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By George Sipple and Detroit Free Press | September 30, 2014
Joe Nathan has two blown saves and a 2.95 ERA since July 23. That's when the Detroit Tigers traded Corey Knebel, the 39th overall pick in the 2013 draft, and fellow pitcher Jake Thompson, a second-round pick in 2012, to the Texas Rangers for closer Joakim Soria. Since the Soria trade, Nathan went 1-1 with 15 saves and gave up 20 hits and 13 walks in 21 1/3 innings with 15 strikeouts. For the full article, click here .
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By George Sipple and Detroit Free Press | September 30, 2014
Joe Nathan has two blown saves and a 2.95 ERA since July 23. That's when the Detroit Tigers traded Corey Knebel, the 39th overall pick in the 2013 draft, and fellow pitcher Jake Thompson, a second-round pick in 2012, to the Texas Rangers for closer Joakim Soria. Since the Soria trade, Nathan went 1-1 with 15 saves and gave up 20 hits and 13 walks in 21 1/3 innings with 15 strikeouts. For the full article, click here .
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April 20, 2004
He said it "I find myself getting that third out and walking off the field [toward the dugout] instead of realizing, `Oh, yeah, the game's over.' " Joe Nathan, Twins closer, on adjusting from being a setup man On deck Wade Miller of the Astros, who has won five straight starts against the Cardinals, faces them again today. Who's hot The Red Sox are 20-9 against the Yankees on games played on Patriot's Day. Who's not The Expos have been shut out four times and scored just 20 runs in their nine other games.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
A five-run offensive explosion in the ninth inning Saturday that made a nail-biter out of a blowout didn't mask the most pertinent question surrounding the 2014 Orioles: Will the starting pitching do enough to keep them in contention throughout the summer months? Five games in - through one turn of the rotation - the answer isn't promising. “We are better than we've shown. We know what kind of five-man staff we have and we are going to build off each other and go,” said Orioles right-hander Bud Norris.
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By Phil Rogers | January 24, 2011
The Twins breathed a sigh of relief that the Pirates were the only other team to offer Carl Pavano a two-year deal, allowing them to re-sign him and partially salvage a shaky offseason. But catcher Joe Mauer's raise from $12.5 million to $23 million has cut into the team's depth, with the rebuilt bullpen a major concern. The Twins are suddenly a fragile team, with much invested in successful returns by Justin Morneau (concussion) and Joe Nathan (elbow surgery). … Infielder Nick Punto is a good signing for the Cardinals.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun reporter | June 5, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS -- Right-hander Daniel Cabrera has been nearly unstoppable for the Orioles through the first two months of the season. Last night, he was utterly hittable, delivering his worst statistical performance since his initial 2008 start as the Orioles lost, 7-5, to the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles (28-30) have dropped nine of their past 10 to Minnesota. It was a night filled with highlight-reel moments, from an incredible diving catch with the bases loaded to a towering upper-deck home run to a two-run sacrifice fly courtesy of a fallen outfielder.
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By La Velle E. Neal III and Star Tribune | April 18, 2011
After blowing two saves during a four-game weekend series against Tampa Bay, Joe Nathan realized he was hurting the Twins and agreed to step away from the closer's job for now. "I feel like my consistency right now just isn't where I need it to be," he said. "Until I start getting that back -- and I know I will at some time -- I don't want to put this team at any risk and cost them ballgames right now. "We're all scuffling right now. The games that we do have, I'd like to get those taken care of and finished up. " Nathan approached manager Ron Gardenhire and pitching coach Rick Anderson after Saturday's 4-3 loss in which he gave up a tying homer to Ben Zobrist and then walked two batters.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
A five-run offensive explosion in the ninth inning Saturday that made a nail-biter out of a blowout didn't mask the most pertinent question surrounding the 2014 Orioles: Will the starting pitching do enough to keep them in contention throughout the summer months? Five games in - through one turn of the rotation - the answer isn't promising. “We are better than we've shown. We know what kind of five-man staff we have and we are going to build off each other and go,” said Orioles right-hander Bud Norris.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
Jim Johnson is not in an Orioles uniform anymore because, as executive vice president Dan Duquette explains it, the club needed to better allocate its financial resources throughout the 25-man roster. In other words, paying roughly one-tenth of the expected payroll for a closer - a position that can be exceptionally volatile - didn't make sense when the Orioles have other holes to fill and can use the money saved to do that. Rational concept, but there's a Catch-22 here: The sense is the Orioles may have to go out of the organization for its next closer because there is a concern that they can't fill it internally.
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By CHILDS WALKER | March 29, 2007
Your friendly neighborhood columnist dived headlong into his fantasy season Sunday with a six-hour auction during the day and a mixed-league draft at night. As is often the case in this foolish pursuit, my best-laid plans became obsolete about an hour after I called out the first bid. So this recap shall serve as a bit of a cautionary tale. But before I explain, let me set up the day. You may remember about five weeks ago, I offered to set up a league for fantasy hard-cores. Well, it came together, and we all met and went through an 11-team, American League auction last weekend.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
Jim Johnson is not in an Orioles uniform anymore because, as executive vice president Dan Duquette explains it, the club needed to better allocate its financial resources throughout the 25-man roster. In other words, paying roughly one-tenth of the expected payroll for a closer - a position that can be exceptionally volatile - didn't make sense when the Orioles have other holes to fill and can use the money saved to do that. Rational concept, but there's a Catch-22 here: The sense is the Orioles may have to go out of the organization for its next closer because there is a concern that they can't fill it internally.
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By Dan Connolly and Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2011
Jim Hoey made his major league debut with the Orioles against the Minnesota Twins at Camden Yards in August 2006. Flash forward more than four years, past 35 primarily nondescript relief appearances, a shoulder injury, an exhausting rehabilitation and a trade. On Monday, Hoey finally made it back to the majors for the first time since September 2007. Again, he was at Camden Yards, this time pitching for the Twins against the Orioles. "Coming back was ironic," said Hoey, who was promoted to help fill the Twins' late-inning void now that former closer Joe Nathan has been put in lower-pressure situations.
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By La Velle E. Neal III and Star Tribune | April 18, 2011
After blowing two saves during a four-game weekend series against Tampa Bay, Joe Nathan realized he was hurting the Twins and agreed to step away from the closer's job for now. "I feel like my consistency right now just isn't where I need it to be," he said. "Until I start getting that back -- and I know I will at some time -- I don't want to put this team at any risk and cost them ballgames right now. "We're all scuffling right now. The games that we do have, I'd like to get those taken care of and finished up. " Nathan approached manager Ron Gardenhire and pitching coach Rick Anderson after Saturday's 4-3 loss in which he gave up a tying homer to Ben Zobrist and then walked two batters.
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By Phil Rogers | January 24, 2011
The Twins breathed a sigh of relief that the Pirates were the only other team to offer Carl Pavano a two-year deal, allowing them to re-sign him and partially salvage a shaky offseason. But catcher Joe Mauer's raise from $12.5 million to $23 million has cut into the team's depth, with the rebuilt bullpen a major concern. The Twins are suddenly a fragile team, with much invested in successful returns by Justin Morneau (concussion) and Joe Nathan (elbow surgery). … Infielder Nick Punto is a good signing for the Cardinals.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun reporter | June 5, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS -- Right-hander Daniel Cabrera has been nearly unstoppable for the Orioles through the first two months of the season. Last night, he was utterly hittable, delivering his worst statistical performance since his initial 2008 start as the Orioles lost, 7-5, to the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles (28-30) have dropped nine of their past 10 to Minnesota. It was a night filled with highlight-reel moments, from an incredible diving catch with the bases loaded to a towering upper-deck home run to a two-run sacrifice fly courtesy of a fallen outfielder.
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By CHILDS WALKER | March 29, 2007
Your friendly neighborhood columnist dived headlong into his fantasy season Sunday with a six-hour auction during the day and a mixed-league draft at night. As is often the case in this foolish pursuit, my best-laid plans became obsolete about an hour after I called out the first bid. So this recap shall serve as a bit of a cautionary tale. But before I explain, let me set up the day. You may remember about five weeks ago, I offered to set up a league for fantasy hard-cores. Well, it came together, and we all met and went through an 11-team, American League auction last weekend.
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By Dan Connolly and Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2011
Jim Hoey made his major league debut with the Orioles against the Minnesota Twins at Camden Yards in August 2006. Flash forward more than four years, past 35 primarily nondescript relief appearances, a shoulder injury, an exhausting rehabilitation and a trade. On Monday, Hoey finally made it back to the majors for the first time since September 2007. Again, he was at Camden Yards, this time pitching for the Twins against the Orioles. "Coming back was ironic," said Hoey, who was promoted to help fill the Twins' late-inning void now that former closer Joe Nathan has been put in lower-pressure situations.
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April 22, 1999
Quote: "Today was a day for our young guys. It's very invigorating. That's one thing young players do for you." -- Giants manager Dusty Baker after youngsters Armando Rios, Joe Nathan and Ramon Martinez led San Francisco over Florida.It's a fact: A total of 1,379,433 fans attended the 30 opening days this month, averaging 45,981 per game, second only to the record of 1,392,101 set in 1993. Who's hot: Derrek Lee had two of the Marlins' four hits off the Giants' Joe Nathan yesterday and went 5-for-11 in the three-game series.
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April 20, 2004
He said it "I find myself getting that third out and walking off the field [toward the dugout] instead of realizing, `Oh, yeah, the game's over.' " Joe Nathan, Twins closer, on adjusting from being a setup man On deck Wade Miller of the Astros, who has won five straight starts against the Cardinals, faces them again today. Who's hot The Red Sox are 20-9 against the Yankees on games played on Patriot's Day. Who's not The Expos have been shut out four times and scored just 20 runs in their nine other games.
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