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.
- 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.