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    Where will joe nathan be next year?

    Now that the twins have picked up 2 solid relief pitchers in matt capps and now brian fuentes, will the twins trade him and finally get that "ace" for their staff?



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    Re: Where will joe nathan be next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeh8r View Post
    Now that the twins have picked up 2 solid relief pitchers in matt capps and now brian fuentes, will the twins trade him and finally get that "ace" for their staff?
    I'll admit I haven't seen every game, but from what I've seen, calling Matt Capps a solid relief pitcher might be a stretch.



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    Re: Where will joe nathan be next year?

    Fuentes will be gone, the option will almost assuredly not vest and the Twins will let him go.
    Also a couple of Rauch, Guerrier and Crain are liable to be gone as they hit FA after this season. Also coming off an injury Nathan's value will be low and likely worth more to the Twins than what any other team would be willing to pay. Finally, Francisco Liriano is legitimate ace.



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    Re: Where will joe nathan be next year?

    Joe Nathan can come to the Cardinals. I'll welcome him with open arms.



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    Re: Where will joe nathan be next year?

    It sometimes takes a while for someone to come back from Tommy John surgery. Look at Lirino.

    There's real concern that Nathan might not be ready to start the season and that's where Capps will help out.



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    Re: Where will joe nathan be next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iastfan112 View Post
    Fuentes will be gone, the option will almost assuredly not vest and the Twins will let him go.
    Also a couple of Rauch, Guerrier and Crain are liable to be gone as they hit FA after this season. Also coming off an injury Nathan's value will be low and likely worth more to the Twins than what any other team would be willing to pay. Finally, Francisco Liriano is legitimate ace.
    This post is correct on all accounts. Nathan will setup Capps to start the season. Fuentes will be gone, along with two of the three FAs listed above. And Liriano is the Twins' ace.



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    Re: Where will joe nathan be next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iastfan112 View Post
    Finally, Francisco Liriano is legitimate ace.
    having a 12-3 season shortened by injury and a 12-7 dont qualify you as a "legitimate ace". had he not gotten injured in 2006 he'd easily be an ace. i think he has a breakthrough season next year and then we can talk about him being an ace



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    Re: Where will joe nathan be next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeh8r View Post
    having a 12-3 season shortened by injury and a 12-7 dont qualify you as a "legitimate ace". had he not gotten injured in 2006 he'd easily be an ace. i think he has a breakthrough season next year and then we can talk about him being an ace
    By your definition of an ace. By my definition, he is the Twins' ace.



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    Re: Where will joe nathan be next year?

    So the Twins work to improve their bullpen while the Sox do nothing. All of the sudden, I feel a little better than I did a few days ago.




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    Re: Where will joe nathan be next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeh8r View Post
    having a 12-3 season shortened by injury and a 12-7 dont qualify you as a "legitimate ace". had he not gotten injured in 2006 he'd easily be an ace. i think he has a breakthrough season next year and then we can talk about him being an ace
    Wins are an awful metric to judge a pitcher by. A pitcher can go 5 innings and give up 6 runs but still get a win and also can go 8 innings give up 2 runs and get a loss. Way to dependent on team performance on to be useful for gauging how well they pitch.



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    Re: Where will joe nathan be next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    So the Twins work to improve their bullpen while the Sox do nothing. All of the sudden, I feel a little better than I did a few days ago.
    You kidding? They picked up Manny to bolster their DL.



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    Re: Where will joe nathan be next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone06 View Post
    You kidding? They picked up Manny to bolster their DL.
    While that is true, I was referring to the White Sox not making a move to bolster their bullpen.




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    Re: Where will joe nathan be next year?

    Maybe the Twins can go out and get Stephen Strasberg after surgery.


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    Re: Where will joe nathan be next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    This post is correct on all accounts. Nathan will setup Capps to start the season. Fuentes will be gone, along with two of the three FAs listed above. And Liriano is the Twins' ace.
    Are you crazy? Joe Nathan is one of the best three closers in baseball when healthy. If he's healthy, he's the closer. Matt Capps will set up or be traded.



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    Re: Where will joe nathan be next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonegrad07 View Post
    Are you crazy? Joe Nathan is one of the best three closers in baseball when healthy. If he's healthy, he's the closer. Matt Capps will set up or be traded.
    Nathan likely won't be healthy enough to be the closer to start the season, thus the comment of him setting up Capps to START the season.



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