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Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar for Tyler Clippard

General Manager Mike Rizzo filled the Washington Nationals’ second base hole Wednesday night, as he sent reliever Tyler Clippard to the Oakland Athletics for shortstop Yunel Escobar. Though he is now 32, Escobar has built a strong resume at short. In eight seasons with the Braves, Blue Jays, and Rays, he has slashed .276/.347/.381, good for a 101 wRC+. While he has never hit for...
Via The Nats Blog
12 days ago  |  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 […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard Thanks Nats Fans, Drew Storen Tweets Classic Tribute

View image | The Washington Nationals traded fan favorite reliever Tyler Clippard to the Oakland Athletics for infielder Yunel Escobar on Wednesday. Clippard spent seven seasons in Washington. So it was only natural for Clippard to express his thanks and gratitude to Nationals fans. But what followed was all the more special. Just got traded to Oakland...
Via KCM Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Acquire Tyler Clippard, Deal Yunel Escobar

The Oakland A’s continue its flurry of moves by landing reliever Tyler Clippard in exchange for shortstop Yunel Escobar. (Mandatory Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The Oakland A’s have landed reliever Tyler Clippard from the Washington Nationals. Shortstop Yunel Escobar ends up in Washington in this one-for-one deal. ESPN and other additional outlets have confirmed...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals trade Clippard for Escobar

The Washington Nationals have traded All Star reliever Tyler Clippard to the Oakland A’s in exchange for middle infielder Yunel Escobar. Oakland only acquired Escobar less than a week ago in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, so it certainly appears they acquired him specifically to move him for another piece, which turns out to the former Nats bullpen star. This trade makes sense...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar From A’s For Reliever Tyler Clippard

WASHINGTON — The Nationals have acquired infielder Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics for All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard. The teams announced the deal Wednesday. The A’s picked up Escobar from Tampa Bay, along with Ben Zobrist, in a trade Saturday that sent catcher John Jaso and two minor leaguers to the Rays. Escobar hit .258 with seven homers...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A's trade Yunel Escobar to Nationals for Tyler Clippard

Apparently, the Oakland Athletics think Marcus Semien can be their starting shortstop after all. OK, that’s burying the lede a bit. Just days after acquiring Yunel Escobar from the Rays, general manager Billy Beane flipped the shortstop to the Nationals, reportedly in exchange for reliever Tyler Clippard. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman was the first to report Escobar had been dealt...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  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...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 16, 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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