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Mets still interested in Tyler Clippard

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But the relief pitcher is seeking a two-year deal.

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The Mets still have interest in bringing back Tyler Clippard, according to Jon Heyman. The sticking point seems to be Clippard's desire to land two-year deal, while the Mets are only willing to offer him a one-year pact.

The 30-year old right-handed reliever had a 2.92 ERA and a 4.27 FIP, striking out 64 and walking 31 ober 71 innings for the Mets and the Athletics in 2015. For his career, he owns a sterling 2.92 ERA and a solid 3.72 FIP. The Mets acquired Clippard from the Athletics in July in exchange for minor league pitcher Casey Meisner.

Though Clippard has been an effective reliever for the majority of his career, and has at times been one of the most dominant setup men in the league, there are also some significant reasons for the Mets to be wary of a reunion. Clippard saw his strikeout rate drop from 10.5 K/9 in 2014 to 8.1 K/9 in 2015, while his 3.93 BB/9 was his highest since 2010.