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 4, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine After rough outings in each of his last five starts, the Philadelphia Phillies have decided to skip Aaron Nola’s next start. Nola will not pitch on Thursday as scheduled, meaning he will not pitch again until after the all-star break. The Phillies are hopeful that the extra […]

Posted on July 4, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine It seems with each passing day the New York Yankees are more and more likely to find themselves out of contention the second half of the season, actually making them sellers at the trade deadline. If that ends up being the case, Carlos Beltran will be one […]

Posted on July 3, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine It appears that Stephen Strasburg’s stint on the DL will end up being relatively brief. Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker announced Saturday night that Strasburg will be activated from the DL on Sunday and start the team’s series finale against the Cincinnati Reds. The Nationals put Strasburg […]

Posted on July 3, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Nick Swisher is putting his family ahead of a possible return to the big leagues, at least for now. Swisher was playing with the triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, hopeful to get another chance with the Bronx Bombers this season after being released by the […]

Posted on July 3, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine All good things must come to an end, and on Saturday the longest winning streak in Major League Baseball this season came to an end. After 14 straight wins, the Cleveland Indians had their streak snapped in a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. A call at […]

Posted on July 2, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Through a series of trades over the past two years, the Atlanta Braves have built one of the strongest farm systems in all of baseball. Now that farm system is about to get even better, as the Braves have signed shortstop Kevin Maitan, who is considered by […]

Posted on July 2, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine New York Mets third baseman David Wright spoke to reporters on Friday for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair what Wright described as a “significant disk rupture” in his neck. Wright, speaking with a bandage on the front of his neck, said a return to […]

Posted on July 2, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine A starting rotation in desperate need of help is about to get some. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2015, Brandon McCarthy is ready to make his return to the big leagues and hopefully provide a much-needed lift for the Los Angeles rotation. The Dodgers announced […]

Posted on June 1, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Reports surfacing Friday indicate that Major League Baseball has banned the Boston Red Sox from signing any international free agents during the 2016-17 signing period. MLB has also voided the contracts of five players the Red Sox signed during last year’s signing period. The penalties come following […]

Posted on July 1, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine There’s officially one month until the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. One of the biggest names that could be on the move in the next month is Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce. That is particularly true after reports surfaced Thursday indicating that Bruce would be willing to waive […]

Posted on June 30, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed left-handed ace Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day DL with a back injury. Earlier this week, the team admitted that Kershaw has been dealing with soreness in his lower back they described as an “off-and-on issue” that had been around for at […]

Posted on June 30, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine After originally denying reports that he was pitching with a bone spur in his elbow, New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard cleared the air with reporters Wednesday. Syndergaard admitted that he lied when asked about the bone spur earlier in the week, but says that the injury […]

Posted on June 30, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine A couple of weeks ago, the race atop the AL Central division was tight and competitive, with four teams separated by just a few games. However, all that has been changed by the Cleveland Indians, who have become the hottest team in baseball. On Wednesday, the Indians […]

Posted on June 29, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The injuries just keep on coming for the reigning World Series champion Kansas City Royals. Less than a week after getting Alex Gordon back from the DL, the Royals placed center fielder Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day DL Wednesday with a hamstring strain. Cain hurt his hamstring […]

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