January 15th, 2015
Marlins broadcaster Glenn Geffner points out it’s not always who your team adds, but also who your division rivals lose. In his latest post to his FISH TALES blog, Geffner looks at who the other NL East clubs have seen depart this winter.
For all the talk about the anticipated improvement we’ll see from the Marlins in 2015 due to this winter’s slew of roster additions, the club also stands to benefit in the new year from addition by subtraction.
Marlins fans should be thrilled to say goodbye to 4 players subtracted from the rosters of National League East rivals this offseason.
Nationals relief ace Tyler Clippard, traded to the Oakland Athletics yesterday, has been as tough as on the Marlins as any pitcher in the game since he joined the Nats in 2008.
In 52 career appearances against Miami, Clippard is 3-1 with a save and a 1.25 ERA, limiting the Marlins to a .159 batting average while striking out 74 and allowing only 31 hits in 57 2/3 innings.
He was particularly tough on the Marlins over the last 2 seasons, going 1-0 with a 0.86 ERA and a .116 average…
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