The deal has been made official. The Mets will send SP prospect Casey Meisner to Oakland in exchange for RHRP Tyler Clippard.
According to multiple sources, the Mets and the Athletics are close to a potential deal that would sent right handed RP Tyler Clippard to Flushing.
In 38.2 IP this season, Clippard has held opponents to a .175 average resulting in a 2.79 ERA and 17 saves for the last place A's. he is particularly difficult against left handed hitters. During 2015, lefties are only 7 for 70 with a 21% K rate against Clippard.
According to Joel Sherman, the Mets would be parting with a minor league SP prospect in exchange. It is believed that the Mets could also be interested in OF Josh Reddick as well but currently he is not rumored to be part of this deal.
- According to sources, the Mets primary competition for Clippard is the Washington Nationals. The club not only sees him as a strong playoff piece, but also as a large late inning threat should the Mets get their hands on him.
- According to Jon Heyman, the New York Yankees were also in on Tyler Clippard but have since bailed out.
- General chatter on A's blogger Jason Wojciechowski Twitter handle suggest that the Oakland A's could be interested in SP Robert Gsellman. Gsellman is currently listed as Binghamton's starter this Wednesday. We will keep an eye on the situation.
- According to multiple sources, the Oakland A's want to trade Clippard no later than TONIGHT. A's and Mets are still in talks over finalizing a potential deal but the Nationals remain in play.