Recently, Name pointed out how similar the deals that Antonio Bastardo and Tyler Clippard signed this offseason were. Bastardo is coming off a great year where he was the fifth option in the Pirates’ pen. Clippard started off as a closer and was brought to New York to be a setup man. He performed well as an 8th inning guy through most of the regular season with the Mets but then struggled badly in the playoffs.

Which reliever would you have rather signed?

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Bastardo had a 2.98 ERA and a 1.134 WHIP last year. He also had a 1.10 WPA and an average Leverage Index of 0.96
Clippard had a 2.92 ERA and a 1.127 WHIP last year. He also had a 0.65 WPA and an average Leverage Index of 1.50

Lifetime, Bastardo has a 3.58 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, a 0.83 WPA and a 1.22 gmLI in 316.1 IP
Lifetime, Clippard has a 2.88 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, a 6.27 WPA and a 1.42 gmLI in 562 IP

5 comments on “Poll Question: Antonio Bastardo or Tyler Clippard?

  • MattyMets

    Brian, I’m in agreement that I would have preferred a bigger name than either of them, especially in light of the news about Mejia. Clippard was great until the back strain in September. Terry should have backed off a bit more at that point. All things considered, I favor Bastardo for his career numbers against Harper and Freeman.

  • Eraff

    Mejia Suspended…Permanent…according to espn

  • Name

    Just as i suspected, I knew you couldn’t trust fans to make the right decision.

    • Name

      I also wonder whether fans like Reed more than Clippard. My guess is yes as well. Probably too late to add on another poll though.
      I sometimes feel fans have ADHD when it comes to their opinion of players. Very few are willing to go with a call and stick with a bit.

  • cosmo_kramer

    Wow, first player to ever be banned for PEDs, now he’s infamous. Makes me wonder if someone was feeding them to him unwittingly or he just genuinely didn’t care.

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