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 18, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After a long, drawn-out free agent process, Eric Hosmer has finally made up his mind. Late Saturday night, reports surfaced that Hosmer has agreed to sign with the San Diego Padres. The deal is reportedly worth $144 million over eight years. It will be the largest contract […]

Posted on February 18, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Tampa Bay Rays spent the first Saturday night of spring training wheeling and dealing. First, they acquired first baseman C.J. Cron from the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named later. That move coincided with designating Corey Dickerson for assignment to free up a […]

Posted on February 17, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Oakland Athletics have endured three straight losing seasons and three straight last-place finishes in the AL West. However, last year’s 75-87 season did yield some signs of progress and hope for the future. Outside expectations remain low, but are the A’s in a position to surprise […]

Posted on February 16, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After winning the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros have nowhere to go but down. However, the Astros approached the offseason as if they wanted to reload for another championship run. On paper, the Astros may be even better in 2018 than they were in 2017. Can […]

Posted on February 15, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine It’s no secret that the Baltimore Orioles need to strengthen their starting rotation if they’re going to be competitive in 2018. On Thursday, they took a step in the right direction. Multiple reports have confirmed that the Orioles have agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with […]

Posted on February 14, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Despite a slow free agent market this offseason, the Los Angeles Angels made several impactful moves over the winter. It started with signing Japanese two-way player Shohei Ohtani, but it didn’t stop there. Those moves have a lot of people talking about the Angels and looking at […]

Posted on February 13, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine It’s been a relatively quiet offseason for the Los Angeles Dodgers. But the team has made a few moves, including the one they made Tuesday. According to multiple reports, the Dodgers have agreed to re-sign infielder Chase Utley. Financial details of the deal are not yet known, […]

Posted on February 13, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After a long and fairly uneventful winter, spring training is finally here. Outside of the Miami Marlins trading away their top players, there hasn’t been a ton of player movement this offseason. However, things are finally starting to pick up on that front. Even with more movement […]

Posted on February 12, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine As the St. Louis Cardinals continue to rebuild their bullpen for the 2018 season, they’ve added another name to the mix. The Cardinals have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with veteran righty Bud Norris. The deal is worth $3 million plus incentives. Norris has had plenty […]

Posted on February 11, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine With Yu Darvish signing with the Cubs, the free agent market finally has some movement at the top. The next domino to fall figures to be former Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. Earlier this offseason, the Twins and Brewers were the perceived favorites to sign him. That may […]

Posted on February 11, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After being left high and dry by Josh McDaniels earlier this week, the Indianapolis Colts have moved quickly to find a new head coach. Multiple sources are reporting that the Colts are set to name Frank Reich as their new head coach. The two sides have reportedly […]

Posted on February 10, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After an offseason of blockbuster trades that saw them trade away their best players, the Miami Marlins may not be done yet. With spring training days away, one player remains squarely on the trading block: catcher J.T. Realmuto. When Miami’s fire sale began, Realmuto reportedly asked to […]

Posted on February 10, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine One of the biggest dominoes in the stagnant free agent market has finally fallen. Multiple sources are reporting that Yu Darvish has agreed to sign with the Chicago Cubs. The deal is reportedly worth $126 million over six seasons. However, with the incentives in the contract, Darvish can make […]

Posted on February 9, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Tampa Bay Rays are planning a move to… well, to Tampa. Since the team’s first season in 1998, the Rays have played their home games at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Despite Tampa being in the team’s name, the stadium is not all that close to […]

Posted on February 9, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Despite a slow offseason, relief pitchers continue to be the only players landing contracts. The latest to find a team is Sergio Romo. According to reports, Romo has agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. Financial terms of the deal are not yet known. […]

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