The A's continued a very busy offseason Wednesday morning, by trading infielder Yunel Escobar for all-star reliever Tyler Clippard. For the A's this deal helps their bullpen which as the Royals and Giants showed last year is crucial in postseason performance. The A's now have a solid set up man as well as a few other underrated releivers, such as Fernando Abad, and Dan Otero both of whom had WARs of 1.8, even better than Clippard's 1.5. For the Nationals Escobar provides a backup at second third and shortstop, and is a good pinchitter, with a 2.3 oWAR in his 2014 season. The A's already have fan favorite Eric Sogard playing the role Escobar would fill, and have a very flexible infield with Brett Lawrie at third, but also plays second, Marcus Semien at short, but also able to play second third and outfield, and classic superutility man Ben Zobrist ready to happily play any position, but pitcher and catcher. This trade looks like an example of a win, win deal.