Joe Nathan to consider Mets in free agency

Joe Nathan addresses the guests and media at

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Joe Nathan addresses the guests and media at the Stony Brook baseball field dedication. (Oct. 28, 2011) (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

On a day when Joe Nathan affirmed his connection to Stony Brook University at the dedication ceremony for the $1.3 million baseball field that bears his name, the Twins' closer said the Mets "are going to be on my radar'' when the free-agent market opens to all teams Thursday.

The Twins declined Nathan's option in the hope of negotiating a less expensive deal with the righthander, who missed...

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