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

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY AUGUST 7, 2018 CUBS, BREWERS, CARDINALS, PIRATES, REDS

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW August 7, 2018 CLICK THE BAR BELOW Early in the season, when trade rumors connected the Chicago Cubs to veteran Cole Hamels, more than a few were skeptical. Hamels is 34 years old and struggled with the Texas Rangers this season. His 11.12 ERA in July hardly sparked interest in the … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY AUGUST 7, 2018 CUBS, BREWERS, CARDINALS, PIRATES, REDS

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS, HARPER, ARCHER, SALE & MUCH MORE

It would make sense if Bryce Harper wanted a fresh start after the way things have gone for the Washington Nationals this season, but the star outfielder insists he is happy the team chose not to move him at the trade deadline. With rumors swirling throughout the week, Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said prior to … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS, HARPER, ARCHER, SALE & MUCH MORE

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

EOVALDI SENT TO BOSTON AFTER YANKEES PICK UP BRITTON, MLB NEWS

The Boston Red Sox have officially struck a deal to land righty Nathan Eovaldi from the Tampa Bay Rays, as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic first reported (via Twitter). Young lefty Jalen Beeks will go to Tampa Bay in return, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (Twitter link). Nine teams are said to be “in discussions” with … Read moreEOVALDI SENT TO BOSTON AFTER YANKEES PICK UP BRITTON, MLB NEWS

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-METS, DBACKS, YANKEES, NATIONALS-HARPER, TROUT

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson took full responsibility Tuesday for the Mets’ two-month slide down the standings, which has seen them fall from the National League’s best record to one of its three worst. Addressing a wide range of topics over 37 minutes, Alderson pinned much of the club’s problems on an offense ranking last … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS-METS, DBACKS, YANKEES, NATIONALS-HARPER, TROUT

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MAY 31ST NEWS

A day after Alex Reyes‘ long-awaited season debut was truncated after four innings, the Cardinals placed Reyes on the 10-day disabled list Thursday. The St. Louis Cardinals rotation will look Like this for now. Miles Mikolas, Luke Weaver, Michael Wacha and Jack Flaherty as they await the return of ace Carlos Martinez from a lat strain of his own. Shohei Ohtani throws harder than every … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MAY 31ST NEWS