Tyler Clippard

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond's name has been heavily involved in trade rumors this offseason. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Ian Desmond ‘Penciled In’ as Nationals’ Opening Day Shortstop, Mike Rizzo says

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.

01/15/2015

Drew Storen drops an Old School reference upon hearing news teammate Tyler Clippard was traded.

Drew Storen Drops ‘Old School’ Reference After Nationals Trade Tyler Clippard

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.

01/15/2015

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Nats Get INF Yunel Escobar From A’s for RHP Tyler Clippard

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.

01/14/2015

Tyler Clippard #36 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Three of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Tyler Clippard’s Got Jokes: Announces Himself Nationals’ Game 5 Starter

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.

10/07/2014

Rafael Soriano #29 of the Washington Nationals.  (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Soriano Out As Nationals Go to Closer By Committee

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.

09/06/2014

Pitcher Tyler Clippard #36 of the Washington Nationals throws a pitch in the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on May 2, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Why Tyler Clippard of the Nationals is a Two-Time All-Star

Let’s go inside the numbers and explore why Tyler Clippard should be an All-Star, whether by injury replacement or otherwise.

07/15/2014

Tyler Clippard will be the Nationals lone All-Star representative in Minnesota. (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Clippard Becomes Nats Only All-Star

Washington Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard was selected to the All-Star game. He’ll be the only player representing the Nats.

07/14/2014

Catcher Jose Lobaton #59 talks with pitcher Tyler Clippard #36 of the Washington Nationals on the mound after Clippard gave up a three RBI double to the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth inning of the Nationals 4-2 loss at Nationals Park on April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Williams Not Bailing on Tyler Clippard ‘The Unprecedented King of the 8th Inning’

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.”

04/23/2014

Anthony Rendon celebrates the Nationals Opening Day win with teammates Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond. Washington defeated the New York Mets 9-7 in 10 innings. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Opener Could Set Tone For Nats

Yesterday’s 9-7 victory on Opening Day at Citi Field was a very good sign for the Washington Nationals.

04/01/2014

Tyler Clippard celebrates with catcher Jhonatan Solano after a win over the Phillies earlier this season. (Photo credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Soriano’s Struggles Have Opened Door for Clippard’s Return to Closer Role

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.

08/19/2013

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