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 21, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine Heading into the 2019 season, the Toronto Blue Jays are one of many teams around baseball in full-blown rebuilding mode. The Jays finished last season 73-89, a distant 35 games out of first place in the AL East. On the surface, the Blue Jays appear likely to […]

Posted on February 20, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine With spring training already underway, the slow-moving free agent market is finally starting to pick up steam. The Detroit Tigers managed to take advantage of the stagnant market on Wednesday, signing utility man Josh Harrison. The two sides have agreed to a one-year deal that will result […]

Posted on February 19, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine The San Diego Padres have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes. Raise your hand if you saw that happening at the start of the offseason. Multiple outlets are reporting that the Padres and Machado have agreed to a 10-year deal worth $300 million. The contract also gives Machado […]

Posted on February 18, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine No matter how it ends, the 2019 season will mark the end of an era for the San Francisco Giants. On Monday, longtime Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced that he will retire at the end of the season. This will be his 13th season as manager of […]

Posted on February 17, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine After another long winter on the free agent market, third baseman Mike Moustakas heading back to where he finished last year. On Sunday, Moustakas reached a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers on a one-year contract worth $10 million. There is also a mutual option that could keep […]

Posted on February 15, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine The New York Yankees are jumping on the bandwagon of teams giving their young stars contract extensions this spring. On Friday agreed to a deal with starter Luis Severino. The deal will pay Severino at least $40 million over the next four seasons, which will take care […]

Posted on February 14, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine Despite not accomplishing anything of substance in recent years, the Minnesota Twins have a lot of confidence in the young core of their team. On Thursday, they gave contract extensions to two of those young players. Both shortstop Jorge Polanco and outfielder Max Kepler have been signed […]

Posted on February 14, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine While the MLB offseason has turned into a disappointment, it hasn’t stopped spring training from arriving on time. This is the magical time of year when all 30 teams have a chance to win the World Series. Well, except all the teams that are purposely tanking their […]

Posted on February 13, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine A month before the new NFL year officially begins, the Denver Broncos have initiated the start of what should be an interesting quarterback carousel. The Broncos have agreed to a trade with the Baltimore Ravens for veteran quarterback Joe Flacco. The deal won’t become official until the […]

Posted on February 13, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine As they prepare to go full speed ahead toward being a competitive team, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed their ace to a long-term deal. On Wednesday, the Phillies announced that Aaron Nola has agreed to a four-year extension worth $45 million. There is also an option for […]

Posted on February 12, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine On the eve of pitchers and catchers officially reporting to spring training, the Miami Marlins made a last-minute signing. On Tuesday, the Fish agreed to a one-year deal with veteran reliever Sergio Romo. Romo will make a base salary of $2.5 million plus incentives for the 2019 […]

Posted on February 12, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine We already know that two-way Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani will serve only as a hitter for the Los Angeles Angels in 2019 as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. However, his rehab is likely going to prevent him from serving in that role on opening day. New […]

Posted on February 11, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray has made a decision about his future, and he’s chosen football. The former Oklahoma quarterback announced via Twitter on Monday that he will hold off on pursuing a career in professional baseball so he can focus solely on playing professional football. A […]

Posted on February 9, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine Just when we thought the Bryce Harper sweepstakes were starting to wind down, we get a curveball. With Harper’s suitors reportedly down to four teams, it seemed like we were getting close. But that was before the San Francisco Giants threw their hat into the ring. Harper […]

Posted on February 8, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine Spring training injuries are the worst, and pre-spring-training injuries aren’t much better. The Cleveland Indians are about to learn that first-hand. The club announced on Friday that all-star shortstop Francisco Lindor will miss the next seven to nine weeks with a right calf injury. Such a timeline […]

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