Author Topic: Definitely Not a Prospect: Tyler Clippard  (Read 187 times)

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Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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At this point, you sort of wonder what is the plan for him.  Maybe he signed to be sort of a bullpen / pitching coach or mentor figure for the guys at AAA, with the idea of getting into coaching at this point in his career.  I had thought he was signed to be a pump and dump guy at the trade deadline, but he's not showing his stuff at the MLB level, which you would want for that strategy.  Maybe he doesn't need to showcase anything because folks know what he can do.  He did not negotiate an opt-out, but I'd guess the Nats would let him go for something nominal if an MLB team asked. Performance-wise, he probably deserves more of a shot at the majors than a lot of guys called up around MLB.