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Joe Nathan to Undergo TJ Surgery Again

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#1 gil4


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 10:52 AM

Sad news. Just a link:


#2 Mike Sixel

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 12:33 PM

Good luck to him. Always a fan.

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There's always next year, or the next, or maybe by the time I'm Chief's age, I guess....

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:52 PM

There was a lot of heartbreak and awesomeness in his run here, hope he enjoys his retirement.  He had a helluva career.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:55 PM

Another example of the Twins successfully turning a starter into a successful reliever.Joe Nathan was a great one for the Twins.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 03:40 PM


Another example of the Twins successfully turning a starter into a successful reliever.Joe Nathan was a great one for the Twins.

well, he was a reliever his last year with the Giants, and a very good one too.  The Twins just didn't switch him back to a starter because the Giants already figured out he wasn't starter material.

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:17 AM

I remember when I met him at TwinsFest after he had been traded to the Twins- I still have the picture from back when you could take pictures with the players for free. :) I said "Welcome to Minnesota" and he somewhat surprisingly said "Oh, thank you!" He was a good player for the Twins, best wishes to him.

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 06:37 AM

Sounds like he's not planning on retiring... Not quite sure if anyone will give him a chance given his age and his struggles last year, but regardless... best of luck to him.

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 06:43 AM

I'll always remember Joe Nathan fondly!!! He saved a lot of games for the Twins.


You wonder why he'd want to return at 40+, he's made a LOT of money, the last couple of years he really hasn't been that good, why not fade away while you're still on top??

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