Sunday, July 31, 2016
CLIPPARD'S BACK IN THE BRONX!
I didn't see this one coming, but in reality, when you trade away all your closers, you need a guy with that type of experience to get through the season. I guess Tyler Clippard will be that guy. Here's the worst part... They gave away a guy that's been improving dramatically in the minor leagues... Vicente Campos.
You remember Campos, right? He was the better half of that Montero-Pineda deal a while back. So much for replenishing and grooming our future, right? I kid, I kid.
Anyway... ESPN has the story:
"The New York Yankees moved quickly to add bullpen help after trading Andrew Miller, acquiring reliever Tyler Clippard from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
The Diamondbacks received right-hander Vicente Campos in return for Clippard. Campos, 24, is 9-3 with a 3.20 ERA in 20 starts across three levels of the Yankees' minor league system this season.
Clippard signed a two-year contract with the Diamondbacks last offseason. He is 2-3 with a 4.30 ERA in 37⅔ innings this season. He also has one save."
Now truth be told, I believe at this point Clippard should be setting up Dellin Betances. Let the kid close, you earned it. But I guess we'll see what happens now.
Anyway... welcome back to the Bronx, Tyler. Looking forward to seeing you back in pinstripes.