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Nationals ‘likely’ to move Tyler Clippard

According to reports by Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Washington Nationals are “likely” to trade Tyler Clippard. Clippard, a right-handed reliever for the Nationals, has pitched for Washington since 2008 and will turn 30 years old by the time next season rolls around. While Clippard did get some closing experience back in 2012, he has served primarily as a setup man for...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Jordan Zimmermann: How the Nationals Can Stay Contenders

For a long time now, the 2014-15 offseason has been setting up as a critical one. The Washington Nationals have emerged as a force to be reckoned with over the past three seasons, posting the best record in baseball since Opening Day 2012. But the team must find a way to parlay its short-term success into long-term contention, a process that begins now. Five key contributors will...
Via The Nats Blog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is A Three-Way Blockbuster Trade Coming?

While there have been several proposed trade scenarios to bring starting pitching to Boston, FOXSports.com's Dave Cameron has offered a really intriguing three-way blockbuster. It starts with assessing which teams need what. For example: Seattle needs right-handed power; Washington needs middle infield help; Boston needs starting pitching. So here's a triangular deal that might solve...
Via FenwayNation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Tyler Clippard ‘Would Be Perfect’ Trade Fit for the Bullpen

MLB free agency is underway, but that does not mean that Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski would pass on a trade if one came along. We’ve seen more than enough aggressive moves from Dombrowski now to know that he is constantly working the phones. And FOX’s Ken Rosenthal offers up a possible target: Washington reliever Tyler Clippard. The Nats are deep in young relievers, though...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats-Giants NLDS Game 2 Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following the longest game in MLB playoff history, an 18-inning, six hour-and-23 minute-loss to San Francisco. Winners Jordan Zimmermann — Fresh off of a no-hitter, he came within one out of a shutout in a near-must-win playoff situation. What a stud. Anthony Rendon — Started off 4-4, driving in the Nats only run. Also stole a base and played sharp at third...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox projected roster 2.0

Brian Hines (@BringLesterBack)Contributing WriterWell it's officially the offseason for the Red Sox, but that hasn't stopped all the rumors about this team entering the offseason. These Sox need some help entering 2015. From the infield to bullpen and everywhere in between, the Sox need to get better. I still don't see any blockbuster trades going on this offseason, but the team...
Via RedSoxLife
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Who to support? Scientific analysis of Yankeedom for each playoff team

GIANTS:Dave Righetti: 5 (pitching coach, ex-Yank great)Roberto Kelly: 2 (coach, ex-Yank, traded for Paul O'Neill)Hensley Meulens: 2 (coach, ex-Yank future HOF prospect)Joe Lefebvre: 2 (coach, ex-Yank OF prospect)JT Snow: 1 (coach, ex-Yank farmhand, dealt for Jim Abbott)Henry Cotto: 1 (scout, ex-Yank, broke eardrum with Q-tip)Travis Ishikawa: 1 (momentary Yank last season)SCORE: 14NATIONALS...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Who should Yankee fans root for in the playoffs? The answer is obvious. The Yankees, dammit!

The NY Times Tyler Kepner - (who is no Tyler Clippard) - this morning puts forth some namby-pamby, do-gooder analysis that claims Yankee and Met fans should support the longest suffering cities in baseball because - oh, hell, I didn't read it, life is too short.The fact is, the Yankees can benefit by what happens in this hell-spawned post-season. And even if Marshmallow Hal Steinbrenner...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets preserve hope of .500, beat Nationals 7-4

WASHINGTON (AP) The New York Mets have hopes of a .500 season - for a few hours, at least. Matt den Dekker singled home the go-ahead run off Tyler Clippard in the eighth inning to help the Mets defeat the Washington Nationals 7-4 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Thursday afternoon. Curtis Granderson singled three times and drove in three runs, and Wilmer Flores also...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats' Zimmerman plays 7 innings in loss to Mets

WASHINGTON (AP) Ryan Zimmerman tested his healing right hamstring, playing seven innings in the playoff-bound Washington Nationals' 7-4 loss to the New York Mets in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Thursday. Matt den Dekker singled home the go-ahead run off Tyler Clippard (7-4) in the eighth inning to help the Mets (77-81) avoid clinching a sixth consecutive losing season...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals clinch NL East title with 3-0 win over Braves

The Washington Nationals are the 2014 National League East division champions after knocking off the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Tuesday. Hey October, here come the #Nats! #NothingButOctober #Postseason pic.twitter.com/fN0kZZ7cAO — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 17, 2014 It was fitting to rely on their captain Ian Desmond to provide all the offense needed for the win. First...
Via KCM Sports
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Clinch: Beast Of The East

The Washington Nationals are champions of the NL East! The Nats capturing the division for the second time in three years, with a 3-0 win over the Braves on Tuesday night. The Nationals now lead the NL East by 12.5 games, the largest lead in all the majors. The margin is also the biggest in Washington baseball history, dating back to 1900. Showing nerves of steel, Roark pitched like...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report: Week 24

Ah, the stretch run and the second to last Holds post of the year.  If your not streaming RP at this point to your advantage, I don't know what else to tell you but to give me your password, and just get ready for Sunday fundays.  It's not Sunday is it?  Because I can't talk about it with it around, because it slowly consumes me, then beats me, steals all my money, and makes me...
Via Razzball
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report: Week 24

Ah, the stretch run and the second to last Holds post of the year.  If your not streaming RP at this point to your advantage, I don't know what else to tell you but to give me your password, and just get ready for Sunday fundays.  It's not Sunday is it?  Because I can't talk about it with it around, because it slowly consumes me, then beats me, steals all my money, and makes me...
Via Razzball
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Storen gives Tyler Clippard bunny ears in the bullpen (Video)

There are antics, and then there are bullpen antics. Like, Drew Storen giving Tyler Clippard bunny ears on TV in the bullpen Monday night. Nothing else to see here. Clippard didn't look so pleased when Matt Williams pulled him in the 8th with 2 on and 2 out, choosing to have Matt Thornton face Freddie Freeman: Clippard on not facing Freeman: “The eighth inning is...
Via Nationals Enquirer
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Week 23 Closer Report

Source: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Welcome to another edition of the Closer Report here at the Fantasy Fix for Week 23. News continues to come out of a variety of bullpens so we’ll keep reporting on it until it stops. Follow along to see where we are today. Remember, we’ve moved the Fantasy Fix Closer Report Chart to its full time home right here. Also, my look at the 2015...
Via The Fantasy Fix
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Manager Williams: “We Need To Address The Closer Situation”

Photo Credit: ca.sports.yahoo.com On Saturday, the Washington Times ran a post from writer Tom Schad regarding the Nationals’ closer situation. Rafael Soriano has blown consecutive saves (separated by a scheduled off-day) the last two games. Soriano has given up homers in both blown saves, including two home runs in the ninth inning on Friday night. First off, acknowledge the...
Via DC Sports-Kings
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Soriano Blows Lead, Nats Lose To Phillies In Extras

It looked like the Washington Nationals (79-60) had the win in the bag after a nearly flawless outing from Stephen Strasburg, an explosive offensive performance and a five run lead. Until all of that melted away into a blown save by Rafael Soriano, a nearly silenced offense and a 9-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies (65-75). In the ninth inning, Soriano entered with the score at...
Via The Nats Blog
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Outlast Dodgers In 14 To Take Series

It took more than five and a half hours, but the Nationals took care of business on Wednesday, beating the Dodgers in Los Angeles, 8-5 in 14 innings. Washington (79-59) maintaining a seven game lead over Atlanta in the NL East, the Braves were 7-4 winners over the Phillies. Adam LaRoche who didn’t even get in the game until the ninth inning was the difference, driving in five runs...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The most exciting walk offs for the week ending August 24th

This week was absolutely crazy. The Nationals walked off three times. The Cardinals walked off on the Reds twice. There must be a pennant race going on. August 18th, Diamondbacks vs Nationals (11 innings). The first of many this week for Washington, and perhaps the most exciting of them all after a Tyler Clippard blown save in the ninth. August 18th, Reds vs Cardinals (ten innings...
Via The Outside Corner
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The most exciting walk offs for the week ending August 24th

This week was absolutely crazy. The Nationals walked off three times. The Cardinals walked off on the Reds twice. There must be a pennant race going on. August 18th, Diamondbacks vs Nationals (11 innings). The first of many this week for Washington, and perhaps the most exciting of them all after a Tyler Clippard blown save in the ninth. August 18th, Reds vs Cardinals (ten innings...
Via Bloguin Best
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Blast from the past: Baseball America's top 10 Yankee prospects from 2006

I saw this on an nyyfans.com forum yesterday, and it got me a-thinkin'...Here is Baseball America's snapshot of the Yankees' best prospects of 2006. The red marks are mine. Seven out of 10 players have had productive MLB careers (I'm nixing Tabata, a disappointment, otherwise, you could argue 8 of 10.) To this day, some scouts claim the oft-injured Chris Garcia had the best stuff...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

They put the port-a-potties in the home bullpen at Nationals Park again

And so, Nationals Park hosted a One Direction concert Monday night - and once again the home bullpen served as a giant toilet in the form of a port-a-potty station (photo above via @jherlands). It begs the question: Why not the visitors bullpen? @dcsportsbog seriously, why not in the visitors' bullpen? #nats #RespectTheBullpen pic.twitter.com/6ihHTenMCQ — Julie Herlands...
Via Nationals Enquirer
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Bowden is the Trade Deadline’s biggest loser

Jim Bowden and I don’t get along. I don’t antagonize too many people on Twitter, but I made a couple of comments about some of his trade rumors a few years back and how downright silly they were. Denard Span for Tyler Clippard, about 5 years ago was the big one. Eventually, Span was traded, even to the Nationals, but for a much better long term prospect and about 3 years after...
Via The Rhino and Compass
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Bowden is the Trade Deadline’s biggest loser

Jim Bowden and I don’t get along. I don’t antagonize too many people on Twitter, but I made a couple of comments about some of his trade rumors a few years back and how downright silly they were. Denard Span for Tyler Clippard, about 5 years ago was the big one. Eventually, Span was traded, even to the Nationals, but for a much better long term prospect and about 3 years after...
Via The Rhino and Compass
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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