Mike Rizzo wrapped up a conference call with reporters a short while ago, during which time the Nationals general manager discussed last night’s trade of Tyler Clippard to the Athletics for Yunel
2014 record: 71-91, 5th place in AL East
Manager: John Farrell, 3rd season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $181 million
The immediate reaction to Wednesday night's trade — the Nationals sent All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard to the Athletics for journeyman infielder Yunel Escobar — was fairly passionate.
Longtime Nats reliever and fan favorite Tyler Clippard was traded to the Athletics on Wednesday night for shortstop Yunel Escobar in a move that helps the Nats' middle infield long-term, and rids