Thursday, January 15, 2015
FORMER YANKEE TYLER CLIPPARD GETS SNAGGED BY A's
Not a big story, but a good one about a former Yankee youngster who made a name for himself quietly. Tyler Clippard has worked consistently for years now. Good for him.
According to many sources, but we'll go with ESPN on this one, Clippard was traded from the Nationals
"Infielder Yunel Escobar is heading to the Nationals, and All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard is going to the Athletics, thanks to the ninth deal between those clubs in a little more than four years."
Clippard was a kid with a ton of upside if he was given enough time, that's evident now. I remember watching him at Yankee Stadium in 2007, his first season. I remember the game fondly because I was able to sit in the real good seats. I was invited by a friend and we had a blast. The downside? The Yanks eventually got rid of him, trading him in December of 2007 for Jonathan Albaladejo. Yup... that worked out nice for us, huh?
Anyway... it's good to see a former Yankee youngster have a decent career, years later. Albaladejo hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012. Just sayin'.
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