BRYCE HARPER AND DODGERS TALKS HEATING UP

Photo Getty Images The Bryce Harper sweepstakes is heating up even more. The Dodgers have re-entered the race to sign the free-agent outfielder, ESPN reported, citing multiple league sources. However, the Dodgers are offering only a short-term deal, per MLB.com, which is not what Harper reportedly wants. He’s still pushing for a long-term contract akin to what … Read moreBRYCE HARPER AND DODGERS TALKS HEATING UP

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

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

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

LA DODGERS GET MANNY MACHADO, TRADE DEADLINE NEARS

MLB For the past day, the Baltimore Orioles trading shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a prospect package has felt like a fait accompli. The only thing that could stop the deal from happening before the regular season resumed was, well, an act of God — or, the joke went, Baltimore’s medical staff finding an issue with one … Read moreLA DODGERS GET MANNY MACHADO, TRADE DEADLINE NEARS

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 9, 2018

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW Michael talks about the Major League Baseball National League. Click the Bar to Listen!   GOLDSCHMIDT & CORBIN REPRESENT THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS IN THE 2018 MLB ALL-STAR GAME First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left-hander Patrick Corbin were chosen as the representatives for Arizona. This marks Goldschmidt’s sixth-straight All-Star nod, while Corbin … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 9, 2018

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