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 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 […]

Posted on July 10, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Currently sitting 12 games under .500 and 9.5 games out of a playoff spot, the San Diego Padres are one of the teams that’s likely to be active sellers as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches. But one player the team won’t be looking to trade is first […]

Posted on July 10, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine On the same day the Boston Red Sox traded for Arizona Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler to help reinforce their bullpen, the team learned they would be without closer Craig Kimbrel for the next three to six weeks. Kimbrel hurt his left knee during pre-game drills on Friday, […]

Posted on July 9, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Los Angeles Angels placed first baseman C.J. Cron on the 15-day DL Saturday due to a broken hand he suffered Friday night on a hit by pitch. Cron is scheduled to see a hand specialist on Monday to further determine the severity of the injury, but […]

Posted on July 9, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine It appears to be deja vu for the New York Mets all over again. A little more than two weeks ago, the Mets held their breath while both Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes, arguably the team’s two most important players, were dispatched to the hospital to investigate […]

Posted on July 9, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine After making a relatively minor move to acquire utility infielder Aaron Hill on Thursday, the Boston Red Sox pulled off a more substantial trade early Saturday morning by acquiring relief pitcher Brad Ziegler from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for prospects Luis Alejandro Basabe and Jose Almonte, […]

Posted on July 8, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Less than 48 hours after the New York Mets placed him on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury, starting pitcher Matt Harvey has decided that he will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. Harvey was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome on Thursday when he saw Dr. Robert Thompson, […]

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