New York Yankees: Tyler Clippard

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July, 10, 2012
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The Cash Register is a regular feature in which we chart how former Yankees who were traded away are faring this season.

• Seattle catcher Jesus Montero: Are you starting to feel a little bit better about trading away Montero, Yankees fans? At the break, he's hitting .245 with eight homers and 28 RBIs. He has not been that middle-of-the-lineup bat Seattle though it was getting in the trade. Of course, he is playing, which is more than can be said for Pineda.

• Seattle starter Hector Noesi: Seattle finally had enough and demoted Noesi to the minors. He's 2-11 with a 5.77 ERA and has not won a game in more than two months. While Yankees fan surely will talk about trading away Montero, the inclusion of Noesi is looking like it might be a footnote in the future.

• Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy: It'd be safe to call Kennedy's first half a struggle. He's 6-7 through 17 starts with a 4.26 ERA. After allowing 36 fewer hits than innings pitched last year, he's already yielded almost 13 more hits than innings this year. That's more like the Kennedy who pitched for the Yankees.

• Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson: Jackson is well on his way to having the best year of his career. You could make the case he should have been an All-Star, as he's hitting .332 with nine homers and 38 RBIs. With eight more RBIs, he'll set a career-high. His on-base percentage is a career-best .408.

• Detroit reliever Phil Coke: Coke is on his way to posting the lowest ERA of his career. He's 1-3 with a 3.16 ERA through 37 games. He's still giving up plenty of hits, but they're not hurting him. Surrendering just one home run has been a key for him as well.

• Miami reliever Mike Dunn: Dunn finished the first half strong as he only allowed a run in one of his final 10 outings. He's lowered his ERA to 5.23. While he's allowed just 19 hits in 20 2/3 innings, the 12 walks are a major problem.

• Boston reliever Mark Melancon:Another slow starter, Melancon too gave up just one run in his final 10 outings. Against the Yankees last weekend, he threw 3.2 scoreless innings. He enters the break 0-2 with a 7.04 ERA. It doesn't seem that long ago we were writing about him having an ERA in the 40s.

• Pittsburgh pitcher A.J. Burnett: After failing to win more than 13 games in any of his seasons in New York, Burnett has 10 at the break to complement his 3.68 ERA. That's not a mistake. Burnett is thriving in the NL, helping the Pirates to first place, and just might be pitching himself into Cy Young consideration.

• San Francisco reliever George Kontos: Kontos continues to be a viable arm out of the Giants' pen. He has a 2.57 ERA spanning 14 innings. He's struck out 16 in those innings and only walked two. He's been victimized by a home run just one this year.

• Washington reliever Tyler Clippard: Clippard gave up the winning run in the Nationals' final game before the break, but he's still pitched great this year. He's 2-3 with a 1.93 ERA and has converted his last 14 saves since taking over as the closer. He's the lone reliever in this list the Yankees probably wish they still had.

The trades

• Montero/Noesi for Michael Pineda/Jose Campos

• Kennedy/Coke/Jackson for Curtis Granderson

Melky Cabrera/Dunn/Vizcaino for Javier Vazquez/Boone Logan

• Melancon/Jimmy Paredes for Lance Berkman

• Kontos for Chris Stewart

• Burnett for Diego Moreno and Exicardo Cayones

• Clippard for Jonathan Albaladejo

Editor's note: Melky Cabrera is not included since he's playing for his third team since the trade. Every player on this list is on the team the Yankees traded him to or on his second team.

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July, 3, 2012
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• Seattle catcher Jesus Montero: Montero has to be glad June is over. In 93 plate appearances, he had one home run and one RBI. That's right. A solo shot was his total run production for the month. The catcher is hitting just .249 on the year with a .286 on-base percentage. He has eight homers and 28 RBIs.

• Seattle starter Hector Noesi: It's going on nearly two months since Noesi last won. He's lost his last four starts and is winless in his last 10 starts. For the year, he's now 2-10 with a 5.69 ERA spanning 16 starts. You'd have to think at some point Seattle will pull the plug.

• Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy: Kennedy closed June with a win to finish 2-2 with a 4.06 ERA in the month. Still, the young starter has struggled since he started the season 3-0, going 3-7 since. He's 6-7 with a 4.20 ERA on the year and has a WHIP of 1.31.

• Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson: Jackson's time on the disabled list perhaps has come back to haunt him. He missed out on being named to the All-Star team. The outfielder is having a fantastic year, hitting .322 with a .404 on-base percentage. He has eight homers and 35 RBIs. His OPS is an outstanding .928.

• Detroit reliever Phil Coke: After a rough May, Coke pitched well in June, with a 2.53 ERA spanning 10 2/3 innings. Granted, he gave up 18 hits in those innings, but they didn't come around to hurt him. He's now 1-3 on the year but has a high WHIP of 1.53.

• Miami reliever Mike Dunn: Dunn is finally pitching like he has in the past. He hasn't given up a run in his last seven outings as he's lowered his ERA to 6.06. Considering that he pitched to an ERA above 9.00 in both May and June, that shows he's been making strides.

• Boston reliever Mark Melancon:Melancon has yielded a run in just one of his nine appearances since returning to Boston. Over his last 9 2/3 innings, he's only given up six hits. He's 0-2 with a 9.26 ERA but his numbers are getting better with each week.

• Pittsburgh pitcher A.J. Burnett: Can we say that Burnett was snubbed for the All-Star game? Despite winning his last eight starts, and improving to 9-2 with a 3.31 ERA, the starter did not get a spot on the roster. Whether you liked him or not in New York, you have to give credit to Burnett for bouncing back like this.

• San Francisco reliever George Kontos: Kontos pitched well in June, as he gave up just two earned runs in 8 1/3 innings. He's been unlucky, statistically speaking. Kontos's opponents are batting .313 against him this year. He's only walked one batter.

• Washington reliever Tyler Clippard: Clippard was named the MLB Delivery Man of the Month for June. He did not give up a run over 11 2/3 innings and only yielded two hits while striking out six. He's 1-2 with a 1.83 ERA and has converted 13 straight saves.

The trades

• Montero/Noesi for Michael Pineda/Jose Campos

• Kennedy/Coke/Jackson for Curtis Granderson

Melky Cabrera/Dunn/Vizcaino for Javier Vazquez/Boone Logan

• Melancon/Jimmy Paredes for Lance Berkman

• Kontos for Chris Stewart

• Burnett for Diego Moreno and Exicardo Cayones

• Clippard for Jonathan Albaladejo

Editor's note: Melky Cabrera is not included since he's playing for his third team since the trade. Every player on this list is on the team the Yankees traded him to or on his second team.

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June, 26, 2012
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The Cash Register is a regular feature in which we chart how former Yankees who were traded away are faring this season.

• Seattle catcher Jesus Montero: While Michael Pineda hasn't pitched this year, Montero hasn't stung the ball for Seattle either. In his last 10 games, he has just one RBI, courtesy of a solo home run. He's hitting .259 with eight homers and 28 RBIs on the year. His slugging percentage of .405 is worrisome.

• Seattle starter Hector Noesi: With each passing week, you can pencil in Noesi for another loss. While he pitched well against light-hitting San Diego on Sunday, giving up two earned runs over six, he fell to the Padres and dropped to 2-9 on the year. His 5.50 ERA is cringe-worthy considering his spacious home ball park.

• Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy: Kennedy is pitching in the AL East again. In his last 10 starts, he's just 2-7 with a 4.96 ERA. In his last start against the Cubs, he didn't make it out of the fifth. As he's stumbled to a 5-7 record with a 4.42 ERA this year, last year's fantastic season looks distant.

• Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson: Jackson hasn't missed a beat since he has come back from the disabled list. He continues to post great numbers. He's batting .311 with a .398 on-base percentage. He's having the type of season that Yankees' fans thought he was capable of when he was traded before the 2010 season.

• Detroit reliever Phil Coke: Coke has been able to put together a nice stretch of innings. pitching to a 2.79 ERA over his last 10 games. He's now 1-3 with a 3.73 ERA on the season. It's interesting to think about how he would have factored into the Yankees bullpen the past few seasons had he not been traded.

• Miami reliever Mike Dunn: It's fair to knock Cashman for bringing back Javier Vazquez, but you can't knock him for sending away Dunn in that deal. Dunn has an 8.03 ERA in just 12 1/3 innings this season. He's regressed after posting solid numbers the past two seasons for Miami and Atlanta.

• Boston reliever Mark Melancon: His 13.50 ERA in June looks good compared to his early season struggles. Since Melancon has returned to Boston, he's given up just one run in six outings spanning six outings. He still has some work to get the ERA into single digits, but he's getting there. We think.

• Pittsburgh pitcher A.J. Burnett: A.J. for Cy Young? Well, maybe not. But it's hard to to knock what Burnett has done with the Pirates. He's won seven straight starts after besting Detroit this weekend and is now 8-2 with a 3.24 ERA. Give the Pirates some credit on this one: Burnett has been a key reason why they're contending in the NL Central.

• San Francisco reliever George Kontos: Kontos has pitched well since being called up. In four games spanning six innings, he's surrendered just one earned run. In that span, he's also struck out seven hitters. It seems that San Francisco seems to be where former Yankees go to have some success.

• Washington reliever Tyler Clippard: With the Subway Series behind us, who else remembers Clippard's debut against the Mets on
"Sunday Night Baseball?" Seems like a long time ago. Clippard continues to pitch well as the Nationals' closer. He has a 1. 95 ERA and has not allowed an earned run in his last 10 outings. Just like we all thought after seeing him against the Mets.

The trades

• Montero/Noesi for Michael Pineda/Jose Campos

• Kennedy/Coke/Jackson for Curtis Granderson

Melky Cabrera/Dunn/Vizcaino for Javier Vazquez/Boone Logan

• Melancon/Jimmy Paredes for Lance Berkman

• Kontos for Chris Stewart

• Burnett for Diego Moreno and Exicardo Cayones

• Clippard for Jonathan Albaladejo

Editor's note: Melky Cabrera is not included since he's playing for his third team since the trade. Every player on this list is on the team the Yankees traded him to or on his second team.

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June, 19, 2012
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The Cash Register is a regular feature in which we chart how former Yankees who were traded away are faring this season.

• Seattle catcher Jesus Montero: A nice week for Montero as he boosted his batting average to .266 and his on-base percentage is now above .300. He hit a home run on Saturday against San Francisco.

• Seattle starter Hector Noesi: Noesi's nightmare season continues as two losses last week dropped him to 2-8 on the year with a 5.69 ERA. Over his last 10 starts, he's 1-6 with a 4.83. The move from the bullpen to the rotation clearly hasn't gone as planned.

• Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy: Kennedy went 0-2 last week, losing against Texas and Los Angeles. While Texas rocked him for six runs in 5 2/3 innings, he only yielded two over eight against the Angels. For the year, he's 5-7 with a 4.13 ERA.

• Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson: Jackson is 9-for-31 since returning from the disabled list on June 9 against Cincinnati. All his numbers are great, his OPS is .966 and he's getting on base at the top of that lineup.

• Detroit reliever Phil Coke: Coke had one of his best weeks of the season as he threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 3.72. In one of his appearances, he picked up the loss despite not giving up an earned run. He's 1-3 with a 3.72 ERA.

• Miami reliever Mike Dunn: Dunn has not been recalled from Triple-A after being demoted in late May. He has a 4.58 ERA in 12 games in the minors, throwing 17 2/3 innings and yielding 19 hits. He has walked seven as well.

• Boston reliever Mark Melancon: Since returning to Boston, Melancon has not given up a run in 1 1/3 innings. In two appearances against Chicago this weekend, he did not give up a hit and struck out one. He's been able to lower his ERA to 22.85.

• Pittsburgh pitcher A.J. Burnett: After beating Cleveland this weekend, Burnett has won six straight starts and is now 7-2 on the year. Even more impressive, he hasn't given up more than three earned runs in any of his past eight starts. For the year, his ERA is 3.52.

• San Francisco reliever George Kontos: Kontos has thrown three innings for San Francisco and has not surrendered a run. In those three innings, he has yielded four hits and struck out three. He last pitched in a loss for Seattle on Saturday.

• Washington reliever Tyler Clippard: Clippard pitched against the Yankees this weekend, throwing a scoreless inning Saturday. For the year, he's 1-2 with a 2.15 ERA. His WHIP is still excellent at 0.99.

The trades

• Montero/Noesi for Michael Pineda/Jose Campos

• Kennedy/Coke/Jackson for Curtis Granderson

Melky Cabrera/Dunn/Vizcaino for Javier Vazquez/Boone Logan

• Melancon/Jimmy Paredes for Lance Berkman

• Kontos for Chris Stewart

• Burnett for Diego Moreno and Exicardo Cayones

• Clippard for Jonathan Albaladejo

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