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Should Perkins be the Twins' closer?

If the Twins lose Joe Nathan to free agency, should the club name Glen Perkins -- their 2011 pitcher of the year -- as their primary closer?
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If the Twins lose Joe Nathan to free agency, should the club name Glen Perkins -- their 2011 pitcher of the year -- as their primary closer?

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