MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT

The Dodgers are “setting a high bar” on potential reliever acquisitions this month, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says (video link). In the end, though, Rosenthal doesn’t expect the Dodgers to make any trades for outside bullpen aid, noting that closer Kenley Jansen (on the DL since Aug. 9 with an irregular heartbeat) is among their soon-to-return reinforcements. Further, August … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT

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 JULY 31, 2018 MLB NL WEST DIVISION

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW CLICK THE BAR BELOW   Ready or not, the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches. It’s 40 days away as of Thursday, and the first significant in-season deal of 2018 has already taken place, with Kelvin Herrera going from Kansas City to Washington. So while the market may not get super-hot for another few weeks, … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 31, 2018 MLB NL WEST DIVISION

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS-FREE AGENTS-KERSHAW-ALL STAR BALLOTS

Clayton Kershaw lasted only five innings in his return from the disabled list and will have an MRI on his back Friday. Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo had a controversial slide into Pittsburgh catcher Elias Diaz on Monday that the league said should have been ruled interference on Rizzo. Then on Wednesday the benches cleared after Pirates starter … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS-FREE AGENTS-KERSHAW-ALL STAR BALLOTS

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

OPENING DAY IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Giancarlo Stanton drove a long home run to right field in his first at-bat of the season Thursday afternoon for the New York Yankees. Stanton’s home run measured at 426 feet by Statcast, and it came on an 0-1 pitch off Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ in the top of the first inning. His shot in the ninth to … Read moreOPENING DAY IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT

National League West San Diego Padres manager Andy Green discusses slowing down the pace and moving away from the accelerated pitching schedule of previous seasons. Zack Greinke takes wait-and-see attitude to Chase Field humidor. The 34-year-old pitcher is entering his 15th major league season, is in the third year of the six-year, $206.5 million contract … Read morePITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT