the owner says "You mean third base?"
-Henny Youngman-
softballjenny
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 173
Joined: 22 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Land of 10,000 Lakes - You Betcha - "Minnesota"

Postby jeffc_76 » Fri Apr 16, 2004 7:00 pm

I don't believe he has blown any saves. I think the other day was his first save opportunity. They did send him out a few times in non-save situations and he was a little shaky at times but his job seems safe for now. If he starts blowing saves, I think it's time to worry.
jeffc_76
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 663
Joined: 1 Apr 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: NY

Postby mtarail » Fri Apr 16, 2004 7:03 pm

He just hasn't gotten the opportunities. He was blown out of the water a few nights ago in a non-save opportunity. He hasn't looked bad overall so far this year.
Bluto: Over? Did you say over? NOTHING is over until WE decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? HELL, NO!
Otter: Germans?
Boon: Forget it, he's rolling.
mtarail
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 2433
Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: on the 3B line stands at TEP

Postby Zito is God » Fri Apr 16, 2004 7:46 pm

Good luck getting many opps with the Twins!
Image

Sean Tracey has my apologies, we all know Ozzie Guillen is an idiot. I'm rooting for you!
Zito is God
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe WriterPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 4169
Joined: 11 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Secretly advising Cashman.

Postby mtarail » Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:17 pm

Zito is God wrote:Good luck getting many opps with the Twins!


:-? Guardado got more than 40 saves for the last two years with the Twins and the 2004 team isn't that much weaker. Nathan will get plenty of opps, he's just got to convert 'em.
Bluto: Over? Did you say over? NOTHING is over until WE decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? HELL, NO!
Otter: Germans?
Boon: Forget it, he's rolling.
mtarail
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 2433
Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: on the 3B line stands at TEP

Postby Zito is God » Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:18 pm

Hunter = out, Pierzylnskyi = gone, Mienkeiwitz (badly spelled!) =out.
Image

Sean Tracey has my apologies, we all know Ozzie Guillen is an idiot. I'm rooting for you!
Zito is God
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe WriterPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 4169
Joined: 11 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Secretly advising Cashman.

Postby mtarail » Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:31 pm

Hunter--appears to be temporary injury.

Mientkewicz (sp?)--sprained ankle. Not even being DL'd.

Seeing as how every team has injuries throughout a year, the only major loss is Pierzynski--who isn't THAT great of a player.

i.e. the 2004 team isn't that much weaker. In fact, it could be stronger if Lecroy comes back and still produces. And Mauer coulds still put together a decent year too when he returns.
Bluto: Over? Did you say over? NOTHING is over until WE decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? HELL, NO!
Otter: Germans?
Boon: Forget it, he's rolling.
mtarail
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 2433
Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: on the 3B line stands at TEP

Postby jeffc_76 » Fri Apr 16, 2004 11:02 pm

About to get a chance for his second save.
jeffc_76
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 663
Joined: 1 Apr 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: NY

Postby Jean » Fri Apr 16, 2004 11:06 pm

Why isn't Nathan in!??!?
Jean


Home Cafe: Football
Friendliness: %

Postby jeffc_76 » Fri Apr 16, 2004 11:07 pm

That sucks. Time to worry?
jeffc_76
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 663
Joined: 1 Apr 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: NY

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2015 MLB season starts in 19:12 hours
(and 90 days)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact