MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT, HARPER, ALTUVE, MCCUTCHEN & MORE

Nationals sluggers Bryce Harper and Matt Adams were claimed by unidentified organizations on revocable trade waivers, according to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post (Twitter link). They join fellow left-handed hitting Nats veteran Daniel Murphy as pending free agents who were not able to make it through the waiver wire. The fact that teams were awarded claims on these players does not, of course, mean … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT, HARPER, ALTUVE, MCCUTCHEN & MORE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUND UP

Joe Torre – former Brave, former Braves manager – is MLB’s chief baseball officer. He’s the guy who metes out penalties. Before he decides what to do with Jose Urena (although I expect he has a pretty good idea already), I’d suggest Torre watch the video, but not so much the video of the Urena … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUND UP

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 3, 2018

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY July 30 – August 3, 2018 CLICK THE BARS BELOW July 30, 2018 July 31, 2018 August 1, 2018 August 2, 2018 August 3, 2018

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY AUGUST 3, 2018 RED SOX, YANKEES, RAYS, BLUE JAYS, ORIOLES

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW CLICK THE BAR BELOW   The Yankees traded for Sonny Gray a year ago and J.A. Happ last week, both times in hopes of improving their rotation. On Thursday, before their most important series of the season, Gray found himself bumped to the bullpen and Happ landed on the disabled list. … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY AUGUST 3, 2018 RED SOX, YANKEES, RAYS, BLUE JAYS, ORIOLES

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 24-27, 2018

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW THE WEEK OF JULY 24-27, 2018 CLICK THE BARS BELOW July 24, 2018 July 25, 2018 July 26, 2018 July 27, 2018      

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 27, 2018

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW CLICK THE BAR BELOW   The New York Yankees have a power problem. Yes, they lead the majors with 163 home runs this season. But two of their biggest bats landed on the disabled list this week. Right fielder Aaron Judge is out at least three weeks with a broken wrist. Catcher Gary Sanchez could be out until … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 27, 2018

MAJOR LEAGUE ALL STAR GAME DOESN’T DISAPPOINT AL WINS, BREGMAN MVP

The 89th annual MLB All-Star Game turned into a Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on Tuesday. An All-Star Game record 10 home runs — 10 home runs! — were hit Tuesday night, and, when it was all said and done, the American League outlasted the National League in 10 innings (AL 8, NL 6). … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE ALL STAR GAME DOESN’T DISAPPOINT AL WINS, BREGMAN MVP

MICHAEL BARI SHOW SUNDAY SPORTS NEWS, NBA, MLB, NFL

Mike Matheny’s late night firing by the St. Louis Cardinals came as a major surprise. Even those who watch the team closely were shocked by the move. Indeed, just 15 minutes before Matheny was fired, St. Louis writer and radio host Bernie Miklasz — an excellent source for what’s going on with the Cards — tweeted that, … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW SUNDAY SPORTS NEWS, NBA, MLB, NFL

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUND UP-TRADE RUMORS-BUMGARNER-PENCE-RAMIREZ

Manny Machado will be the most discussed trade target of the summer in the media, because of his superstar pedigree and because of his impending free agency. But the Kansas City Royals’ Kelvin Herrera could turn out to be the most-talked about among teams, with the highest volume of suitors. By Buster Olney, ESPN It’s a cliche to say … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUND UP-TRADE RUMORS-BUMGARNER-PENCE-RAMIREZ

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT If you’re wondering how Jordan Hicks can add 2 mph to what was already a 103-mph sinker, you’re not alone. Hicks’ manager and teammates — along with the rest of the baseball world — were asking the same question after the 21-year-old twice eclipsed 105 mph with his fastball in Sunday’s 5-1 … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS