Detroit newcomers Joba Chamberlain and Joe Nathan each pitched a scoreless inning Thursday, helping the Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2.
Last year, the Detroit Tigers never fully settled on a closer. With the arrival of Joe Nathan, that shouldn’t be a problem this season.
As much of a topic as offense has been this off-season, Nathan believes the defense will make the difference in 2014.
When the Detroit Tigers introduced new closer Joe Nathan this week, the news conference quickly became about a lot more than Joe Nathan.
Dombrowski shot down reports of getting guys like Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Beltran and made it very clear that the Tigers will not be players in the free agent market for the rest of the offseason.
I wonder if Luke knows yet? He should order the most expensive thing on the menu when he find out.
For his part, Nathan said, “It’s about making pitches, no matter what the ballpark’s like … When I’m out there it’s about throwing strikes.”
If reports are true Joe Nathan is the Tigers closer for 2 years at $20 million. Do you like it?
“We have to wait and see at the end of the offseason. This is a sign of the times; everybody’s got a budget.”
Despite being in his late 30s, Nathan still has superior stuff.