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 August 2, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The New York Yankees have seen all they need to see from Sonny Gray as a starting pitcher. Yankees GM Brian Cashman announced Thursday that Gray will be moving to the bullpen. Lance Lynn, who the Yankees acquired at the trade deadline, will take his place in […]

Posted on August 2, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Johnny Cueto is officially done for the season, and he may be taking the San Francisco Giants’ playoff hopes with him. The club announced Wednesday night that Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. The surgery will keep Cueto out for the rest of 2018 and […]

Posted on July 31, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The MLB trade deadline definitely lived up to the hype this year. While big-time players like Manny Machado and Cole Hamels were dealt several days before the trade deadline, the last 24 hours have been crazy. Teams were working on deals right up until 4:00 with a […]

Posted on July 31, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After much speculation, the Tampa Bay Rays have finally pulled the trigger on a trade involving ace Chris Archer. To the surprise of many, the team getting him is the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Rays and Pirates agreed to a deal just before Tuesday’s trade deadline. In exchange for […]

Posted on July 30, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros have acquired their closer for the stretch run. Well, at least they hope they have. Monday afternoon, the Astros pulled off a major trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, acquiring closer Roberto Osuna. To get Osuna, the Astros have sent Toronto disgruntled closer Ken […]

Posted on July 28, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Milwaukee Brewers have added an impact bat for the stretch run. Late Friday night, the Brew Crew completed a trade with the Kansas City Royals for third baseman Mike Moustakas. In exchange, the Royals have received outfield prospect Brett Phillips and reliever Jorge Lopez. “We were […]

Posted on July 27, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The New York Yankees have lost the wrong player to injury at the wrong time. Outfielder Aaron Judge suffered has suffered a fractured wrist. He was hit by Royals starter Jakob Junis during the first inning of Thursday’s win. The Yankees say that surgery won’t be needed […]

Posted on July 27, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Chicago Cubs have jumped on the bandwagon of contending teams acquiring starting pitchers. Late night Thursday, the Cubs agreed to a deal with the Texas Rangers for starter Cole Hamels. The Rangers will receive pitcher Eddie Butler, minor league pitcher Rollie Lacy, and a player to be named […]

Posted on July 26, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine For the second time in a matter of days, the New York Yankees have added to their pitching staff via trade. On Tuesday, the Yankees added to their bullpen by trading for Zach Britton. On Thursday, the Bronx Bombers addressed a void in their rotation by acquiring […]

Posted on July 25, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The New York Yankees have turned one of their strengths into an even bigger strength. Tuesday night, the Yankees acquired relief pitcher Zach Britton from the Baltimore Orioles. As part of the deal, the Orioles have received three pitching prospects: Dillon Tate, Josh Rogers, and Cody Carroll. […]

Posted on July 23, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Milwaukee Brewers just saw their playoff hopes take a noticeable hit. On Monday, the club announced that starter Brent Suter has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. The injury sent him straight to the DL and will likely force Suter to undergo season-ending Tommy […]

Posted on July 22, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Washington Nationals just can’t seem to escape the injuries that have hindered them all season. What looked like a short-term injury for closer Sean Doolittle has turned into something a little more serious. A recent MRI revealed that Doolittle has a stress fracture in his foot. […]

Posted on July 21, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Oakland Athletics have made a bold move to improve their chances of making the postseason. On Saturday, the club completed a trade with the New York Mets for closer Jeurys Familia. In exchange, the Mets will receive pitcher Bobby Wahl, third base prospect William Toffey, and […]

Posted on July 20, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The all-star break has come and gone and now it’s time to get excited about the second half of the MLB season. Five of the six divisions in baseball have five games or less between first and second place, so there is all to play for in the […]

Posted on July 19, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Cleveland Indians have bolstered their bullpen in a big way for both the present and future. Thursday, the Tribe acquired relievers Brad Hand and Adam Cimber in a trade with the San Diego Padres. In exchange, the Padres have received Cleveland’s prized catching prospect Francisco Mejia. […]

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