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

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 17, 2018 HOME RUN DERBY, HARPER

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW CLICK THE BAR BELOW   Bryce Harper, who said he was tired after taking his cuts in the first round, certainly appeared gassed in the final round. So, too, did his dad, who was throwing to him. But Harper caught fire, going on a tear and tying Kyle Schwarber with 18 home runs … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 17, 2018 HOME RUN DERBY, HARPER

MANNY MACHADO HAS MANY SUITORS AS THE TRADE DEADLINE NEARS

The Baltimore Orioles are expected to have a busy month leading into the July 31 trade deadline. Their main item of business? Finding the best possible deal in exchange for shortstop and impending free agent Manny Machado. Predictably, the Orioles have already drummed up a bidding war for their franchise player — a busy one, … Read moreMANNY MACHADO HAS MANY SUITORS AS THE TRADE DEADLINE NEARS

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