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Kevin Correia = Joe Nathan


Look at his career: He came into the league young and was a decent starter. He then had to work his way back on the team as a reliever and now he is one of the best arms in the pen with an arsenal of good pitches. I wonder if he will be given a legitimate chance at the closers role.

I really gave up on this guy after he blew that one game against San Diego when he walked 6 or so guys in the 1st inning without getting an out, but i really feel at ease when he comes into the game.

Watch out! I hope sabean doesnt include this guy in any deals this winter.

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Does anyone else see this comparison to the beginning of Joe Nathan's career?

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Joe Nathan was significantly better in his bullpen debut than Correia.

Kevin has good stuff, Joe had/has special stuff.
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Correia doesn't have a dominant offspeed pitch like Nathan does.
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Wrong. And Wrong.

Nathan had above average stuff when he came into the league, nothing like he has now.

And when Correia's change-up is on, it is dominant. I don't think he'll be like Joe Nathan, but he can be a good set up man for a while.

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Re: Kevin Correia = Joe Nathan


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Nathan had above average stuff when he came into the league, nothing like he has now.



We're not talking about when he came into the league, we're talking about his return as a reliever in 2003. At that time, he had 95 MPH heat and devastating curve.

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I agree, we should definatly take a chance on Corriea as Closer, we always have Wilson to fall back on or even Blowitez. Many of the games best closers were failed Starters or were once Starters, Nathon, Gagne, Smoltz (wasn't a failed starter), Mariano Rivera.

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corriea has good stuff and i would love to see what he can do with the game on the line. He wasn't thrown out there a lot this year when it really mattered so i want to see if this will change things at all

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I would still like to see correia get another shot at starting.

If corriea has finally gotten control of his stuff. He would be pretty good starter. Nathan was sent to the pen because after his injuries he didn't have the stamina anymore to be a starter. Corriea isn't suffering formt he same problem.

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Not that this necessarily means anything but splits from last year show he had a much higher BAA line when the game was 'Close and Late' (.289/.313/.467) than overall (.242/.302/.381).


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The averages are much higher, but, in the context of a 45 AB sample, it's really only about 2 extra hits allowed.

I wouldn't really want to throw him into the fire quite yet either, but it's not like the Giants have much choice. It's either trust Correia in late and close situations, or trust guys with even less inspiring track records.
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