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 15, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller may have just hit rock bottom in what has been a nightmare of a season. The Diamondbacks announced Thursday night that Miller will not be with the team when they begin the second half of their season on Friday, as he has […]

Posted on July 15, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Boston Red Sox pulled off the biggest move of the trade season thus far on Thursday, acquiring left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza. Many considered Pomeranz to be the best pitcher who may be available in […]

Posted on July 14, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine With a little more than two weeks until the non-waiver trade deadline, teams all across baseball are gearing up for one of the busiest times of year for front office people. Most teams seem to know where they stand, except that is, for the New York Yankees, […]

Posted on July 14, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Toronto Blue Jays slugger and free agent to be Edwin Encarnacion is not interested in signing, or even talking about, a contract extension during the season, according to recent reports. His agent, Paul Kinzer, says Encarnacion intends to let the season play out and then hit the […]

Posted on July 13, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday that starting pitcher Yu Darvish will be activated from the DL this weekend and pitch Saturday against the Chicago Cubs. Darvish has been on the DL since June 13, days after being removed from a game complaining of neck and shoulder discomfort. […]

Posted on July 13, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine When the Atlanta Braves fired Fredi Gonzalez earlier this season, it left Major League Baseball without any Latino managers, despite the vast presence of Latin American players, including many star players, throughout the game. While speaking to the Baseball Writers Association of America on Tuesday, MLB Commissioner […]

Posted on July 13, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine A pair of teammates from the reigning world champion Kansas City Royals were at the forefront of making sure the American League remained champions of the All-Star Game. Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was named All-Star Game MVP, while Royals catcher Salvador Perez also played a key […]

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Just a couple days after San Diego Padres ownership insinuated that the team was not looking to trade first baseman Will Myers but would be willing to listen to offers for starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz, reports have surfaced linking the southpaw with the Texas Rangers. According to […]

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine In the lead up to this year’s Home Run Derby, there was a lot of talk about pitchers wanting to take part in the event. Most of that talk was coming from San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, who is considered by most to be the best […]

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is having a down year, at least by his standards. Despite hitting 20 home runs, he’s batting just .233, and for the first time since 2013, he was not named to the All-Star Team. However, Stanton did receive an invitation to participate […]

Posted on July 11, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Clayton Kershaw threw off a mound on Sunday for the first time since his June 26 start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. For the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kershaw’s bullpen session was a sight for sore eyes after their ace received an epidural injection on June 29 to address […]

Posted on July 11, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The baseball stars of the future were on display Sunday night in the annual Futures Game, and the brightest star of all was Boston Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada, who was named the game’s MVP. Playing for the World Team, Moncada went 2 for 5, including a […]

Posted on July 10, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Cleveland Indians may soon add an x-factor capable of altering the hierarchy in the American League. Outfielder Michael Brantley is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday and could be ready to return to the Indians after a week or so of playing […]

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