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 January 14, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine It’s been a quiet offseason for the San Francisco Giants. But they finally made a little bit of noise on Monday, re-signing left-handed starter Derek Holland. The sides agreed to a one-year deal with a base salary of $6.5 million. There is also a club option for […]

Posted on January 11, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine In need of a catcher, the Los Angeles Dodgers are turning to a familiar face. On Friday, Los Angeles acquired Russell Martin in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. In exchange, the Blue Jays will receive pitching prospect Andrew Sopko and shortstop prospect Ronny Brito. Toronto […]

Posted on January 11, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine If nothing else, the New York Yankees aren’t going to be short-handed on the infield this season. On Friday, the Bronx Bombers added to an already impressive set of infielders by agreeing to terms with free agent second baseman D.J. LeMahieu. The deal is reportedly worth $24 […]

Posted on January 11, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine It’s already been a busy offseason for the New York Mets, and it doesn’t seem like they’re done yet. On Thursday, the Mets agreed to sign infielder Jed Lowrie to a two-year deal worth $20 million. Lowrie, a former client of new Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen, […]

Posted on January 10, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine With the likes of Yasmani Grandal and Wilson Ramos off the market, the catcher market is starting to dry up. As it stands, the only marquee backstop out there is Miami’s J.T. Realmuto. The Marlins appear intent on trading Realmuto before the start of spring training. Recent […]

Posted on January 10, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine As they prepare to move on without Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals have had a rather busy offseason. That continued on Thursday when the club agreed to terms with second baseman Brian Dozier. The Nationals and Dozier have agreed to a one-year deal worth $9 million, although […]

Posted on January 10, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine Yasmani Grandal, who most considered the top catcher on the free agent market this winter, has found a new home. The longtime Dodgers has reportedly reached an agreement with the Milwaukee Brewers. The sides have agreed to a one-year deal worth $18.25 million, which is far less […]

Posted on January 9, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine In many ways, the Texas Rangers are starting from scratch in 2019. One of the silver linings of that is the ability to take chances on players who are low risk but high reward. On Wednesday, the Rangers did just that, agreeing to terms with starting pitcher […]

Posted on January 7, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine Rather quietly, the Chicago White Sox have had an active and productive offseason. They continued that on Monday with the addition of relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera. The White Sox and Herrera have agreed to a two-year deal worth $18 million. There is also a vesting option for […]

Posted on January 6, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine The Cleveland Indians have spent most of this offseason trading away players to save money. However, they finally appear ready to start adding for the 2019 campaign. On Sunday, the Tribe acquired catcher Kevin Plawecki in a trade with the New York Mets. As part of the […]

Posted on January 6, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine After having one of the best bullpens in baseball last season, the New York Yankees are trying to get the band back together in 2019. The team took a big step toward that late Saturday night, agreeing to re-sign lefty Zach Britton. The deal is reportedly worth […]

Posted on January 5, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine One word that describes the New York Mets this offseason is proactive. That continued on Saturday when they pulled off a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers, acquiring center fielder Keon Broxton. In exchange, the Brewers have received reliever Bobby Wahl, minor league pitcher Adam Hill, and minor […]

Posted on January 3, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The holiday lull of the MLB hot stove appears to be behind us, and the Philadelphia Phillies have been the first to act. On Thursday, the Phils addressed their need in the bullpen by agreeing to a deal with reliever David Robertson. The sides agreed to a […]

Posted on January 2, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Less than a month after being released by the Toronto Blue Jays, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has landed on his feet. According to multiple reports, Tulowitzki has agreed to sign with the New York Yankees. Of course, what, if any, his role will be for the 2019 Bronx […]

Posted on January 1, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The MLB offseason is far from over, but there have been enough big moves made to shake up the hierarchy just a little. With today being New Year’s Day, it seems pertinent to take a look at the teams that are poised to chase a championship in […]

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