Baseball

09Jun 2016
Texas Rangers Yu Darvish

Posted on June 9, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine In just his third start with the Texas Rangers since undergoing Tommy John surgery last March, Yu Darvish was forced to leave his start Wednesday night early with an apparent injury. The Rangers removed Darvish after the 5th inning of Wednesday’s game against the Houston Astros as […]

09Jun 2016
Chicago White Sox James Shields

Posted on June 9, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Chicago White Sox thought they were upgrading their starting rotation when they acquired James Shields over the weekend, but somebody forgot to tell Shields that. In his White Sox debut, in front of the home fans at U.S. Cellular Field no less, Shields failed to record […]

08Jun 2016
Kansas City Royals Yordano Ventura

Published on June 8, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine In the aftermath of Yordano Ventura hitting Manny Machado with a fastball and Machado subsequently charging the mound, leading to both players being ejected from Tuesday’s game between the Royals and Orioles, a report surfaced Wednesday morning claiming that the Royals had shopped Ventura during recent trade […]

08Jun 2016
Chicago Cubs Albert Almora

Posted on June 8, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The young talent in the Chicago Cubs’ farm system just keeps on coming. The latest is outfielder Albert Almora, who made his major league debut Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies after the Cubs placed Jorge Soler on the DL earlier in the day. Almora was alerted […]

08Jun 2016
Manny Machado Yordano Ventura

Posted on June 8, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine For the second time in less than a month, there was a benches-clearing brawl on a Major League Baseball Field. Last month it was Rougned Odor punching Jose Bautista following a hard slide into second base, heating up an existing feud between the Toronto Blue Jays and […]

07Jun 2016
Pittsburgh Pirates Jameson Taillon

Posted on June 7, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine It’s been a long and winding road for Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitching prospect Jameson Taillon during his minor league career, but that road is about to finally lead him to the big leagues. The Pirates announced Tuesday that Taillon will be called up Wednesday to make his major […]

07Jun 2016
New York Yankees Mark Teixeira

Posted on June 7, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has decided to pass on surgery to repair the torn cartilage in his knee, at least for now. Instead of surgery, which Teixeira may need eventually, he is deciding to receive treatment and rehab the knee, which could allow him […]

07Jun 2016
St. Louis Cardinals Kolten Wong

Posted on June 7, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Before the season, the St. Louis Cardinals sending second baseman Kolten Wong to the minors would have seemed unimaginable, as the team team had just signed him to a five-year deal worth $25.5 million. However, that is exactly what the Cardinals did on Monday, optioning Wong to […]

06Jun 2016
Cleveland Indians Michael Brantley

Posted on June 6, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine With Marlon Byrd being slapped with a year-long suspension for PED use last week and Abraham Almonte still serving an 80-game PED suspension, the Cleveland Indians outfield is starting to get a little thin. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Michael Brantley will be coming back any time […]

06Jun 2016
Texas Rangers Prince Fielder

Posted on June 6, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Texas Rangers found the perfect solution to the over-crowded middle infield problem they had when second baseman Rougned Odor returned from his seven-game suspension, during which Jurickson Profar did a more than adequate job filling in for him. The solution was to make Profar the designated […]

06Jun 2016
Chicago Cubs Jake Arrieta

Posted on June 6, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine One of the most impressive streaks in modern baseball came to an end on Sunday. Chicago Cubs’ ace Jake Arrieta was credited with a loss after winning 20 consecutive decisions. The last time Arrieta lost a regular season game was July 25 of last season, more than […]

05Jun 2016
Los Angeles Dodgers Carl Crawford

Posted on June 5, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine In a move made Sunday that was only a little surprising, the Los Angeles Dodgers designated outfielder Carl Crawford for assignment. The move is the first step in completely cutting ties with Crawford. The Dodgers have called up outfielder Austin Barnes to take Crawford’s spot on the […]

05Jun 2016
Julio Urias

Posted on June 5, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Despite serious struggles in his first two major league starts, the Los Angeles Dodgers have decided to keep 19-year old lefty Julio Urias in their starting rotation, at least for now. The Dodgers announced Saturday that Urias will make the third start of his big league career […]

05Jun 2016

Posted on June 5, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine A trade that has been rumored to be in the works for over a week came to fruition on Saturday, with the San Diego Padres sending pitching James Shields to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for pitcher Erik Johnson and shortstop prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. Money […]

04Jun 2016
Texas Rangers Jurickson Profar

Posted on June 4, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The seven-game suspension of second baseman Rougned Odor for punching Toronto outfielder Jose Bautista allowed the Texas Rangers to give a seven-game audition to Jurickson Profar, who has long been one of the most talented and promising young players in baseball. Profar has taken that opportunity and […]

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