MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY AUGUST 7, 2018 CUBS, BREWERS, CARDINALS, PIRATES, REDS

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW August 7, 2018 CLICK THE BAR BELOW Early in the season, when trade rumors connected the Chicago Cubs to veteran Cole Hamels, more than a few were skeptical. Hamels is 34 years old and struggled with the Texas Rangers this season. His 11.12 ERA in July hardly sparked interest in the … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY AUGUST 7, 2018 CUBS, BREWERS, CARDINALS, PIRATES, REDS

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TRADE DEADLINE NEARS TEAMS POSITIONING FOR MOVES TO WIN A PENNENT

Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer, thanks to his ace-ish upside and contract that’s team-friendly in the extreme, has been the subject of trade speculation for quite a long time. Maybe this time it finally happens? In any event, count the Yankees in. The Yankees have definite needs in the rotation as they try to … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TRADE DEADLINE NEARS TEAMS POSITIONING FOR MOVES TO WIN A PENNENT

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS OF THE DAY

Baltimore’s “barreling ahead” with its Britton trade talks, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com tweets. Along with the teams mentioned below (the Astros, Cubs, Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox), the Giants are among the clubs in the mix for Britton, according to Crasnick. To this point, the Astros, Cubs, Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox have all been connected to Britton in fairly prominent fashion. Surely, as … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS OF THE DAY

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FOURTH OF JULY NEWS AND NOTES

The Dodgers continue to rake. And rake. And rake. On Tuesday night, Los Angeles slugged six home runs — including two by second baseman Max Muncy — during an 8-3 win over the Pirates in front of 48,819 at Dodger Stadium. It’s that time again — the United States is another year older (242!) and we all … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FOURTH OF JULY NEWS AND NOTES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES-HAMELS-YANKEES-OHTANI-METS

MLB.com’s Jon Morosi reported early Friday morning that the Rangers and Mariners have had dialogue about a trade involving starter Cole Hamels. As Morosi notes, a deal isn’t close yet. Hamels, 34, is earning $22.5 million this season and has a $20 million club option for the 2019 season with a $6 million buyout. The lefty also … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES-HAMELS-YANKEES-OHTANI-METS

MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL-NBA-NHL-MLB-NFL

NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE LEBRON JAMES is headed to his eight straight NBA Finals In NBA terms, it’s almost double the average length of an NBA career (4.8 years). Eight years ago, Kobe Bryant was winning his fifth and final title; Steph Curry was a year away from his first ankle surgery; James Harden had just … Read moreMEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL-NBA-NHL-MLB-NFL