Is There Hope To Save Nathan’s Season?

All indications are that Joe Nathan will not pitch for the Minnesota Twins in 2010. The perennial All-Star closer is likely headed for Tommy John surgery after suffering a significant tear of his ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm. But MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo writes that, as unlikely as it sounds, it is possible that Nathan…
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On The Radio Today

I’m making my weekly appearance on "Sports Talk" from 1-2 p.m. today on 970-AM WDAY. Forum colleague Heath Hotzler and I will discuss some more of the fallout from the likely loss of Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan for the entire season. We’ll also talk Minnesota Vikings, as LaDainian Tomlinson will visit the team tomorrow. And we’ll touch…
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Analyzing The Potential Nathan Replacements

As I mentioned in a previous post, the Minnesota Twins were expected to have pretty good depth in their bullpen this season. There’s no shortage of bodies to replace Joe Nathan, assuming the Twins closer does miss the season due to a torn ligament in his pitching elbow. Matching his effectiveness will be the biggest obstacle.…
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