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  1. Clearing the bases: Nathan best closer?

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Nathan's hot run. Joe Nathan allowed two hits in picking up his 14th save in the Rangers' 2-1 victory over the Padres, but the save was memorable for another reason. Nathan now has a higher career save percentage than Mariano Rivera -- 89...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  2. Tigers getting in A's heads with big win?

    David Schoenfield

    As my friend Thomas the Tigers fan tweeted after Rajai Davis' dramatic walk-off grand slam off Sean Doolittle gave the Tigers a 5-4 win over the A's: "Best thing about it? No chance for Joe Nathan to blow the save." So here's a question: Does this...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  3. Marlins' Eovaldi could be breakout pitcher

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick thoughts on Tuesday's games and news ... Here's something you probably didn't know: Marlins right-hander Nathan Eovaldi had the highest fastball velocity last season of any pitcher who threw 100 innings. His 96.2 mph average fastball...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  4. Volatile world of closers in chart form

    David Schoenfield

    Christina Kahrl just posted an essay discussing the lack of superstar closers in today's game. Once you get past Craig Kimbrel and Joe Nathan, it thins out in a hurry. Greg Holland and Kenley Jansen were dominant last year, but that was Holland's fir...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  5. AL Central: Three questions for each team

    David Schoenfield

    Before the winter meetings begin, let's look at the key issues facing each team in the AL Central. Detroit Tigers What do they need? They've already been active, trading away Prince Fielder and Doug Fister and signing Joe Nathan, but everyone s...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  6. Thoughts: One strike closer to robot umps

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Monday's games ... Did you see the final pitch of the Rangers' 5-4 victory over the Rays? Ump Marty Foster rung up Ben Zobrist on a 3-2 curveball low and off the outside corner, a call so bad that even Rangers closer Joe Nathan ...

    Blog | April 09, 2013