Baseball

02Nov 2017
Los Angeles Angels Justin Upton

Posted on November 2, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine When the Los Angeles Angels traded for Justin Upton late in August, they were taking a risk. Upton contract allowed him to opt-out after the season, so there was no guarantee he’d be back in 2018. However, the Angels have convinced Upton to forego the open market […]

02Nov 2017
Houston Astros World Series

Posted on November 2, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine For the first time in franchise history, the Houston Astros are World Series champions. With a 5-1 win over the Dodgers in a decisive Game 7 Wednesday night, the Astros delivered a long-awaited championship to a city still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey earlier this […]

01Nov 2017
Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Kenley Jansen

Posted on November 1, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Well, it’s all come down to this. For the second year in a row and for the first time in the history of Dodger Stadium, there will be a Game 7 of the World Series. After the way this series has gone, and really, with the way […]

31Oct 2017
Houston Astros Justini Verlander

Posted on October 31, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The 2017 World Series has had more twists and turns than any Fall Classic in recent memory. Game 5 by itself was an intense rollercoaster ride that saw the Houston Astros take a 3-2 series lead, putting them one win away from their first World Series championship […]

30Oct 2017
Gabe Kapler Phillies

Posted on October 30, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Philadelphia Phillies are poised to announce Gabe Kapler as their new manager. Several sources have confirmed a report from Jon Heyman on Sunday that Kapler was “likely” to become the Phillies next manager. The club has yet to confirm the news. But a formal announcement should […]

30Oct 2017

Posted on October 30, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Even before the offensive explosion that was Game 5 of the 2017 World Series, there was speculation among players that the baseballs being used were somehow different from the ones used during the regular season. After a 13-12 game that saw aces Clayton Kershaw and Dallas Keuchel […]

29Oct 2017
Dave Martinez

Posted on October 29, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Washington Nationals appear to have found their new manager, and it’s Dave Martinez. Jon Heyman is reporting that the Nationals have settled on Martinez, who has spent the past three seasons as bench coach for the Chicago Cubs, the team that eliminated the Nationals from the […]

29Oct 2017
Los Angeles Dodgers

Posted on October 29, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine It’s amazing how fast momentum can change in the World Series. After George Springer broke up Alex Wood’s no-hitter and shutout with a home run, the Houston Astros looked poised to take a 3-1 series lead. But a brutal collapse by the Houston bullpen gave the game […]

28Oct 2017
Houston Astros Yuli Gurriel

Posted on October 28, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Major League Baseball has made a ruling with regard to Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel making a racist gesture during Game 3 of the World Series. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Saturday that Gurriel will be suspended for five games. However, the suspension will not go into […]

28Oct 2017
Houston Astros

Posted on October 28, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine As many would have expected, the Houston Astros were excited to return home in Game 3 of the World Series, and it showed. The Astros were quick to jump on the previously untouchable Yu Darvish, turning a 4-run 2nd inning into a 5-3 win and a 2-1 […]

27Oct 2017
Houston Astros

Posted on October 27, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Game 2 of the 2017 World Series was the definition of an instant classic. It included extra innings, eight home runs by eight different players, and multiple comebacks. What more could you ask for? More importantly, it changed the entire shape of the series. The Dodgers looked […]

26Oct 2017
New York Yankees Joe Girardi

Posted on October 26, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine After 10 seasons in the Bronx, Joe Girardi’s tenure managing the New York Yankees is officially over. The Yankees indicated Thursday that Girardi will not be offered a new contract after his existing contract expired at the end of the 2017 season. “With a heavy heart, I […]

25Oct 2017
Boston Red Sox Dustin Pedroia

Posted on October 25, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Boston Red Sox will start the 2018 season without second baseman Dustin Pedroia. The Red Sox announced on Wednesday that Pedroia has undergone a “cartilage restoration procedure” on his left knee. Pedroia is expected to be sidelined for at least seven months. With that timeline, he […]

25Oct 2017
Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Turner

Posted on October 25, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The 2017 World Series is officially underway, and as expected, Game 1 treated us to a great pitchers-duel between Clayton Kershaw and Dallas Keuchel. But in a battle of the beards, Justin Turner homered off Keuchel in the 6th inning to lift the Dodgers to a win […]

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