• Padres acquire Mike Clevinger in another MLB trade-deadline splash

    Padres acquire Mike Clevinger in another MLB trade-deadline splash

    The San Diego Padres are going all in. After already making several big trades, the Padres acquired right-hander Mike Clevinger from the Cleveland Indians, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed. The Padres are reportedly sending Cleveland RHP Cal Quantrill, catcher Austin Hedges and outfielder Josh Naylor. They also acquired three minor leaguers — pitcher Joey Cantillo …
  • Exiled Mike Clevinger among intriguing Yankees trade possibilities: Sherman

    Exiled Mike Clevinger among intriguing Yankees trade possibilities: Sherman

    Since the beginning of last season — since the Yankees moved on from them — Lance Lynn leads major league pitchers in Wins Above Replacement (Baseball Reference), ahead of Jacob deGrom and Gerrit Cole. Sonny Gray is sixth, ahead of Shane Bieber and Max Scherzer. Pick your reason why this has occurred: 1) the Yankees …
  • Oliver Perez’s opt-out threat behind Indians dumping Mike Clevinger, Zach Plesac

    Oliver Perez’s opt-out threat behind Indians dumping Mike Clevinger, Zach Plesac

    Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac aren’t with the Indians and their teammates appear to be at least part of the reason why. After breaking protocol and being punished for it, other Indians players’ reactions to their actions at least contributed to their demotion to the team’s alternative site, according to ESPN. In fact, veteran reliever …
  • The most tragic pitch in MLB history, 100 years later

    The most tragic pitch in MLB history, 100 years later

    There was a light rain falling at the Polo Grounds just past 3 o’clock that muggy Monday afternoon, 88 degrees and humid, but the clouds weren’t threatening. There were 21,000 people in the stands, and there were two pennant contenders eager to face off with each other. It never occurred to home plate umpire Tommy …