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: Twitter: @BZarp

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine In almost any other profession, Toronto Blue Jays’ manager John Gibbons would be considered a part-time employee. Unlike his players, Gibbons is not sticking around for all nine innings, as he was ejected from Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, his third ejection in the last week. […]

Posted on May 22, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine A perfectly crass idea related to the punch Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor threw at Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista last week has been cancelled. A memorabilia store had scheduled an event for June 4, during which Odor would sign photographs of his now infamous […]

Posted on May 22, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine On Saturday, first baseman Lucas Duda was scratched from the New York Mets’ lineup for the third time in the last five games with back issues. Duda will also be absent from the team’s starting lineup on Sunday, as the Mets go for the sweep of the […]

Posted on May 22, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine As if the Tampa Bay Rays haven’t had enough trouble scoring runs this season (they are currently tied for 10th in the American League in runs scored), they will now have to try scoring runs without the services of Kevin Kiermaier, who has started all but three […]

Posted on May 22, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Chicago Cubs’ right fielder Jason Heyward made one of the most amazing catches of the 2016 season Friday night in San Francisco during his team’s 8-1 win over the Giants. But that catch could come at a price, as Heyward was hurt on the play and expected […]

Posted on May 21, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The firing of manager Fredi Gonzalez by the Atlanta Braves earlier this week means there are now no Hispanic managers in the big leagues. In the aftermath of the Gonzalez firing, Joey Cora, a former big league player who aspires to be a major league manager one […]

Posted on May 21, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine During this week’s MLB Owner’s Meetings, the competition committee discussed several possible rules changes, including those involving baseball’s strike zone. After the competition committee agreed on the changes, it’s possible for them to be implemented as early as next season. There are two significant changes afoot. The […]

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine An already disappointing season for the Oakland Athletics took another downward turn Thursday night, as outfielder Josh Reddick broke his thumb. Reddick fractured his left thumb sliding head first into second base while stealing the bag during Thursday’s loss to the New York Yankees. Initial reports are […]

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The wins just won’t stop coming for Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale. Thursday night, Sale pitched a complete game in Chicago’s 2-1 win over the Houston Astros, improving to 9-0 on the season and making a little bit of history. With the win, Sale becomes the […]

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine A season that has not gone as expected for New York Mets’ ace Matt Harvey hit a new low Thursday night, as Harvey lasted just 2.2 innings against the Washington  Nationals, the shortest outing of his career. After the game, Mets’ manager Terry Collins intimated that the […]

Posted on May 19, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Wednesday was not a great day in the life of Bartolo Colon. First, the New York Post dropped a bombshell that the 42-year old pitcher is being sued for child support by a woman who is not his wife of 21 years. Then he took the mound […]

Posted on May 19, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Despite being tied, albeit a six-way tie, for the American League lead in saves this year, Shawn Tolleson will no longer closing games for the Texas Rangers. Texas manager Jeff Banister announced before Wednesday’s game with the Oakland A’s that the team is making a change in […]

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Improving the pace of play has been on of the top priorities of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred ever since he took office in January 2015. He has tried to take measures to shorten the length of games, but nine-inning games in baseball are seven minutes longer than […]

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