“Teams in Town-Padres-Chargers”
Lots to tell you about coming off this weekend about the teams you follow.
CHARGERS….The NFL is all about roster churn, especially this week with the NFL free agency window open.
..JAHLEEL ADDAE is gone. The might mite tough guy safety released by the Bolts-not wanting to pay him (5.5M) this season. He was a thumper but didn’t make a lot of plays to warrant that kind of salary. He’ll land on his feet for sure, but at a reduced rate. Maybe he bounces back to the Chargers, though they tried to get him to take a cut and he said he’d test the market first.
..BOLTS now some 35M beneath the NFL salary cap, with the release of Corey Liuget coming before Addae was cut loose. Look for more veteran players to be let go as the NFL’s new business year kicks in on Wednesday
..DENZEL FERRYMAN signs a 2Y-12.5M extension to say, though injuries have taken toll on him.
..JASON VERRETT….will look outside. The Bolts will not pay him 8.5M he earned last year, not with playing just 25-games out of 80 over five years because of injuries.
PADRES: Halfway thru the Cactus League and observations.
..FERNANDO TATIS…He’s hitting (.313) but not playing everyday. Still a couple of more weeks to go before decision time where he goes.
..FRANCISCO MEJIA…He’s hitting and hitting a lot and hitting for power. Four homers already and a batting average (.385) as of Sunday night. Is he good enough calling games to keep him on the roster and does he push Austin Hedges for playing time? Stay tuned.
..CHRIS PADDACK….4-more shutout innings…3-good outings and he looks like he is pushing himself into the rotation after 2-strong seasons in the minors coming off elbow surgery. He might be the biggest gem GM-AJ Preller has found.
..MATT STRAHM…..The front office believed he has enough stuff to go back into the rotation. 4-good outing in a row, highlife by 3-more shutout innings this weekend. Looks like he becomes the 3rd starters in the rotation.
..CAL QUANTRILL…He needed a decent outing and got one on Sunday, with 3-strong bullpen innings. However, he still has put lots of base runners on this spring. He needs another two good outings.
..LOGAN ALLEN…A setback for the lefty over the weekend….a bad outing…just 1-plus innings and 6-runs…first shaky outing of the spring.
..LUIS PERDOMO….Pithing himself back to El Paso…ha lost his ability to make pitches…ERA now at (13.50)
..BRYAN MITCHELL…One good outing…one bad one….he needs two solid starts to position himself in the rotation, otherwise he is a bullpen guy if the survives the final roster cut.