Mike Clevinger Signs with White Sox

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According to Ken Rosenthal, right-hander Mike Clevinger has signed a deal with the Chicago White Sox. Free-agent right-hander Mike Clevinger in agreement with White Sox, pending physical, source tells @TheAthletic. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 27, 2022 Clevinger, 31, has most recently pitched for the San Diego Padres. In 2022, he went 7-7 with a […] READ MORE


Texas Rangers Lose to Indians 9-4

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Indians 9, Rangers 4 ARLINGTON, Texas, October 1 — The Texas Rangers lost their 101st game on Friday night at Globe Life Field. This time, their opponent was the Cleveland Indians, and the final score was 9-4. With only two games left in the regular season, the Rangers are hoping to cling onto some sort […] READ MORE


Previewing the 2021 Cleveland Indians

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The Cleveland Indians are coming off a 2020 season in which they finished second place in the American League Central with a 35-25 record. The Indians did make the postseason last year, squaring off against the New York Yankees, but ended up being swept in that series. Last season, the biggest storyline was the lack […] READ MORE


Deep Dive on Roberto Perez and Austin Hedges

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Cleveland Indians Catching Tandem of Roberto Perez and Austin Hedges After acquiring Austin Hedges in this week’s Mike Clevinger blockbuster trade, the Cleveland Indians have a very solid defensive duo behind the dish. Roberto Perez was already a defensive-first catcher. Now, Hedges helps to compliment him in that regard. More on that later. When it […] READ MORE


Mike Clevinger Traded to the San Diego Padres

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Mike Clevinger Heads to San Diego The San Diego Padres continued their buying spree at this year’s trade deadline Monday. It was announced that the team acquired Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger. First with the news was Robert Murray on Twitter. BREAKING: Padres acquire Mike Clevinger. — Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) August 31, 2020 This […] READ MORE


Gold Glove Finalists: Catcher

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Major League Baseball has announced the Gold Glove finalists at each position. There are some intriguing options to choose from at all positions in each league, as well as some slam dunk picks. The field has been narrowed down to three for each position, but it needs to be narrowed down to one in the […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 51: The Future of Baseball

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ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian wrote an article about how baseball may look in the year 2037 and Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen have something to say about it. Do they think the future of baseball looks bright and sunny? Or dark and dismal? There was also a home plate collision the other night as Anthony Rizzo of […] READ MORE


Padres Sweep of Cubs Gives Fans a 2017 Highlight

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This season is not about wins and losses for the San Diego Padres. Obviously, the team and fans want to win every time out. That goes without saying. Supporters can lament that the club is eleven games out of the second wild card slot and that they are at bottom of the NL West. The […] READ MORE



San Diego Padres 2017 Season Preview

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The San Diego Padres are in the middle of a rebuild. In 2015, they went all out and acquired older, veteran talent they believed could win the division. That plan did not work very well, as they finished seven games below .500 and fourth in the NL West. A.J. Preller, the general manager, then decided […] READ MORE