Get a clue Dor. Do you always have this problem with reading comprehension? It's not just about two blown saves. It's about him being 37 years old, having Tommy John surgery, having a below average year last season and having an atrocious Spring Training.
Now, do you get it? The gu's 37 years old and coming off major arm surgery.
Hello McFly. Anybody home?
That's my point, Knowname. My comments are not solely about two bad outings out of four. It's the TJ surgery, his age, his poor spring, etc. One could argue here, similar to what you wrote about Frankie, that Nathan is just not the same since his surgery.
But, the pro-Nathan crowd wants to simply disregard everything else and say, "Hey, he blew two saves, big deal." Well, if it were just that, and nothing more, I'd agree. Unfortunately, it's a combination of several things (see above), not just two bad outings. To see it otherwise is to put on rose colored glasses and not see the elephant sitting on the table.
Now, could things change? Sure. But, the question is, how long do you wait? I am not ready to give up yet, but I can tell you that my string is getting short.
But the simple fact is all his advanced stats show he is the same as before the surgery.Will he get it all together no one knows for sure but 2 games is hardly enough to can him over.
Go back and read Washington's comments when he switched Feliz for Codero and it was all about the way Frankie was carrying himself...here'"If a closer blows a save and he's out there being the closer, I'll give him the ball five or six times in a row," Washington said. "Yesterday, Frankie just didn't look like Frankie. We've got to protect us, and we've got to protect Frankie. Frankie will be the closer of the Texas Rangers - we're just giving Frankie a chance to get himself together."