Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:09:54 -0800
The Washington Nationals aren't looking to trade RPs Tyler Clippard or Drew Storen or OF Denard Span, according to general manager Mike Rizzo. "We haven't been fielding all that many calls on Clippard and Storen," Rizzo said. "There's a lot of 'lobby talk,' I call it, about it. But there's been actually no offer, no trade scenario that's official, that included Clippard or Storen. Or Span." The price for Clippard or Storen would be very high if they change their mind.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:04:50 -0800
The Chicago Cubs are interested in Washington Nationals RPs Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:17:41 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Tyler Clippard has added a splitter to his repertoire this month. He has thrown it during bullpen sessions for a couple of years, but he has just recently begun using it in games.
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:29:30 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Tyler Clippard could become the team's closer over the final month of the season with Rafael Soriano struggling, according to manager Davey Johnson. "I could," he said. "We'll see how it shakes out going forward."
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 16:30:57 -0700
Washington Nationals RPs Rafael Soriano, Tyler Clippard and Craig Stammen are unavailable Friday, Aug. 23. RP Drew Storen will close if a save situation arises.
Fantasy Tip: Don't run out and add Storen. Soriano will likely be back to active duty tomorrow night.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:57:18 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Rafael Soriano has blown a career-high six saves and has converted 32 of his 38 chances. "I've been leaving pitches up," Soriano said. "Keep working on it. I haven't had a stretch like this in my career. Things happen for a reason." Soriano's walk rate is down to 2.2 walks per nine innings compared to 3.2 per nine during his 43-save season for the New York Yankees last year. But his strikeout rate has fallen from 9.2 K's per nine to 6.9.
Fantasy Tip: Despite his recent struggles, Davey Johnson hasn't indicated he's close to making any kind of switch in the ninth. The team has quickly fallen out of contention, too. If anyone were to take over, it'd probably be Tyler Clippard, but he's not worth stashing just yet.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:30:41 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said the eighth inning setup role isn't etched in stone after he used RP Tyler Clippard in that spot Monday, April 1. Johnson plans to use RP Drew Storen in the eighth if the situation arises Wednesday, April 3. The role will be determined on a game-by-game basis.
Fantasy Tip: Storen and Clippard are good enough to own in NL-only leagues, and Storen would probably be the handcuff option to closer Rafael Soriano in cavernous mixed formats. However, a lot would likely have to go wrong with Soriano for him to lose the job.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 06:10:56 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Tyler Clippard will not appear in the first four spring games. Manager Davey Johnson said he felt Clippard started last spring too quickly.
Sun, 17 Feb 2013 11:05:29 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Tyler Clippard (personal) is expected to rejoin the team Sunday, Feb. 17, after traveling to Indiana to celebrate his grandmother's 90th birthday.
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:49:36 -0800
The Texas Rangers had trade talks regarding Washington Nationals RP Tyler Clippard earlier this offseason, according to sources.