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 February 1, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros have been a little slow to fill the vacancies in their starting rotation this winter. But they finally pulled the trigger on a move Thursday, agreeing to terms with lefty Wade Miley. The Astros and Miley have agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.5 […]

Posted on January 30, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine Few players are as eager to put the 2018 season behind them as Greg Holland. Fortunately for Holland, the Arizona Diamondbacks are giving him that opportunity. Holland and the Diamondbacks have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.5 million. There is also another $3.5 million in […]

Posted on January 29, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine While they wait for the arrival of some of their top prospects, the Toronto Blue Jays have added a player who may be able to help them in 2019. On Tuesday, the Blue Jays signed infielder Freddy Galvis. The deal is for one year and $4 million, […]

Posted on January 29, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine While most of the high-end free agent relievers are off the board, there are still plenty of quality arms available. The Texas Rangers took advantage of that fact on Monday, agreeing to terms with veteran righty Shawn Kelley. The sides agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.5 […]

Posted on January 25, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine Last year, the Oakland Athletics pieced together their starting rotation with forgotten veterans well past their prime. They appear to be taking a similar strategy with regard to their rotation for the 2019 season. On Friday, the A’s signed veteran starter Marco Estrada to a one-year deal […]

Posted on January 25, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine After a busy offseason, the New York Mets appear to be putting the finishing touches on their roster with spring training fast approaching. On Friday, the Mets reached a deal with lefty reliever Justin Wilson. The sides agreed to a two-year deal worth $10 million plus performance […]

Posted on January 24, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine The Chicago Cubs have been awfully quiet this offseason, especially for a team looking to contend in 2019. But they took a short break from their winter slumber on Thursday to add to their bullpen. The Cubs have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Brad […]

Posted on January 24, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine It’s been a rather slow free agent market this winter, but one of the bigger fish in the pond is now off the table. On Thursday, the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to sign outfielder A.J. Pollock. The deal is reportedly worth $50 million plus incentives over four […]

Posted on January 23, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine The San Francisco Giants are one of many teams that are going bargain hunting with the start of spring training less than a month away. The Giants hope they’ve found a bargain Wednesday when they signed left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz. The two sides agreed to a one-year […]

Posted on January 22, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine The Atlanta Braves made a couple big moves early in the offseason, only to follow up with a long period of inaction. However, the Braves were back at it again on Tuesday, welcoming back old friend Nick Markakis. The Braves re-signed Markakis for one year, guaranteeing him […]

Posted on January 22, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine The Texas Rangers have a big hole to fill at third base with Adrian Beltre retiring after last season. However, they appear to have found Beltre’s replacement, at least for now. On Tuesday, the Rangers agreed to a one-year contract with veteran Asdrubal Cabrera worth $3.5 million. […]

Posted on January 22, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine After several days of speculation, the Cincinnati Reds have completed a trade with the New York Yankees for starter Sonny Gray. In addition to Gray, the Reds have acquired pitching prospect Reiver Sanmartin. In exchange, the Yankees will receive second base prospect Shed Long and a competitive […]

Posted on January 18, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine Longtime Cleveland Indians closer Cody Allen has been largely overlooked this offseason in a crowded relief pitcher market. But he appears to have found a new home. Allen has reportedly reached a deal to sign with the Los Angeles Angels. The two sides agreed to a one-year […]

Posted on January 17, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine The New York Yankees are at it again, adding to an already stellar bullpen. On Thursday, the Yankees agreed to terms with reliever Adam Ottavino. The deal is worth a reported $27 million over three seasons. Ottavino figures to become just another quality setup man in what […]

Posted on January 16, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine Despite being non-tendered by the Mets earlier this offseason, infielder Wilmer Flores has landed on his feet with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Flores and the D’Backs have agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million. The contract also includes a club option of $6 million for the 2020 […]

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