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 NEWS & NOTES

  “Give me something on Mike Trout. Anything. Just one thing. . . . Please.” Even legends have their vulnerabilities. Achilles had his heel, Superman his Kryptonite and Mickey Mantle had Dick Radatz, the reliever known as the Monster, who whiffed the Mick 12 times in 16 at bats. Scott Servais, the Mariners’ manager, had been watching Trout play for eight … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

AROUND THE HORN WITH MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

There seems to be no stopping the rumors linking the New York Yankees to Manny Machado. The Yanks have made a “strong offer” to the Baltimore Orioles for the star infielder, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, who suggests that while the Bronx Bombers may not be the favorite, they clearly are a player in this … Read moreAROUND THE HORN WITH MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

The Seattle Mariners announced today that they have agreed to a new, multi-year contract extension with general manager Jerry Dipoto. The former MLB reliever had been in the final season of the deal that he originally inked to run the baseball operations for the Seattle organization. Terms of the new pact were not publicly released … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

MICHAEL BARI SHOW FRIDAY JULY 6, 2018 SPORTS NEWS & NOTES

Red Sox ace Chris Sale faces Jason Hammel on Friday in Kansas City. At the World Cup, France meets Uruguay and Brazil takes on Belgium in two quarterfinal matchups Though Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic recently reported that trade talks surrounding Manny Machado have “accelerated” this week, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweets that teams still aren’t offering … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW FRIDAY JULY 6, 2018 SPORTS NEWS & 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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS- RIZZO, CUBS WIN-DBACKS COMEBACK DOWN 5-0 TO BEAT PIRATES

With the game tied at 2, Rizzo launched the first pitch from Matt Albers 410 feet into the right-field bleachers for his 11th home run. He now has driven in a run in each of his last eight games and has 23 RBIs in his last 22 games. This was his fourth career extra-inning home run. The … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS- RIZZO, CUBS WIN-DBACKS COMEBACK DOWN 5-0 TO BEAT PIRATES

DIAMONDBACKS SEND DRURY TO YANKEES

The Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder Steven Souza from the Rays as part of the three-way trade that also involves the Yankees. As well, infielder Brandon Drury is headed from Arizona to the Yankees, and the D-Backs send reliever Anthony Banda to Tampa. The Yankees will also be sending prospects Nick Solak and Taylor Widener to the Rays and Diamondbacks, respectively. Here’s how it breaks down: Diamondbacks get: OF Steven Souza, … Read moreDIAMONDBACKS SEND DRURY TO YANKEES