• Padres went all out at MLB’s strangest trade deadline ever: Sherman

    Padres went all out at MLB’s strangest trade deadline ever: Sherman

    October matters. Even when it is preceded by no games in April, May, June and most of July. Even in a season of seven-inning doubleheaders, tricked-out extra innings and a schedule made and remade in real time. For teams like the Dodgers and Yankees, the playoffs are nearly birthright. They have a magic number when …
  • Mets’ last-minute trade deadline haul includes Todd Frazier

    Mets’ last-minute trade deadline haul includes Todd Frazier

    Todd Frazier is returning to Queens. The Mets acquired the veteran infielder from the Texas Rangers on Monday in a flurry of moves before the 4 p.m. trade deadline, The Post’s Joel Sherman reported. They also dealt for righty reliever Miguel Castro from the Orioles and backup catcher Robinson Chirinos from the Rangers. It was …
  • 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 …
  • Mets focused on catching upgrade before MLB trade deadline

    Mets focused on catching upgrade before MLB trade deadline

    The Mets are focused on trying to upgrade their catching before the trade deadline expires Monday at 4 p.m. They have, for example, talked to the Angels about Jason Castro. But there are multiple catchers available in the market, including Boston’s Christian Vazquez. The Mets view catching as the one position that they could upgrade, …
  • Yankees eyeing Diamondbacks’ Starling Marte ahead of MLB trade deadline

    Yankees eyeing Diamondbacks’ Starling Marte ahead of MLB trade deadline

    In another sign that Aaron Judge may not be back that quickly, the Yankees have checked in with the Diamondbacks about Starling Marte, The Post has learned. The Yankee offense has been struggling without many of their key bats. DJ LeMahieu returned from the IL on Saturday, but the Yanks are still without Judge (calf), …
  • Yankees looking for pitching help as MLB trade deadline nears

    Yankees looking for pitching help as MLB trade deadline nears

    Making trades in a normal season is often difficult. Matching up with a team is a hurdle and figuring out the finances involved is another. However, as Monday’s trade deadline approaches, GMs and owners have to consider the effects of COVID-19. Without a minor league season there are no current reports on prospects from other …
  • Blue Jays acquire Yankees target Taijuan Walker from Mariners

    Blue Jays acquire Yankees target Taijuan Walker from Mariners

    The Blue Jays got stronger on Thursday by acquiring a player the Yankees were eyeing. Toronto acquired starting pitcher Taijuan Walker from the Mariners. Walker, 28, is off to a strong start this season, with a 4.00 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 25 innings through five starts. The Yankees rotation is already without Luis Severino …
  • Deivi Garcia, Clarke Schmidt primed for Yankees’ trade-deadline audition

    Deivi Garcia, Clarke Schmidt primed for Yankees’ trade-deadline audition

    ATLANTA — Just in time, it sure sounds like both Deivi Garcia and Clarke Schmidt could make their major league debuts this weekend in the Subway Series at Yankee Stadium. Just in time to potentially boost the Yankees’ uneven starting rotation. Just in time to give Yankees fans hope after seeing this wackadoo season turn …
  • Rays, Blue Jays plotting trade deadline splashes to push Yankees

    Rays, Blue Jays plotting trade deadline splashes to push Yankees

    The Yankees may not be the AL East favorite much longer. Sitting just half a game behind the Yankees for first place, the Rays are “being very aggressive in [trade] conversations” with the Aug. 31 deadline approaching, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Before the Subway Series was canceled because of two positive Mets’ coronavirus tests, …
  • 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 …