MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT, HARPER, ALTUVE, MCCUTCHEN & MORE

Nationals sluggers Bryce Harper and Matt Adams were claimed by unidentified organizations on revocable trade waivers, according to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post (Twitter link). They join fellow left-handed hitting Nats veteran Daniel Murphy as pending free agents who were not able to make it through the waiver wire. The fact that teams were awarded claims on these players does not, of course, mean … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT, HARPER, ALTUVE, MCCUTCHEN & MORE

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

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY AUGUST 6, 2018, ASTROS, A’S, MARINERS, ANGELS, RANGERS

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW August 6, 2018 CLICK THE BAR BELOW   Depending on the medical results of George Springer‘s injured left thumb, the Astros may have to rely on a makeshift outfield for a while. If the results on his left thumb doesn’t come back favorably, the question will then be raised if the front office should … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY AUGUST 6, 2018, ASTROS, A’S, MARINERS, ANGELS, RANGERS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS SCIOSCIA, ROSS, YANKEES, PIRATES & MUCH MORE

Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia denied rumors that he is stepping down at the end of the season, calling the report “poppycock.” On Saturday night, The Athletic reported that Scoiscia would end his 19-year tenure with the Angels. According to the Orange County Register, Scioscia said “nothing’s changed since October” when talking about his status … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS SCIOSCIA, ROSS, YANKEES, PIRATES & MUCH MORE

BOSTON RED SOX ACQUIRE IAN KINSLER, BRAVES GET DUVALL AND BRACH, ASTROS TRADE FOR OSUNA

It looks like the Los Angeles Angels will be watching the playoffs from home. Unfortunately, so will Mike Trout one of the best in the game. The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a deal to bring in second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Angels. Kinsler, 36, remains a solid performer at his native second base. He has … Read moreBOSTON RED SOX ACQUIRE IAN KINSLER, BRAVES GET DUVALL AND BRACH, ASTROS TRADE FOR OSUNA

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

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

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

MONDAY JULY 9, 2018 SPORTS REVIEW, TROUT, RAIDERS, LEBRON, COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Something has been gnawing at me about Mike Trout and Mookie Betts. Both are practically perfect hitters, and in practically identical ways. It’s not just that they both hit the ball hard and far, but that they control the construction of each plate appearance: Los Angeles Angels center fielder Trout has a phenomenal batting eye — his chase rate is … Read moreMONDAY JULY 9, 2018 SPORTS REVIEW, TROUT, RAIDERS, LEBRON, COLLEGE FOOTBALL