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Grand Rapids Press Feb 25, 2015
Brad Ausmus believes 2014 was 'aberration' for Joe Nathan, says he lacked options to replace him

Brad Ausmus believes 2014 was 'aberration' for Joe Nathan, says he lacked options to replace him

Ausmus expects Nathan to bounce back in 2015. So does Nathan. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Joe Nathan feels better about himself. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus feels better about Nathan, too. But Ausmus also feels better about his other options to close out games as the Tigers prepare for the 2015 season. Ausmus said Wednesday afternoon that he doesn't believe the aging process was the biggest factor in Nathan's struggles last season. Ausmus also noted he didn't feel he had much choice but to keep running Nathan out there as the team's closer in 2014. "The truth is...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 25, 2015
Detroit Tigers over-under: How many saves will Joe Nathan record this season?

Detroit Tigers over-under: How many saves will Joe Nathan record this season?

Despite a career-high 1.53 WHIP and a sloppy 4.81 ERA, Tigers closer Joe Nathan still managed to record 35-plus saves for the third consecutive year. Can he do it again? Editor's note: Tigers reporter James Schmehl is predicting the events of the 2015 Tigers season through a series of "over-under" stories. Each day, he will make a statistical prediction and allow readers to predict whether the final number will be over or under the initial prediction. The series will run every day until March 3. Question: How many saves will Joe Nathan record this season? James...

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