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A’s Clinch Series in Finale Victory

The A’s took the field Sunday afternoon for the series finale against the visiting Angels. They sent starter Scott Kazmir to the hill, to face a team that has time and time again proven to be the lefties nemesis. Sunday proved to be a different story, as the ace pitched into the 8th inning, and the A’s saw themselves collect a 3-2 victory. “I’ve been champing at the bit to...
Via BaySportsNet
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The Mets Trade For A Reliever?

(Updated 6/20) Andy Martino of the Daily News argues that the Mets need to upgrade their bullpen at the trading deadline in addition to their lineup. “You think?” one team official said on Tuesday, when asked if the Mets needed to acquire a reliever. Martino says that the Mets do not have a solid 8th inning option to compliment their dominating closer Jeurys Familia. “Is there...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Zobrist, Kazmir and Clippard Names Included in Latest Trade Rumors

The weather is getting ready to heat up, and so is baseball season. We are all in full swing now, and just as that begins the MLB July 31 trade deadline is fast approaching. The Athletics have been pegged as sellers at the deadline for weeks now, and teams have already come calling about specific players. Now that it seems the A’s might be back in the swing of Green Collar Baseball...
Via BaySportsNet
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Do The Mets Need To Trade For A Reliever?

Andy Martino of the Daily News argues that the Mets need to upgrade their bullpen at the trading deadline in addition to their lineup. “You think?” one team official said on Tuesday, when asked if the Mets needed to acquire a reliever. Martino says that the Mets do not have a solid 8th inning option to compliment their dominating closer Jeurys Familia. “Is there any way the...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals trade rumors: Junichi Tazawa edition

The Nationals’ bullpen struggles this year have been well documented. Without the aid of Tyler Clippard, Rafael Soriano and Craig Stammen, Washington has struggled to bridge the gap between their starting pitcher and their lights out closer, Drew Storen. So far, Storen has been all-star worthy, posting a 1.11 ERA with 19 saves. However, aside from that, the rest of the bullpen...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Tyler Clippard

The July 31st trade deadline is nearing, and the Oakland A’s (26-39) should have a clear plan by now. Whereas last year the A’s were serious buyers, collecting both Jon Lester and Jeff Samardzija, the team’s unfortunate start to 2015 undoubtedly means selling at the deadline. The A’s have a few interesting players, Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard are probably the most...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves trade rumors: Bullpen edition

The Atlanta bullpen currently possesses a 4.53 ERA and have blown 11 saves thus far this season. However, despite playing with one of the worst relieving staffs in the majors through the first 60 games, the Braves are still only 3.5 games out of first place in the NL East behind the New York Mets and Washington Nationals. If Atlanta does hope to remain in playoff contention, the...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays have asked the Athletics about the availability of Tyler Clippard

Like most teams in the MLB, the Toronto Blue Jays are looking for ways to improve their team. Right now, the team is on a 11 game winning streak after defeating the Boston Red Sox today, but there is always room for improve. The Blue Jays are really looking to upgrade their bullpen with some more pitching. While Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon was considered the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays have asked about Tyler Clippard

The Toronto Blue Jays are in the midst of playing some of their best baseball of the season.  Just today they defeated the Boston Red Sox by a score of 5-4 in extra innings to give them their 10th straight win.  Their latest win now puts them at 33-30 and are now just 1 game back of the AL East division lead that is currently shared by the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays.  With...
Via Baseball Essential
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays have had discussions with A's for Tyler Clippard

Having won 10-straight games, the Toronto Blue Jays have gone from -4.5 games back in the division to just a game. They boast the most prolific offense in baseball, having scored 343 runs. The second place team, the Texas Rangers, have scored 286. Where they are lacking, however, is on the mound, where the pitching staff owns a 4.28 ERA, good for 27th in MLB. Diving deeper into the...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the A’s Should Sell at the Trade Deadline

There are still four months left in the 2015 MLB season but it would take a serious turnaround for the Oakland A’s to be serious contenders this year.  After reshaping the roster in the offseason the Green and Gold were poised to make a run for a fourth consecutive postseason appearance but the season has not gone as planned. Oakland has been over 10 games below .500 for quite...
Via TopSportsReport
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: Blue Jays moving on from Papelbon, focusing on Clippard?

In a series of tweets today, New York Post columnist Joel Sherman talked about the reliever market, specifically saying the Blue Jays may have moved on from Jonathan Papelbon and may be focusing on Oakland Athletics reliever Tyler Clippard. I’ve combined his tweets because they’re a bit jumbled. Heard Blue Jays haven’t talked in week to Phillies about Papelbon. Concentrating...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: Blue Jays moving on from Papelbon, focusing on Clippard?

In a series of tweets today, New York Post columnist Joel Sherman talked about the reliever market, specifically saying the Blue Jays may have moved on from Jonathan Papelbon and may be focusing on Oakland Athletics reliever Tyler Clippard. I’ve combined his tweets because they’re a bit jumbled. Heard Blue Jays haven’t talked in week to Phillies about Papelbon. Concentrating...
Via Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

50 games into the season, Nationals offseason moves shine bright

Looking to build off of last season’s 96 win team, the Nationals were extremely active in the offseason. Washington prioritized solidifying their bench, adding to their starting pitching and bringing in middle infield help during the winter offseason. Now, 50 games into the 2015 regular season, here is a look at how some of Washington’s key offseason decisions have played out...
Via isportsweb.com
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Girardi Idiocy Machine Continues

This kind of after-game quote is usually saved for one of CC's sad performances. You know, other than every time he makes an in-game decision, Joe is a pretty good manager. Other than that inning, he was pretty good," New York manager Joe Girardi said of Capuano. "He battled out of a couple little jams that he had, and he was pretty good." Tyler Clippard retired one batter for his sixth save.
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Avisail Garcia Sustain Success After Fast Start?

Chicago White Sox’s Avisail Garcia, left, and Melky Cabrera celebrate after Garcia hit a two-run home run off Oakland Athletics’ Tyler Clippard in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) The Chicago White Sox struggled to score runs last season even with the debut of Cuban prospect Jose Abreu, who slugged his way to...
Via The Sports Journal
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Fall in Lance McCullers’ Debut

Houston Astros’ pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. throws a pitch in a spring training game. In what has been a great season for the Astros so far, you wouldn’t think they would need to add anybody to their roster. But, as the organization continues to quickly move prospects to higher levels, they decided to call up their 41st overall pick in the 2012 draft. McCullers had been with...
Via The Sports Journal
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Avisail Garcia Showing Production for the White Sox

Chicago White Sox’s Avisail Garcia drops his bat after hitting a two-run home run off Oakland Athletics’ Tyler Clippard in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) The Chicago White Sox have won five straight games, and Avisail Garcia is one of the main reasons why. Garcia only played 46 games for the White Sox last season...
Via The Sports Journal
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox trending the right way

Chicago White Sox’s Avisail Garcia (26) is congratulated upon returning to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Oakland Athletics’ Tyler Clippard in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. White Sox’s Melky Cabrera (53) looks on. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Major league teams go through different stretches during an 162-game schedule...
Via The Sports Journal
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard spends A's off-day golfing at Pebble Beach, shoots 72

The Oakland A's are currently in the middle of a homestand that will find them hosting both varieties of Sox, the Red and the White. With a day game this past Wednesday and an off-day Thursday, players found themselves with some free time. Some, such as Stephen Vogt and Max Muncy, opted to go to the Golden State Warriors' crucial GAme 5 victory Wedneday night (and hang out with...
Via Fox Sports
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s going on with the Oakland Athletics?

Even though the Oakland Athletics traded away the likes of 6.5 WAR player Josh Donaldson before the 2015 season commenced, the folks at FanGraphs projected them to have a 33% chance at making the playoffs. The A’s acquired Billy Butler, Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard to make up for some the rather surprising trades Billy Beane made, but so far, it hasn’t worked. Oakland is 13...
Via The Outside Corner
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s going on with the Oakland Athletics?

Even though the Oakland Athletics traded away the likes of 6.5 WAR player Josh Donaldson before the 2015 season commenced, the folks at FanGraphs projected them to have a 33% chance at making the playoffs. The A’s acquired Billy Butler, Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard to make up for some the rather surprising trades Billy Beane made, but so far, it hasn’t worked. Oakland is 13...
Via Bloguin Best
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt’s Musings: Offseason Signings “On Point” or “On Vacation”?

Well, folks, unless you were a part of the great snow-fest of 2015 in the Northeast, summer vacation is about a month and some change away. It’s felt like spring was skipped, going from 20 degrees with a foot of snow to 70 with 50% humidity from one week to the next. Like the weather, some players are as hot and cold as the months change. I’d first like to gauge if some of the...
Via Baseball Professor
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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