Chicago Cubs: Revisiting the Jake Arrieta, Pedro Strop trade

Prior to the trade deadline two years ago, the Cubs dealt Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger to the Orioles for Pedro Strop and Jake Arrieta, which has proved to be a great Theo Epstein move. Understatement? Maybe. The Cubs drafted Scott Clevenger in the 2006 MLB Draft. Leading up to the deal, Clevenger was a steady presence in the Chicago Cubs’ farm system. The main part of...
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Revisiting the worst trade of the Dan Duquette era in Baltimore

On July 2, 2013, the Baltimore Orioles traded starting pitcher Jake Arrieta and reliever Pedro Strop to the Chicago Cubs for Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger. If you are a fan of the Baltimore Orioles, that sentence may conjure up several feelings. As I typed it, I took a few seconds to put my head down, curl up into a ball, and gently rock myself as I attempt to come to grips with...
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Matusz's eight-game suspension for foreign substance upheld

CLEVELAND -- Major League Baseball has upheld Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz's eight-game suspension for having a foreign substance on his arm during a game. The Orioles got some good news, too. They are getting back star catcher Matt Wieters on Friday after missing more than a year for elbow surgery. He was activated from the 60-day disabled list and is in the lineup against...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles recall Clevenger, designate Lavarnway for assignment

BALTIMORE (AP) The Orioles have recalled catcher Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk to serve as the backup to Caleb Joseph. Clevenger replaced Ryan Lavarnway, who was designated for assignment. Clevenger hit .352 with two homers and 14 RBIs in 27 games with Norfolk. He played in 35 games with Baltimore last year and in 118 major league games overall. The seldom-used Lavarnway...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk Clips Gwinnett Braves, 1-0

NORFOLK, VA – Despite a dominate performance from starting right-handed pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, the Gwinnett Braves (3-8) lost their sixth game in a row, a tough 1-0 loss Monday to the Norfolk Tides (8-4) in the opener of the four-game series at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Va. The lone run of the game came in the bottom of the second inning, as Foltynewicz walked Christian Walker...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles claim Ryan Lavarnway off waivers, Cubs pick up Nick Nick Kickham

The Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off of waivers from the Cubs. Lavarnway is being added by the Orioles. He will a catching option for the team who still is unsure of the status of Matt Wieters and his elbow. Lavarnway joins Steve Clevenger and Caleb Jospeh as options to start in place of Wieters if he cannot go. Lavarnway holds a career .208/.389/.370 line. Quin Berry...
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles-Cubs Preview

A healthy lead in the AL East is evidence that the Baltimore Orioles have few regrets about their recent decisions. Letting Jake Arrieta go, however, may be one of the few they've come to regret. The red-hot Orioles get their first look at the revitalized Arrieta in a Chicago Cubs uniform Friday at Wrigley Field as they attempt to match their longest win streak of the season. Needing...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles acquire Nick Hundley from Padres

getty images The Baltimore Orioles have acquired catcher Nick Hundley from the San Diego Padres. Hundley had been listed as the third catcher with the Padres but now will head to Baltimore where he will pair with Steve Clevenger to fill in behind the plate while Matt Wieters is on the disabled list. In 59 at-bats with the Padres, Hundley was hitting .271/.271/.373 with a homer and...
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles, May 15-18

The first place Baltimore Orioles come to Kansas City to take on the Royals with revenge on their minds after the Royals took two of three from the O's in Baltimore a few weeks ago. The Orioles got slugger Chris Davis back from the disabled list earlier this week to help out their offense, but they've now lost catcher Matt Wieters to the disabled list. Steve Clevenger and Caleb Joseph...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays load bases in bottom of 9th but drop series opener to Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Ryan Flaherty and Nick Markakis both drove in a run after a power outage delay in the eighth inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Tuesday night. The 19-minute delay came after a series of lights went out at Tropicana Field. The outage was soon after Steve Clevenger's one-out double off Joel Peralta (1-2) put runners on second...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Anticipation, Anxiety, and Uncertainty – The Beginning of another Season Even after two winning seasons and one playoff appearance, I still find myself full of anxiety heading into opening day.  I suppose the residual effects of fifteen years of losing.  Every year I would head into the season looking for reasons to be optimistic. Right now, there are plenty of reasons for optimism but I still find myself being tentative...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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