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Drew Storen wants a trade this winter – and he’ll likely get it

Buried in this early autopsy of the 2015 Washington Nationals is an interesting line from Robert Boswell of the Washington Post regarding deposed closer Drew Storen. What you have is demoted, dissatisfied Drew Storen wanting a trade that he will almost certainly get this winter. Storen was dragged from the closer’s role for the second time in his tenure with the Nationals...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard Believes Mets Will Blow Past Nationals

Since being acquired from the Oakland A’s, setup reliever Tyler Clippard has become a formidable weapon for the Mets bullpen. In 12 appearances with New York, Clippard is 1-0 with one save, four holds, a 2.38 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 11 1/3 innings pitched. Clippard earned that save against his former team, the Washington […]
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Familia Notches 33rd Save, But Not Without Some Big-Time Jitters

I have a confession to make… When Tyler Clippard failed to get those two left-handed hitters out in the bottom of the ninth inning of Tuesday night’s game, I was sweating and pacing. Those old feelings of doom and gloom started creeping back. With the Mets up 5-1 Clippard, who is among the best in […]
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard traded to the New York Mets

The Oakland Athletics have traded right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard to the New York Mets in exchange for righty Casey Meisner. The Mets also received cash considerations in the deal. The Mets have acquired RHP Tyler Clippard and cash considerations from Oakland in exchange for minor league RHP Casey Meisner. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 27, 2015 The Mets, who sit at 51-48...
Via The Outside Corner
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets acquire closer Tyler Clippard from the Oakland Athletics

  The New York Mets have emerged as a clear playoff contender in the National League. Just two games out of first in the East, the team has pulled off yet another deal to help it for the stretch run. Days after acquiring Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe from the Atlanta Braves, New York has picked up Oakland Athletics closer Tyler Clippard in exchange for pitching prospect Casey Meisner...
Via Sportsnaut
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Tyler Clippard edition

With the deadline nearing, the interest in Oakland A’s reliever Tyler Clippard is apparent. It seems that the A’s and the New York Mets are already working on a trade: #Mets making progress on trade for #Athletics’ Clippard, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. Other teams still in play. Deal expected soon. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 27, 2015 The main “other...
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Tyler Clippard edition

As I already stated in a previous article, the Pittsburgh Pirates are in desperate need of bullpen help. Arquimedes Caminero has imploded lately and Antonio Bastardo is too inconsistent for the Bucs to count on in big time situations. Caminero’s ERA is approaching 5.00 as it currently sits at a whopping 4.47 and continues to climb. He has given up home runs in each of his past...
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard: A Stay-at-Home Draft Decision

In 2003, the Yankees drafted Tyler Clippard in the ninth round out of a Port Richey, Florida high school. The righty signed, and began his professional career that summer in the Gulf Coast League, 40 miles from his hometown. Inking a contract was largely about location. “My decision out of the draft was to play […]
Via Fangraphs
June 08, 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...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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