Don't know what it'll take but try to get the closer, Nathan

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    Don't know what it'll take but try to get the closer, Nathan

    Nathan is 32 for 34 in save opportunities with a 1.73 ERA this season, and also earned the save for the American League in the All-Star Game.

    The Rangers, frustrated by their attempts to land offensive help, could expand their trade possibilities by dangling Nathan. The team’s situation is growing more urgent — Texas has lost 11 of its last 14 games, and ranks ninth in the American League in runs per game.

    I know they have Beltre but maybe they'll take Middlebrooks for a DH or 1st base & a prospect.

     
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    Re: Don't know what it'll take but try to get the closer, Nathan

    As GM for Texas Would you trade a closer like Nathan?

    Seems you'd be fixing one issue and creating another?????

    LOVE my  Red Sox, Bs, Cs, Pats and enjoy the ride every year. 

     
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    Re: Don't know what it'll take but try to get the closer, Nathan

    I doubt the Rangers would consider trading their closer. But even if they would, I wouldn't want Nathan. He has always struggled in against the AL East, especially the Yankees.

     
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    Re: Don't know what it'll take but try to get the closer, Nathan

    cost too much...we just need another reliable RH pitcher for the pen, not necessarily a closer.

    We have a few internal options. I think it will go down to the 11th hour on a reliever to see if the price comes down. I have no issue using what we have internally if it comes to that. I dont want to give up a haul of prospects for a middle reliever, a rental, or an oft injured starter...

     
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    Re: Don't know what it'll take but try to get the closer, Nathan

    "Joe Nathan? What'll  it cost, man, what'll it cost?"

     

     
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    Re: Don't know what it'll take but try to get the closer, Nathan

    In response to SFBostonFan's comment:

    Nathan is 32 for 34 in save opportunities with a 1.73 ERA this season, and also earned the save for the American League in the All-Star Game.

    The Rangers, frustrated by their attempts to land offensive help, could expand their trade possibilities by dangling Nathan. The team’s situation is growing more urgent — Texas has lost 11 of its last 14 games, and ranks ninth in the American League in runs per game.

    I know they have Beltre but maybe they'll take Middlebrooks for a DH or 1st base & a prospect.




    Why would the Rangers trade their closer when they are in the pennant race. Would the Red Sox trade Uehara?

     
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    Re: Don't know what it'll take but try to get the closer, Nathan

    In response to ADG's comment:

     

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    Nathan is 32 for 34 in save opportunities with a 1.73 ERA this season, and also earned the save for the American League in the All-Star Game.

    The Rangers, frustrated by their attempts to land offensive help, could expand their trade possibilities by dangling Nathan. The team’s situation is growing more urgent — Texas has lost 11 of its last 14 games, and ranks ninth in the American League in runs per game.

    I know they have Beltre but maybe they'll take Middlebrooks for a DH or 1st base & a prospect.

     

     




    Why would the Rangers trade their closer when they are in the pennant race. Would the Red Sox trade Uehara?

     

     

     




    did you read his post

     

     

     

    Rangers Have Considered Dealing Joe Nathan

     

    By Aaron Steen[July 28 at 3:52pm CST]

    SUNDAY: ESPN's Buster Olney tweets the Rangers are having more than internal talks and are shopping Nathan for an established hitter. Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com writes Nathan would have great value on the trade market, but most teams that would want him wouldn't be in position to part with the type of hitter the Rangers need.  

    SATURDAY: The Rangers have had internal conversations about trading closer Joe Nathan, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports, citing major league sources who say such a move would be aimed at taking advantage of the Rangers' deep bullpen and this year's thin relief pitching market. Nathan would immediately become the top closer on offer if the Rangers decide to shop him, Rosenthal says, placing him ahead of the Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon, who may not even be traded.

    The move would open new trade possibilities for the Rangers, who have been frustrated in their attempts to acquire pieces to bolster their lineup, which ranks ninth in the AL in runs per game. After dropping 11 of their last 14 games, Texas' situation has grown more urgent, Rosenthal observes. He names the Tigers, Red Sox and Dodgers as teams known to be in the market for late-inning bullpen pieces.

    Former Royals closer Joakim Soria could step into the same role for Texas, according to Rosenthal's sources, and Texas pitcher Neftali Feliz, a former closer in his own right, is also expected to return from Tommy John surgery in about a month's time. In addition, Alexi Ogando, who's currently in the rotation, could slide into a late-inning role for Texas after starter Matt Harrison returns from the DL, so the back end of the Texas bullpen could remain a strength even if they do decide to trade Nathan.

    Nathan, 38, has a sparkling 1.73 ERA this year in 41 2/3 innings, posting a 9.5 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9. His contract has him earning about $2.5MM on the remainder of the season and also includes a $9MM club option for next year, though Nathan can choose to void the option and become a free agent if he finishes 55 games. He has already finished 39 games this year.

    Edward Creech contributed to this post.

     
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    Re: Don't know what it'll take but try to get the closer, Nathan

    The Rangers won't trade Nathan. Some reporter probably made that up to see his name all over Twitter. Teams don't trade integral, healthy parts of their roster mid-season during a pennant drive. If they don't have the prospects to acquire someone, they'll need to absorb a huge amount of salary to make a deal wothwhile for their trading partner.

     
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    Re: Don't know what it'll take but try to get the closer, Nathan

    Some reporter probably made that up to see his name all over Twitter.

     

    this must be another one lookin 4 twitter fame

     

    Joe Nathan - R - Rangers

    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports the Tigers have been involved in trade talks for Joe Nathan.

    The Rangers have had internal discussions about possibly trading Nathan, but there hasn't been any momentum towards a deal and the Tigers are unlikely to meet their asking price. Nathan, 38, currently ranks third in the AL with 32 saves and has a 1.73 ERA. If traded, he would likely be replaced by Joakim Soria. Related: Tigers Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter Jul 28 - 10:08 PM
     

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