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

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

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 OF THE DAY

Baltimore’s “barreling ahead” with its Britton trade talks, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com tweets. Along with the teams mentioned below (the Astros, Cubs, Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox), the Giants are among the clubs in the mix for Britton, according to Crasnick. To this point, the Astros, Cubs, Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox have all been connected to Britton in fairly prominent fashion. Surely, as … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS OF THE DAY

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FOURTH OF JULY NEWS AND NOTES

The Dodgers continue to rake. And rake. And rake. On Tuesday night, Los Angeles slugged six home runs — including two by second baseman Max Muncy — during an 8-3 win over the Pirates in front of 48,819 at Dodger Stadium. It’s that time again — the United States is another year older (242!) and we all … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FOURTH OF JULY NEWS AND 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-METS, YANKEES, ASTROS, PUJOILS, OHTONI

Jacob deGrom has faced 12 batters with the bases loaded this year, and of those, nine have struck out and zero have gotten hits. There have been times when pitching coach Dave Eiland has visited the mound and deGrom has said flatly that he’ll get out of the jam, his words sounding nothing like a boast … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS-METS, YANKEES, ASTROS, PUJOILS, OHTONI