Sunday, July 31, 2016


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.

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