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 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 […]

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Just a couple hours before Tuesday night’s series opener against the Washington Nationals, New York Mets’ manager Terry Collins was forced to remove third baseman David Wright from the lineup due to issues with his back related to his spinal stenosis, a chronic condition Wright was diagnosed […]

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine On Tuesday, Major League Baseball handed down punishments to 14 players or coaches who participated in Sunday’s brawl between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays that centered around an altercation between Rougned Odor and Jose Bautista. To no one’s surprise, Odor received the harshest penalty, with […]

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Major League Baseball has its first managerial casualty of the 2016 season. On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves fired manager Fredi Gonzalez. The Braves currently have the worst record in baseball at 9-28. Gonzalez was first hired by the Braves before the start of the 2011 season and […]

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards is hoping to avoid Tommy John surgery after being shut down and sent to the DL earlier this month with a partial yet significant tear of the UCL in his right elbow. In lieu of surgery, Richards is choosing to receive […]

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine A team desperate for pitching has agreed to sign a once-great pitcher who’s desperate to hang on a little longer. On Monday, the Los Angeles Angels agreed to sign Tim Lincecum, pending a physical. The Angels currently have three would-be members of their starting rotation on the […]

Posted on May 16, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine One of baseball’s best young stars may be about to shake up the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Colorado Rockies’ third baseman Nolan Arenado is mulling over his options with regard to what country he will represent, suggesting that he may opt to play for Puerto Rico, the […]

Posted on May 16, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Major League Baseball is doing more testing for performance-enhancing drugs than it ever has before, and it’s catching its fair share of cheaters, most notably reigning National League batting champion Dee Gordon. But not every player is enthralled with how the league is handling its testing and […]

Posted on May 16, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine After playing short handed for a full week, the Arizona Diamondbacks finally broke down and placed outfielder David Peralta on the DL with a wrist injury. The team’s corresponding move was to call up Michael Bourn, who was released by the Atlanta Braves earlier this year due […]

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