MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – BRUSH EM BACK DON’T HIT HIM

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW August 16, 2018 CLICK THE BAR BELOW A CT scan performed Wednesday night on Ronald Acuna Jr.’s left elbow came back normal and the rookie outfielder is considered day-to-day, the Atlanta Braves announced Thursday. Acuna was hit by the first pitch thrown by Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena on Wednesday night, sparking a benches-clearing incident. Acuna had … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – BRUSH EM BACK DON’T HIT HIM

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

As Jacob deGrom rumbles into the final stretch of his best season ever, his manager knows “he’s probably going to experience something that he’s never experienced before.” A pitching coach during both of Corey Kluber’s American League Cy Young Award seasons in Cleveland, Mickey Callaway recalls the shift in Kluber’s demeanor during his final half-dozen starts those years. … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS SCIOSCIA, ROSS, YANKEES, PIRATES & MUCH MORE

Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia denied rumors that he is stepping down at the end of the season, calling the report “poppycock.” On Saturday night, The Athletic reported that Scoiscia would end his 19-year tenure with the Angels. According to the Orange County Register, Scioscia said “nothing’s changed since October” when talking about his status … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS SCIOSCIA, ROSS, YANKEES, PIRATES & MUCH MORE

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 1, 2018

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW CLICK THE BAR BELOW   It’s August, and just like we’re now positive the New York Mets‘ 11-1 start was the biggest sham of the 2018 MLB season, we’re also well past the point of pretending the Philadelphia Phillies are anything but playoff material. The days of fans prematurely condemning first-year manager Gabe Kapler are long gone. Rotation … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY AUGUST 1, 2018

BOSTON RED SOX ACQUIRE IAN KINSLER, BRAVES GET DUVALL AND BRACH, ASTROS TRADE FOR OSUNA

It looks like the Los Angeles Angels will be watching the playoffs from home. Unfortunately, so will Mike Trout one of the best in the game. The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a deal to bring in second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Angels. Kinsler, 36, remains a solid performer at his native second base. He has … Read moreBOSTON RED SOX ACQUIRE IAN KINSLER, BRAVES GET DUVALL AND BRACH, ASTROS TRADE FOR OSUNA

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES, CABRERA, GREINKE, HARPER, ARCHER

The New York Mets purge of veteran players set to hit free agency continued Friday, when Asdrubal Cabrera was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Double-A pitcher Franklyn Kilome. The Cleveland Indians situation in right and center field has taken a disastrous turn. Opening Day center fielder Bradley Zimmer’s out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery, … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES, CABRERA, GREINKE, HARPER, ARCHER

HAPP TO THE YANKEES, HAMELS TO THE CUBS, MLB TRADE DEADLINE

The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays have announced a trade sending veteran southpaw J.A. Happ to New York. Third baseman Brandon Drury and outfield prospect Billy McKinney lead to Toronto. The Chicago Cubs have a deal to acquire Cole Hamels from the Texas Rangers, who will receive minor leaguers in return. Texas sending a significant amount of cash to … Read moreHAPP TO THE YANKEES, HAMELS TO THE CUBS, MLB TRADE DEADLINE

MLB TRADE DEADLINE NEWS & NOTES STRASBURG ON DL, OH JOINS ROCKIES, DBACKS ACQUIRE ANDRIESE

The Washington Nationals will select the contract of southpaw Tommy Milone, per MLB.com’s Jamal Collier (via Twitter). He’ll start for the team tonight in place of Stephen Strasburg, who was just sent back onto the disabled list. After helping the Nationals salvage a split of their rain-shortened series against the Braves on Sunday, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer said … Read moreMLB TRADE DEADLINE NEWS & NOTES STRASBURG ON DL, OH JOINS ROCKIES, DBACKS ACQUIRE ANDRIESE