All posts by: Bryan Zarpentine

About Bryan Zarpentine

Bryan Zarpentine is a freelance writer and editor who has covered sports for a variety of sites all over the Internet for the better part of a decade. He is a graduate of Syracuse University who has a great passion for both writing and sports. Contact: bzarp2@gmail.com Twitter: @BZarp

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Toronto Blue Jays have bolstered their outfield by acquiring Melvin Upton Jr. from the San Diego Padres. The trade was confirmed Tuesday morning, with the Padres receiving pitching prospect Hansel Rodriguez in return for Upton. San Diego will pay $5 million of the roughly $22 million […]

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez has had to adjust to diminished playing time as of late, sitting out against right-handed starting pitchers. But he’s now looking down the barrel of a full week or more out of the action, as the Yankees say he will […]

Posted on July 25, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine After much speculation, multiple sources have confirmed that the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees have agreed to a trade involving closer Aroldis Chapman. The Cubs will acquire Chapman from the Yankees in exchange for four minor leaguers: shortstop Gleyber Torres, pitcher Adam Warren, outfielder Billy McKinney, and outfielder […]

Posted on July 25, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine With one week to go until the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline, one of the biggest names available in terms of position players is Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Several teams have inquired about Lucroy’s availability, as he is a potential difference maker for any contending team. One […]

Posted on July 25, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The player who many believe is the top prospect in all of baseball is coming to the big leagues. The Houston Astros announced Sunday that shortstop prospect Alex Bregman is being promoted and will make his major league debut Monday when the team hosts the New York Yankees. […]

Posted on July 24, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The playoff hopes for the Miami Marlins have taken a meaningful hit. The Marlins placed starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen on the 15-day DL Sunday with what the team is calling an elbow sprain. Chen last pitched Wednesday, allowing four runs on 11 hits over 5.1 innings in […]

Posted on July 24, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine It didn’t take long for the Chicago White Sox to conduct an investigation and hand down a punishment following Saturday’s incident involving starting pitcher Chris Sale. Chicago’s ace has been suspended by the team for five days after an incident before Saturday’s game against the Detroit Tigers […]

Posted on July 24, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Chicago White Sox scratched ace Chris Sale from his scheduled start Saturday night against the Detroit Tigers following a pre-game clubhouse incident. The incident comes amidst trade rumors surrounding Sale that are reportedly picking up steam; however, reports indicate the incident revolved around the team’s uniforms. […]

Posted on July 23, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine On the eve of their entrance into baseball’s Hall of Fame, both Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. have voiced their support for a player who may one day join them in Cooperstown: Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. Piazza was perhaps less enthusiastic than Griffey, […]

Posted on July 23, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The 80-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug is over for Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello. However, Colabello will not be returning to Toronto right now. The Blue Jays have decided to keep Colabello in the minors following the end of his suspension. […]

Posted on July 23, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Chicago Cubs have endured a slump for much of the past month, but they received a big boost Friday night with the return of outfielder Dexter Fowler. After missing more than a month of action with a hamstring injury, Fowler returned from the DL with a […]

Posted on July 22, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine In contrast to reports that came out Thursday that the Chicago White Sox were unwilling to listen to trade offers for starting pitcher Chris Sale, new reports surfaced on Friday indicating that the team was fielding calls for their ace and at least listening to what other […]

Posted on July 22, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Clay Buchholz believes his time with the Boston Red Sox may soon be coming to an end. Buchholz threw a scoreless inning for the Red Sox Thursday night in what was his first appearance since July 2. That previous appearance was his last as a starter before […]

Posted July 22, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine All eyes are on the New York Yankees with the non-waiver trade deadline less than two weeks away to see if the Bronx Bombers will actually become sellers. If the Yankees do end up being sellers, players like Carlos Beltran and Aroldis Chapman are likely to be sent […]

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