Ian Desmond is “penciled in” on the Nationals’ Opening Day roster, says GM Mike Rizzo of the shortstop heavily attached to offseason trade rumors. Also, Rizzo’s remarks on the Clippard-Escobar trade.
With the news of teammate, friend, and former roommate Tyler Clippard being traded, Nationals closer Drew Storen called upon the movie “Old School” to capture the moment.
The Washington Nationals have acquired infielder Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard, President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo announced Wednesday.
With tensions heightening for Nationals fans in anticipation of Game 4 against the Giants, Tyler Clippard takes to the podium to announce himself as the Nationals’ Game 5 starter.
Nationals manager Matt Williams will use a closer-by-committee approach over the next few days while struggling Rafael Soriano seeks to correct the flaws in his delivery.
Let’s go inside the numbers and explore why Tyler Clippard should be an All-Star, whether by injury replacement or otherwise.
Washington Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard was selected to the All-Star game. He’ll be the only player representing the Nats.
Tyler Clippard has had a rough April, but Matt Williams insists he’s not giving up on him as the setup man for the Washington Nationals: “Tyler Clippard, is the unprecedented king of the eighth inning.”
Yesterday’s 9-7 victory on Opening Day at Citi Field was a very good sign for the Washington Nationals.
For decades, major league pitchers were supposed to finish what they started. Relief pitchers were those who weren’t good enough to make the rotation, simple as that.