For some bizarre reason the Texas Rangers signed free-agent closer Joe Nathan to a two-year deal worth $14.5 million.
Did I miss something? When did the market for closers go through the roof? When did the free agent feeding frenzy around Joe Nathan begin? Because that’s the only reasonable explaination for an unreasonably high contract for a 37 year old reliever a year removed from Tommy John surgery.
I guess Nathan was a possibility for the Mets but there’s no way in Hell Alderson hands out that sort of deal to a guy like Nathan.
It’s really too bad Parnell didn’t succeed last year because we could really use the money earmarked for the closer elsewhere… Like Jose Reyes.