Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan and Jonathan Papelbon: Elite relievers

All of the talk surrounding this year’s ballot was about the different treatment given to David Ortiz in comparison with the likes of Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens. By performance alone, each one of those five were Hall of Famers, by the rationale that anyone with PED involvement shouldn’t be a Hall of Famer, none of them should be voted in.
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Minnesota Twins: Joe Nathan falling off the ballot is a loss for MLB

The 2022 MLB Hall of Fame voting has finished and we have our final answers, with David Ortiz as the lone candidate being inducted into Cooperstown. Ortiz’s greatest day was overshadowed by the presence of controversy within voters’ credibility, as there were several key players who were knocked off the ballot, including former Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan.
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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Joe Nathan, a dominant reliever for Twins, hopes to stay on Hall of Fame ballot

Joe Nathan's major league career, the former closer is quick to acknowledge, benefited from some excellent timing. He arrived in Minnesota, via a trade with the Giants, just as Eddie Guardado and LaTroy Hawkins, the top two relievers in the Twins' bullpen, departed as free agents. His timing isn't as...
Twinkie Town

Should Joe Nathan be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame?

This is the second article in a breakdown miniseries regarding the 2022 Hall of Fame candidates with ties to YOUR Minnesota Twins. Links to previous/future articles will be updated here!. HOF, Minnesotan Style | Justin Morneau | Joe Nathan | Torii Hunter |. JoeurneymaNathan. Nathan, Texas Ranger. And San Francisco...

Mark Teixeira, Joe Nathan Deserve Longer HOF Look

So, during this span, Nathan ranked first among the top relievers in saves, WHIP, win probability added and strikeout percentage; second in WAR (behind Rivera), ERA and ERA+ (behind Papelbon, who pitched one fewer season); and third in innings pitched (behind Rivera and Rodríguez). Nathan is also unlikely to...

Poll: Is Joe Nathan a Hall of Famer?

The Hall of Fame ballots are out, the lockout is ongoing, and so to keep us busy, we are doing some polls about players who are on the ballot this year and whether or not they should be voted in. Today is former Ranger Joe Nathan. Cast your vote below...

Joe Nathan Is A Bona Fide Hall of Fame Candidate

This point in the winter is often considered a dead period in terms of Major League Baseball news. However, the current stalemate between the players and the league makes things that much worse, and there is no sign that it is ending soon. So naturally, those who are missing the...

Former Twins Justin Morneau, Joe Nathan among those on Hall of Fame ballot

ST. PAUL -- Justin Morneau and Joe Nathan, members of the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame, are among the group of players who will be considered for the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time this winter. Former Twins David Ortiz and A.J. Pierzynski will appear on the...

Joe Nathan “Pig” Tobias

Joe Nathan “Pig” Tobias, 61, passed away Feb. 24, 2021. A funeral service was held March 6 at Crystal Springs City Cemetery, with Rev. Tim Willis officiating. C.J. Williams Mortuary Services handled arrangements. Joe was born Nov. 18, 1959, in Crystal Springs, to Laura Mae and Joseph Tobias. He attended...