Jones, Maddux, Morris consider Bonds, Clemens for Hall Report: Mike Clevinger agrees to 1-year deal with White Sox


COOPERSTOUN, New York. Hall of Famers Chipper Jones, Greg Maddux, Jack Morris and Ryan Sandberg are among the 16 members of the modern baseball era committee that will meet to discuss the fate of Cooperstown in an eight-man ballot that includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Rafael Palmeiro.

Hall of Famers Lee Smith, Frank Thomas and Alan Trammell are also part of the group that will meet in San Diego before the Winter Meetings.

They will be joined by former Toronto General Manager Paul Beeston, former Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs executive Theo Epstein, Anaheim Angels owner Arte Moreno, Miami Marlins general manager Kim Ng, Minnesota Twins president Dave St. Peter, and Chicago White Sox executive vice president. Ken. Williams.

The committee includes three members of the media/historians: longtime statistical analyst Steve Herdt of Stats Perform, La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Neil and Slusser are former presidents of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Hall Chairman Jane Forbes Clarke will serve as non-voting chairman of the committee.

Also on the ballot are Albert Belle, Don Mattingly, Fred McGriff, Dale Murphy and Kurt Schilling. The committee considers candidates whose careers began mostly in 1980. A candidate needs to garner 75% of the vote to be elected, and anyone who does so will be inducted on July 23 along with everyone who was selected in the BBWAA vote announced on January 24.

Bonds, Clemens and Schilling all failed in their 10th and final appearance on the BBWAA ballot in January. Bonds received 260 of 394 votes (66%), Clemens 257 (65.2%) and Schilling 231 (58.6%).

Palmeiro was removed from the BBWAA ballot after receiving 25 votes (4.4%) in his fourth appearance in 2014, below the 5% minimum required to stay. Its maximum was 72 votes (12.6%) in 2012.

Bonds denied knowingly doping, while Clemens claims he never did dope. Palmeiro was suspended for 10 days in August 2005 after testing positive in a major league drug program just over two weeks after receiving his 3,000th hit.

A seven-time NL MVP, Bonds set a career high with 762 home runs and a season high with 73 in 2001. A seven-time Cy Young Award winner, Clemens won 354-184 with a 3.12 ERA and 4,672 strikeouts, finishing third behind Nolan. Ryan (5714) and Randy Johnson (4875). Palmeiro had 3,020 hits and 568 homers.

Schilling lost 16 votes, gaining 285 (71.1%) in 2021. Support plummeted after hateful remarks he made in retirement against Muslims, transgender people, reporters and others.

McGriff received 169 votes (39.8%) in his final year on the BBWAA ballot in 2019. Murphy appeared on the BBWAA ballot 15 times and received a maximum of 116 votes (23.2%) in 2000. Mattingly received a maximum of 145 votes (28.2%). %) in the first of 15 appearances on the BBWAA ballot in 2001, and Belle appeared on two BBWAA ballots, receiving 40 votes (7.7%) in 2006 and 19 (3.5%) in 2007.

Players on the Major League Baseball ineligible list cannot be considered, and this rule excludes Pete Rose.

This year’s BBWAA Bulletin includes Carlos Beltran, John Lackey and Jared Weaver among 14 newcomers, with Scott Rolen, Todd Helton and Billy Wagner among the remainder.

CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox bolstered their rotation by signing the right-hander to a one-year contract. Mike ClevingerThis was reported to the Associated Press by a source familiar with the agreement.

The man spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was subject to a successful physical examination.

The 31-year-old Clevinger went 7-7 with a 4.33 ERA in 23 games, including 22 starts, for San Diego this year. He missed the 2021 season due to Tommy John surgery.

Chicago is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2022 season when it went 81-81 and finished 11 games behind amazing AL Central champion Cleveland. Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa resigned in October and Pedro Grifol was hired on November 1.

The White Sox got a big boost from Johnny Cueto this year, but the 36-year-old right-hander is a free agent after going 8-10 with a 3.35 ERA in 25 games. Clevinger enters a rotation likely to include Dylan Stop, Lance Lynn, Lucas Giolito as well as Michael Kopech.

The move brings the 6-foot-4 Clevinger back to the AL Central after making his major league debut with Cleveland in 2016. He went 42-22 with a 3.20 ERA in four-plus seasons with Cleveland before being traded to San Diego. in a multiplayer deal in August 2020.

Clevinger was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the fourth round of the 2011 amateur draft. In 2014, he was traded to Cleveland.

Clevinger is 51-30 with a 3.39 ERA in 128 career major league games. He also has 694 strikeouts in 656 2/3 innings.