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

MICHAEL BARI SHOW SUNDAY COLUMN

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL The New York Mets placed Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day disabled list after he contracted hand, foot and mouth disease, he contracted while working a kids camp over the All-Star break, reported by David Lennon of Newsday.  Syndergaard remains one of the majors’ most valuable starters. While Syndergaard has racked up just 13 starts this year, … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW SUNDAY COLUMN

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES HOME RUN DERBY, ALL-STAR GAME, TRADE DEADLINE

One summer day a few years ago, a bunch of 16-year-olds were playing ball in Southern California. Nobody was keeping score, nothing mattered for any standings. It was just a bunch of kids with bats and gloves, sun beating down, school still weeks away. It sounds glorious, doesn’t it? But the scene actually touched the … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES HOME RUN DERBY, ALL-STAR GAME, TRADE DEADLINE

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