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 1, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine On paper, the Texas Rangers may be the biggest winners of the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. In the final hours before the deadline, the Rangers acquired outfielder Carlos Beltran, catcher Jonathan Lucroy, and reliever Jeremy Jeffress. Perhaps even more impressively, they made the moves without giving up much […]

Posted on August 1, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine For the New York Mets, it’s deja vu all over again. A year ago, minutes before the trade deadline, the Mets made a deal to acquire Yoenis Cespedes. This year, minutes before the deadline they acquired outfielder Jay Bruce from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for second […]

Posted on August 1, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a big splash just a few hours before the non-waiver trade deadline. On Monday, the Dodgers acquired pitcher Rich Hill and outfielder Josh Reddick from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for three pitching prospects: Grant Holmes, Frankie Montas, and Jharel Cotton. The […]

Posted on July 31, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce was not in the starting lineup Sunday as his team closed out a series with the San Diego Padres. He was originally in the lineup, but manager Bryan Price decided to take him out and give him the day off. The […]

Posted on July 31, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine For the second time in less than 24 hours, the Cleveland Indians have agreed made a blockbuster trade. Not long after reportedly acquiring catcher Jonathan Lucroy, the Indians have acquired relief pitcher Andrew Miller from the New York Yankees for four prospects: outfielder Clint Frazier, left-handed pitcher […]

Posted on July 31, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Cleveland Indians have reportedly reached an agreement with the Milwaukee Brewers to acquire catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Neither team has confirmed the trade, as Lucroy has to approve the deal because the Indians are one of eight teams on his no-trade list. According to Ken Rosenthal, the […]

Posted on July 30, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine It’s no secret that the Washington Nationals have been desperately seeking a closer, especially after back-to-back blown saves by Jonathan Papelbon earlier this week. On Saturday, the Nationals finally found a new closer. Washington has acquired Mark Melancon from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for lefty reliever […]

Posted on July 30, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The San Francisco Giants added an impact hitter to their lineup on Saturday, and they did so without having to make a trade. The Giants have activated outfielder Hunter Pence from the DL after he missed nearly two months of the season with a hamstring injury. To […]

Posted on July 30, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Oakland Athletics pitcher Rich Hill will not make his next scheduled start on Sunday, as he continues to have problems with a blister on the middle finger of his left hand. Hill being scratched from Sunday’s start makes a trip to the DL a distinct possibility for […]

Posted on July 29, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The New York Mets have placed center fielder Juan Lagares on the 15-day DL with a thumb injury. Lagares will require surgery to repair a partially torn ligament in his left thumb. Mets manager Terry Collins estimates he will be out of commission for six weeks. New […]

Posted on July 29, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The fire sale the San Diego Padres have been holding all summer continued Friday morning, and this time the beneficiaries were the Miami Marlins. The Marlins, desperate to add starting pitching, have acquired pitchers Andrew Cashner, Colin Rea, and Tayron Guerrero from the Padres in exchange for […]

Posted on July 29, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The San Francisco Giants added an all-star infielder to their roster late Thursday night, acquiring Eduardo Nunez in a trade with the Minnesota Twins for left-handed pitching prospect Adalberto Mejia. Nunez is having the best season of his career and was the Minnesota’s lone representative in this […]

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine He served his time and now he’s back. After serving a five-day suspension for voicing his displeasure over having to wear throwback jerseys and then cutting up those jerseys, Chris Sale will return to the mound and the Chicago White Sox clubhouse Thursday night when the team […]

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine While the Miami Marlins continue to search for pitching on the trade market, the team will add an all-star second baseman on Thursday when the team activates Dee Gordon following an 80-game suspension for PED use. The Marlins will undoubtedly be glad to have Gordon back, as he […]

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Los Angeles Angels completed their game Wednesday night against the Kansas City Royals under protest. The protest relates to a two-run error in the 7th game that tied the game at 3 runs apiece. The Royals went on to win the game 7-5. With two runners […]

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