I always used to view Joe Nathan (and still do) as the best and most underrated closer in all of baseball. Since 2004, and prior to 2010, he had pitched in over 60 games in each of his first six seasons with the Minnesota Twins. His worst of the six seasons, came in 2005 when he posted a 2.70 ERA, 43 Saves, and an 0.97 WHIP. That's the worst...From 2006-2008 he had three straight seasons of posted an ERA under 2.00. Impressive doesn't even begin to describe him.
I remember even drafting him in my fantasy league in 2009 before any other closer, and that included K-Rod who was coming off a freak season of 62 saves with the New York Mets.
Okay, you get it, Joe Nathan's a great closer blah, blah, blah. That's not the purpose of this thread. The question for you is, after missing the entire 2010 season due to Tommy John Surgery, will we be seeing the same Joe Nathan in 2011?