16Jul 2016
Chicago Cubs Anthony Rizzo

Posted on July 16, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Before the Chicago Cubs got the second half of their season underway on Friday, all-star first baseman Anthony Rizzo had a few things he wanted to get off his chest. Rizzo verbally attacked the media over their negativity and sense of panic over the Cubs struggles heading […]

16Jul 2016
Yulieski Gurriel

Posted on July 16, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros have reportedly agreed to sign Cuban free agent Yulieski Gourriel. The team has scheduled a press conference for Saturday afternoon to formally announce the deal, which is reportedly a five-year contract worth $47.5 million. Major League Baseball declared Gourriel a free agent last month […]

15Jul 2016

Posted on July 15, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Chicago White Sox will promote right-handed pitcher Carson Fulmer, the team’s top prospect, prior to getting the second half of the season underway Friday night against the Lost Angeles Angels. The team has not confirmed the news, but reports indicate Fulmer will be promoted Friday and […]

15Jul 2016
Arizona Diamondbacks Shelby Miller

Posted on July 15, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller may have just hit rock bottom in what has been a nightmare of a season. The Diamondbacks announced Thursday night that Miller will not be with the team when they begin the second half of their season on Friday, as he has […]

15Jul 2016
San Diego Padres Drew Pomeranz

Posted on July 15, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Boston Red Sox pulled off the biggest move of the trade season thus far on Thursday, acquiring left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza. Many considered Pomeranz to be the best pitcher who may be available in […]

14Jul 2016
New York Yankees

Posted on July 14, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine With a little more than two weeks until the non-waiver trade deadline, teams all across baseball are gearing up for one of the busiest times of year for front office people. Most teams seem to know where they stand, except that is, for the New York Yankees, […]

14Jul 2016
Pittsburgh Pirates Gerrit Cole

Posted on July 14, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced their starters for this weekend’s series against the Washington Nationals, and included on that schedule is Gerrit Cole, who will make his return from the DL on Saturday. Cole went to the DL on June 10 because of a strained triceps muscle […]

14Jul 2016
Toronto Blue Jays Edwin Encarnacion

Posted on July 14, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Toronto Blue Jays slugger and free agent to be Edwin Encarnacion is not interested in signing, or even talking about, a contract extension during the season, according to recent reports. His agent, Paul Kinzer, says Encarnacion intends to let the season play out and then hit the […]

13Jul 2016
Texas Rangers Yu Darvish

Posted on July 13, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday that starting pitcher Yu Darvish will be activated from the DL this weekend and pitch Saturday against the Chicago Cubs. Darvish has been on the DL since June 13, days after being removed from a game complaining of neck and shoulder discomfort. […]

13Jul 2016
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred

Posted on July 13, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine When the Atlanta Braves fired Fredi Gonzalez earlier this season, it left Major League Baseball without any Latino managers, despite the vast presence of Latin American players, including many star players, throughout the game. While speaking to the Baseball Writers Association of America on Tuesday, MLB Commissioner […]

13Jul 2016

Posted on July 13, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine A pair of teammates from the reigning world champion Kansas City Royals were at the forefront of making sure the American League remained champions of the All-Star Game. Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was named All-Star Game MVP, while Royals catcher Salvador Perez also played a key […]

12Jul 2016
San Diego Padres Drew Pomeranz

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Just a couple days after San Diego Padres ownership insinuated that the team was not looking to trade first baseman Will Myers but would be willing to listen to offers for starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz, reports have surfaced linking the southpaw with the Texas Rangers. According to […]

12Jul 2016
San Francisco Giants Madison Bumgarner

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine In the lead up to this year’s Home Run Derby, there was a lot of talk about pitchers wanting to take part in the event. Most of that talk was coming from San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, who is considered by most to be the best […]

12Jul 2016
Giancarlo Stanton Home Run Derby

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is having a down year, at least by his standards. Despite hitting 20 home runs, he’s batting just .233, and for the first time since 2013, he was not named to the All-Star Team. However, Stanton did receive an invitation to participate […]

11Jul 2016
2016 MLB All-Star Game

Posted on July 11, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine On the eve of the 2016 MLB All-Star Game, managers Terry Collins of the National League and Ned Yost of the American League announced their starting lineups during a press conference held Monday afternoon in San Diego. In addition to the batting order each manager has chosen, […]

11Jul 2016
Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw

Posted on July 11, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Clayton Kershaw threw off a mound on Sunday for the first time since his June 26 start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. For the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kershaw’s bullpen session was a sight for sore eyes after their ace received an epidural injection on June 29 to address […]

11Jul 2016
Boston Red Sox Yoan Moncada

Posted on July 11, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The baseball stars of the future were on display Sunday night in the annual Futures Game, and the brightest star of all was Boston Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada, who was named the game’s MVP. Playing for the World Team, Moncada went 2 for 5, including a […]

10Jul 2016
Cleveland Indians Michael Brantley

Posted on July 10, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Cleveland Indians may soon add an x-factor capable of altering the hierarchy in the American League. Outfielder Michael Brantley is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday and could be ready to return to the Indians after a week or so of playing […]

10Jul 2016
San Diego Padres Wil Myers

Posted on July 10, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Currently sitting 12 games under .500 and 9.5 games out of a playoff spot, the San Diego Padres are one of the teams that’s likely to be active sellers as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches. But one player the team won’t be looking to trade is first […]

10Jul 2016
Boston Red Sox Craig Kimbrel

Posted on July 10, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine On the same day the Boston Red Sox traded for Arizona Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler to help reinforce their bullpen, the team learned they would be without closer Craig Kimbrel for the next three to six weeks. Kimbrel hurt his left knee during pre-game drills on Friday, […]

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