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

AROUND THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

Since being acquired by the Cleveland Browns, Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry has quickly become ingrained in the franchise that led to him working out an extension to remain with the team for the long haul without even playing a single game. This has now seen him loft some major praise toward offensive coordinator … Read moreAROUND THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

MIKE MOUSTAKAS TO THE BREWERS, CABRERA TO PHILLIES, ESCOBAR TO THE DIAMONDBACKS

The Brewers needed an impact bat, and they got it. Now they have to figure a way to work Mike Moustakas onto a roster already filled up at the infield and outfield corners. The Brewers acquired Moustakas from the Royals late Friday for outfield prospect Brett Phillips and reliever Jorge Lopez, a trade that could turn out to be a … Read moreMIKE MOUSTAKAS TO THE BREWERS, CABRERA TO PHILLIES, ESCOBAR TO THE DIAMONDBACKS

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

MICHAEL BARI SHOW SUNDAY SPORTS NEWS, NBA, MLB, NFL

Mike Matheny’s late night firing by the St. Louis Cardinals came as a major surprise. Even those who watch the team closely were shocked by the move. Indeed, just 15 minutes before Matheny was fired, St. Louis writer and radio host Bernie Miklasz — an excellent source for what’s going on with the Cards — tweeted that, … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW SUNDAY SPORTS NEWS, NBA, MLB, NFL

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

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