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MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 11: Justin Wilson #37 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch during the seventh inning of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 11, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 11: Justin Wilson #37 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch during the seventh inning of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 11, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Tyler Clippard – RHP

As some of you may recall, Tyler Clippard spent the tail end of 2015 with the Mets after they acquired him in a trade from the Oakland Athletics to bolster the bullpen as a part of their eventual World Series run.

Clippard has bounced around the league over the past few years since his time with the Mets. He signed a 2 year deal with the Diamondback prior to the 2016 season, who traded him to the Yankees in late July that same year.

He began 2017 with the Yankees but was dealt to the Chicago White Sox as a part of a trade including David Robertson and current Met Todd Frazier. After appearing in 11 games for the Sox with a 1.80 ERA, Chicago dealt him to the Houston Astros, whom he went on to win his First World Series with.

In 2018, he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays, who he remained with for the entirety of the season despite a few trade rumors. Overall, he finished last season appearing in 73 games for Toronto, pitching 68.2 innings to the tune of a 3.67 ERA.

While Clippard may not be the most attractive of options compared to some of the players still on the market, he still is a consistent pitcher, something the Mets greatly lacked last season.

Despite bouncing around seven different teams over the past four years, the 33-year-old Clippard has time and time again shown that he can contribute to a contending team, and a return to Queens for a second stint with the Mets could work out in both his and the team’s best interests.

Proposed Contract: 1 year $4 million

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