All posts by: Bryan Zarpentine

About Bryan Zarpentine

Contact: bzarp2@gmail.com

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.

Posted on November 11, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Los Angeles Angels have a long way to go to catch up in a division that includes the world champion Houston Astros. The Angels could stand to improve in a number of areas, but after finishing in the bottom third of the American League in runs […]

Posted on November 10, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The biggest baseball star in Japan, Shohei Otani, is one step closer to playing in the big leagues. According to reports out of Japan, Otani’s team, the Nippon-Ham Fighters, have decided to fulfill his wish and make him available to major league teams through the posting system. Things […]

Posted on November 10, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Miami Marlins are set to undergo a lot of changes under a new ownership group. But the manager’s job won’t be one of them. The team confirmed Thursday night that Don Mattingly will return in 2018 for what will be his third season with the team. […]

Posted on November 9, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine There may already be a favorite in the sweepstakes to trade for Giancarlo Stanton this winter, and it’s the St. Louis Cardinals. There have already been reports confirming that the Miami Marlins intend to trade Stanton. Several teams have already been identified as potential suitors, with several […]

Posted on November 9, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine There is little debate that Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder J.D. Martinez is the best hitter on the free-agent market this winter. He’s coming off an outstanding season, hitting .303 with 45 home runs, posting an OPS of 1.066. With Scott Boras now serving as his agent and Martinez […]

Posted on November 8, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Baltimore Orioles fell short of a playoff spot in 2017, and the biggest reason why is undoubtedly their starting rotation. Baltimore’s rotation had the worst ERA in baseball in 2017. As a result, remaking their starting rotation will be their top priority this winter. According to […]

Posted on November 8, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Major League Baseball’s award season is in full following Tuesday’s announcement of the 2017 Gold Glove Awards. This year’s winners included an interesting combination of first-time winners and those who have consistently won the award. There are six players who won the first Gold Glove of their […]

Posted on November 7, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The baseball world is in mourning following the passing Tuesday of two-time Cy Young Award winning pitcher Roy Halladay. Halladay died when his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico roughly 10 miles off the coast of St. Petersburg, Florida. He was 40 years old. Pasco County […]

Posted on November 6, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Monday’s deadline for major league teams to issue qualifying offers to free agents has come and gone. In total, nine players received an offer of $17.4 million to stay with their team for one more year. Most players will decline the offer and hit the open market, […]

Posted on November 6, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Last winter, the market for closers in baseball was the most lucrative it had ever been. Greg Holland is betting on that being the case again this offseason. Holland has decided not to exercise his $15 million option to stay with the Colorado Rockies in 2018. Instead, […]

Posted on November 5, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Andre Ethier is the latest outfielder to hit the free agent market. The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Sunday night that they have declined Ethier’s option for the 2018 season. The Dodgers will pay him a $2.5 million buyout rather than invite him back to Los Angeles next […]

Posted on November 5, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The San Francisco Giants are getting four more years of Johnny Cueto. The 31-year old starting pitcher had the right to opt-out of the six-year, $130 million deal he signed with the Giants prior to the 2016 season. However, he has decided to forgo that option and […]

Posted on November 4, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The World Series may have just ended, but it’s never too soon to start thinking about next year. Sportsbooks have already listed their betting favorites for the 2018 World Series. Of course, there will be plenty of offseason transactions over the course of the winter, so things […]

Posted on November 4, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Less than 48 hours into the baseball offseason, the New York Yankees are breathing a sigh of relief. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has decided not to opt out of contract and become a free agent. Instead, he will stay with the Yankees, who will pay him $67 […]

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