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Tyler Clippard for Yunel Escobar: Revisiting the Oakland Athletics-Washington Nationals Offseason Trade

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Tyler Clippard, left, and catcher Stephen Vogt, right, congratulate each other following their 7-5 team win over the Texas Rangers during a baseball game, Friday, May 1, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Jim Cowsert) Nobody expected the offseason trade between the Oakland Athletics and Washington Nationals that sent Tyler Clippard...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

A's to pay Tyler Clippard $8.3M this year after settling arbitration case

  Right-hander Tyler Clippard and the Oakland Athletics avoided salary arbitration when they agreed to an $8.3 million, one-year contract. Clippard was 7-4 with a 2.18 ERA in 75 relief appearances last year for Washington, which traded him to Oakland on Jan. 14 for infielder Yunel Escobar. A right-hander who turns 30 on Saturday, Clippard had asked $8.85 million and had been offered...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: 2015 Roll Call

After their disappointing end to an up-and-down 2014 season, the Oakland Athletics experienced significant changes to its roster as they prepare for 2015. Key Offseason Losses 1B/OF Kyle Blanks IF Alberto Callaspo 3B Josh Donaldson DH Adam Dunn OF Jonny Gomes RHP Luke Gregerson RHP Jason Hammel C/DH John Jaso LHP Jon Lester SS Jed Lowrie 1B/OF Brandon Moss C Derek Norris IF Nick...
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

What Could Have Been for the New York Yankees: The Yankee Clippard

Tyler Clippard #36 of the Washington Nationals celebrates after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 at Nationals Park on September 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) Coming out of the Washington Nationals bullpen since 2009, 29-year-old Tyler Clippard solidified himself as one of the top relief pitchers in baseball. With a funky delivery...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Many of the Ways that Tyler Clippard Is Unusual

I’m going to let you in on a little secret that might not actually really be much of a secret. The most difficult part of this job isn’t the writing or the analysis. At least, as far as I’m concerned, the most difficult part of this job is finding ideas, and finding them consistently. Once […]
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard in shades during All-Star Game introductions

Up above, a shot of Tyler Clippard in sunglasses during pregame introductions before the All-Star Game last night. (Screencap via @xmasape) What's with the shades, Tyler? "I just put on the shades. They were prescription, and I wanted to be able to see. So it was either that or my glasses. I couldn’t really change. I was like, ‘Uh, I probably shouldn’t be wearing these...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard throws a pitch to the backstop in the All-Star Game (Video)

Here's video of Tyler Clippard throwing his second pitch to the backstop in the 5th inning of the All-Star Game last night; Reds catcher Devin Mesocaro played the carom perfectly and nearly picked off Alexei Ramirez at third. Clippard threw 11 pitches, 8 strikes, didn't give up a hit, but allowed an inherited runner to score. No vulture win this time around for Clippard.AL beats...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard Misses Everything (AGAIN)

Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard has 21 scoreless appearances. But, occassional he reminds us of Ricky Vaughn of Major League. On Wednesday night he gave us one of his signature wild pitches. This is becoming something of a tradition for #Nats' RHP Tyler Clippard… — federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) June 12, 2014 Facing San Francisco Giants right-fielder [...]
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippard, Nationals agree to $5,875,000 deal

Right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard and the Washington Nationals have agreed on a one-year contract for $5.875,000, avoiding arbitration. Clippard's deal Monday means all eight Nationals players who filed for arbitration wound up settling before a hearing. Clippard earned $4 million last year and asked for a raise to $6.35 million, while the team offered $4.45 million. In addition...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: should they trade Tyler Clippard?

It is clear that the Washington Nationals have a surplus of strong arms at the back end of their bullpen. This may not be the case for long, however, as rumors have been circulating that the team is looking to move one of the trio of arms. Before the signing of Rafael Soriano, Drew Storen was Nationals’ closer, saving 43 games in 2011. After Soriano was added to the roster, Storen...
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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