So the news came this morning that I think shocked a lot of fans in Twins Territory, there is a chance we could spend the season minus our closer. A whole season without Joe Nathan?! Please say it ain't so!
Many will say yes please, after his performance towards the end of last season. But those of us that are faithful to the players on our team were saddened this morning of the news on Joe. I personally was not expecting it to be this bad or that the dreaded Tommy Johns surgery would be mentioned.
But now that there is a chance that the Twins will be forced to spend the season without their closer. So the Twins are forced with the question: Who will fill Joe Nathan's shoes?
I put my money on Matt Guerrier but a lot of people are saying Pat Neshak and I've even heard a few votes for Jon Rauch (please no!). I think another strong candidate could be Frankie. He's strong for one or two innings which is all we would need out of him as the closer.
The Twins have a tough decision to make before the season starts in a few short weeks. Let's just hope whoever they pick can handle the pressure and not crack.