Would you believe Joe Nathan?

Well, maybe not, but the Mets are considering many options for closer in '12

Updated: October 28, 2011, 11:55 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

Jason Isringhausen notched his 300th career save in San Diego on Aug. 15. From that point until a herniated disc ended his season three weeks later, Isringhausen worked the ninth inning only one more time for the New York Mets, allowing Bobby Parnell's audition for 2012 closer to begin.

Parnell had four blown saves in seven chances in September, even though his ERA for the month ended up 2.84.

The underwhelming performance led general manager Sandy Alderson to resolve that ...

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