On A Closing Note
But where does he rank in the pantheon of legendary Texas Rangers closers? Okay not that it’s really that big of a list but I dug down and decided to list the greatest seasons by a closer based on fWAR.
And one more fact to chew on: In 1987 Dave Righetti was named the Rolaids Relief Award winner. It was handed out annually to the best closers in the game. That year he saved 31 games, blew 13 saves and had a 3.51 ERA. If Nathan had blown 13 saves this season then I might agree with some of his detractors. But he hasn’t and he won’t.
Believe in Joe.