Pirates finally trade Andrew McCutchen to end an era

The Pirates lifer is heading west. Andrew McCutchen was traded to the Giants on Monday, according to The Athletic, with the deal contingent on a review of his medical records. The return from San Francisco was not immediately known. The Pirates moved McCutchen to the edge of the trading block

A guide for MLB free agents to thaw out the spending freeze

Major League Baseball, land of (relative) opportunity and parity, should be thankful The Post has to reach for an NBA analogy to aptly describe this current Hot Stove league: The owners are the Warriors of recent vintage, and the players are everyone else. Good grief, what a nuclear winter for

MLB coach dealt another unthinkable tragedy

Former MLB coach Rich Donnelly lost another child late Sunday, when his son, Michael, died after he was struck by a car while trying to save a stranded driver in Dallas, according to police. Michael, 38, and Lyndsee Longoria, 26, pulled over their vehicles to help a stranded driver

MLB agent caught allegedly filming players in shower

An agent for numerous minor and Major League Baseball players has been fired by his agency and has been suspended by the players’ union for allegedly filming his clients while they were taking showers. Jason Wood, who was the president of baseball at Career Sports Entertainment, has been let

Proof that ancient, disgraced baseball legend wants a comeback

What message will Rafael Palmeiro have for his doubters? A finger wag, of course. The four-time All-Star, whose career was forever tainted by his testing positive for a steroid after making a grand show at a Congressional hearing that he had never been a user, is trying to make

Mike Trout’s weather obsession is absorbing his marriage

Mike Trout might not belong in Los Angeles for a reason that has nothing to do with baseball. The Angels superstar has made his affinity for the weather known in recent years, striking up a relationship with meteorologist Jim Cantore and posting videos and messages about a variety of

MLB champion Astros will visit the White House

The Astros confirmed they have been invited to the White House and will make the trip. The team still is figuring out the details of its visit with President Donald Trump, who has played a part in casting unprecedented attention over whether a championship team visits or not since

ESPN wants Alex Rodriguez to replace Aaron Boone

ESPN appears to be treating Alex Rodriguez as a free agent. The network is attempting to coax the former Yankees slugger and current MLB analyst away from his role at Fox Sports, according to a Sporting News report. Rodriguez has become a staple of Fox’s MLB coverage since making

Have these megadeals scared MLB into hot-stove freeze?

The favorite pastime involving the national pastime has become examining why the free-agent market has moved so slowly. Early this offseason the traffic jam was often blamed on so many teams being distracted by coaching/managing changes and/or the availability of Shohei Ohtani (through the posting system) and Giancarlo Stanton

Astros coach nearly died at the World Series parade

Astros first-base coach Rich Dauer nearly died at the team’s World Series championship parade in Houston in November. Dauer, 65, had slipped and hit his head on a wet floor the night before the Astros celebrated their seven-game World Series win against the Dodgers. While Dauer and the Astros

What we hated too much (or not enough) in baseball this year

Happy holidays! And really, what would a holiday season be without our annual edition of “Overrated and Over-hated”? Here, we embrace life’s gray areas. We acknowledge that our species often gets overly worked up about various issues, and that in reality, many people and issues get either too much

MLB accused of hiding exec’s misdeeds for years as billions poured in

Three strikes, you’re not out. Bob Bowman, a top executive for Major League Baseball, left his position last month with a slew of bombshell allegations surrounding him, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Bowman, the architect of MLB Advanced Media, has a long history of accusations that MLB allegedly

Dominican cops assaulted, robbed me: MLB star

Mariners shortstop Jean Segura said he was beaten and robbed by police in his native Dominican Republic in an Instagram post Thursday. “The [police] stopped me with rifles, hit me, threw me to the ground and take away my belongings, smash my car like we’re delinquents,” Segura said, as

Derek Jeter the source of ESPN host-MLB commissioner friction

Derek Jeter may want to avoid Dan Le Batard’s show. Rob Manfred just wishes he had. The MLB commissioner was a guest on the ESPN Radio show, which is based out of Miami, and was lambasted by Le Batard for allowing Jeter to buy the Marlins and then trade

Tim Lincecum is now jacked and attempting MLB comeback

Tiny Tim is no more. Former Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum resurfaced on social media Tuesday after mysteriously disappearing. The two-time Cy Young award winner seemed to hint where he’s been hiding for over a year as he prepares for a potential comeback to baseball — in the gym. Lincecum, 33,

Rays trade Evan Longoria to Giants in MLB blockbuster

The Giants finally made their huge offseason splash. After missing out on Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani, the team acquired Rays slugging third baseman Evan Longoria on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. The Giants sent infielder Christian Arroyo, veteran outfielder Denard Span and minor league pitchers Matt Krook and

Tears, anger, Marlins Man: Derek Jeter’s town hall was a debacle

Derek Jeter’s coming-out party with his Marlins fanbase Tuesday night was more like an intervention. The new co-owner met with a group of mainly disgruntled fans for a town hall-style gathering at Marlins Park and, for nearly 90 minutes, answered questions about the current state of the franchise. Jeter’s

Marlins players looking to flee Derek Jeter

Cutting the payroll to the Marlins new ownership’s desired level has appeared to turn two of the most talented players remaining against them. Outfielder Christian Yelich became the latest young star to express unhappiness with co-owner Derek Jeter’s organization, according to an ESPN report Monday, after the 26-year-old watched

Carlos Santana deal proves MLB players union made right call

This baseball offseason has provided so many distractions and diversions that we’ve neglected one of the hottest topics of recent winters. Thanks to multiple manager searches and the sagas of the Braves, Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton, the qualifying offer has been more forgotten than George Clooney’s portrayal of

Stanton, Jeter and everyone else: MLB winners and losers

One enormous news conference. A few trades of note. A flurry of contracts for setup men. So much more work to be done. Yet the Winter Meetings still projected a big-event feel, which is what occurs when you hold the industry’s biggest get-together of the year. The offseason has miles

MLB investigating if spurned team leaked Shohei Ohtani info

Major League Baseball is investigating if Shohei Ohtani’s questionable medical report leaking shortly after he selected a team — and rejected 29 — is merely a coincidence. On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated reported that the “Babe Ruth of Japan” had received platelet-rich plasma injection on his right, pitching elbow. Shortly

Brains killed the Winter Meetings

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Winter Meetings were killed by smart guys. Date of death, December 2017. Send money to Scott Boras in lieu of flowers. Many reasons coalesced to create the least active meetings perhaps ever — the methodical Boras having five of the biggest players in

Jose Canseco’s bizarre rant: Women only accuse ugly men

Jose Canseco and Twitter usually don’t mix well, though his rant Tuesday on the wave of sexual assault accusations filed recently against high-profile men crossed a dangerous line. Canseco launched a social media firestorm when he initially suggested there is a double standard with women calling out men they

Beloved ump leaving baseball over repeat concussions

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — As a big league umpire, Dale Scott saw maybe 1 million pitches from the field. His final call, it turned out, was the easiest of all. Rather than risk yet another concussion, Scott has decided to retire at 58. “I’m done,” he told The Associated

Predicting the next shock in MLB’s offseason of them

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The offseason officially began at 11:58 p.m. Nov. 1, when Jose Altuve flipped to Yuli Gurriel to retire Corey Seager and unleash a celebration of the Astros’ first World Series title. But forget official. The offseason really could not begin until the issues surrounding

Angels stunningly win the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes

The Babe Ruth of Japan is headed West. Shohei Ohtani chose the Angels over the favored Mariners and five other competitors that had the opportunity to sit down with the Japanese slugger/pitcher. “This morning, after a thorough, detailed process, Shohei Ohtani has decided to sign with the Los Angeles Angels,”

Giants GM fills Jeter’s silence: Potential Stanton trade on table

SAN FRANCISCO — Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed on San Francisco’s flagship radio station KNBR that the club has reached the parameters of a potential trade for Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton. A report from NBC Sports Bay Area said the Giants expect a decision by Stanton by week’s

Rafael Palmeiro, 53, wants MLB chance to prove PED innocence

Rafael Palmeiro is nine years older than Aaron Boone, but he’s ready to come back to the big leagues. Not as a manager or a coach, but as a 53-year-old player. Palmeiro told The Athletic he believes he can still play in the majors, despite not standing in a batter’s

Two Shohei Ohtani finalists expand their wallets

MINNEAPOLIS — The Mariners and Angels each have acquired $1 million in international bonus pool money from the Twins, aiding their pursuit of Japanese outfielder and pitcher Shohei Ohtani. The teams announced the deals Wednesday night. Seattle sent minor league catcher David Banuelos to Minnesota, while the Angels traded