Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on December 12th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(Baseball)………….

Padres….Fail to execute trade thruout Wednesday…may leave Winter Meetings with hopes they can continue talks once teams get home..

Padres..GM-AJ Preller speaks out on players on trade block
..Wil Myers..”We have seen what he’s capable of….he’s capable of being a lot better from what we saw last year”
..Austin Hedges..There are a lot of bad rumors out there…we feel good about our catching…we can compete with them next year”

Padres-Pirates…Trade talks for OF-Starling Marte stall over Pirates demands for Austin Hedges-Cal Quantrill.

Padres-Royals…Trade talks end over deal for 2B-Whit Merrifield…Royals asking 3-prospects in package.

Padres…P-Adrian Morejon cleared to resume full throwing going towards spring training…had shoulder impingement end of last year…Will be stretched out to be a starter next season.

Padres…Rule 5-Minor League draft tomorrow…San Diego could lose P-Jacob Nix..OF-Buddy Reed among others.

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Dodgers…Reopen contract talks with P-Hyun Jin-Ryu…looking at 3Y-deal that could go 20M-25M-28M….earned 18M last year on 1-yer deal.

Dodgers..Contact Giants FA-P-Madison Bumgarner-but asking price is (4Y-100M).

Dodgers..Pessimistic about deal for 3B-Anthony Rendon-Washington..unwilling to offer 7Y-contract….Rednon decided not want to play in LA.

Dodgers-Indians…Trade talks for SS-Francisco Lindor-4X-All Star…has 2Y left on contract…Cleveland wants P-Dustin May and SS-Gavin Lux.

Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Blake Treinhan-ex A’s..had strong 2018 season but arm issues in 2019…(1Y-10M) deal…(4.91-ERA)

Dodgers…Manager Dave Roberts says team will “shuffle the deck” pn its roster between now and spring training.

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Angels….Win bidding war for 3B-Anthony Rendon-Washington…after 2-rounds of meetings…Signs (7Y-245M) deal-average 35M-per year…Rendon joins power laded Halos lineup…hit (.319-34HR-126RBI)

Angels-Red Sox….Trade talks involving P-David Price…had (4.28-ERA) last year-spending time on the DL…has (3Y-96M) left on contract…Bosox want OF-Jo Adell and P-Gabe Canning as part of package….Can Angels budget take on addition 32M a year contract after landing Rendon.

Angels..Make contact with agents for Hyun Jin-Ryu-Dodgers and Dallas Keuchel-Braves…only willing to offer 3Y-deals to each.

 

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees…Gerrit Cole deal (9Y-324M)…full no trade clause…no deferred money…No opt outs from either side….Gives Yankees 6-veteran starting pitchers…Cole-Severino-Tenaka-Paxton-Happ-German.

Mets..Sign FA-P-Michael Wacha-ex Cardinals (1Y-9M)…coming off a year of arm problems.

Milwaukee…Sign FA-P-Josh Lindblom-spent last 3-years pitching in Korea.

Toronto..Sign FA-P-Tanner Roark-ex Reds-A’s-Washington starter..was (10-10) 4.35-ERA

Texas-White Sox…Trade-Rangers deal OF-Nomar Mazara (.261) to Chicago for prospect OF-Steele Walker.

Red Sox-Cardinals…St Louis makes contact about possible deal for P-David Price

Pirates..Sign FA-P-Hector Noesi-ex Miami.

Arizona..OF-Adam Jones signs to play for Orix Blue Wave-Japan…Longtime Orioles star hit (.260-16HR) last year.

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(Teams)

Mets-Pirates…Open trade talks..Bucs would send OF-Starling Marte to Mets for OF-Brandon Nimmo and pitching.

Twins-Miami…Minnesota discussing deal to send OF-Eddie Rosario to Marlins for prospects.

Arizona..Contact FA-P-Madison Bumgarner about possible (3Y-70M) deal
Arizona…Meet with Japanese /fa-Shogo Akuami-Seibu Lions-hit (116HRs)
Reds..Contact FA-OF-Kole Calhoun-ex Angels..hit 31HRs last year
Reds..Open contract talks with FA-OF-Marcel Ozuna-Cardinals
Texas..Open contract talks with FA-3B-Maikel Franco-Phillies
Yankees..Contact veteran FA-C-Martin Maldonado-ex Astros

Casey Kelly…Ex Padres-Red Sox prospect re-signs with LG Twins-Korea.

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(MLB)

Commissioner Rob Manfred-“State of League Address”

..Astros investigation-far from complete…will interview 60-people..review 76,000-Emails and Instagram messages…Not ready to talk about potential type of discipline….Most thorough investigation Commissioner’s office has ever done.

..Minor League Baseball…They publicly attacked a longtime partner…intentionally leaked information before we ever sat down to talk about ideas…There are ways to pay minor league players better without contracting teams

..Free agency works..Teams have committed 2B in contracts since last December-including Harper-Machado-Strasburg-Cole and more..No need to change the system.

..MLB-Union in agreement on Opioid testing program

..All MLB teams will have protective netting down all baselines.
..MLB Draft moving to Omaha right before College World Series

..We will invoke new rules for next year including:
(:20) pitch clock…26 Man Roster…15-Day DL for pitchers..3-Batter minimum for pitchers..28 Man Roster in September.

..Rawlings Baseball…Study shows some manufacturing variations led to different level of seams on balls-impacting aerodynamics..balls were not juiced.

..Oakland A’s…Committed to keep team in new stadium in the market
..Tampa Bay..Rays locked into Tropicana Lease thru 2027.

Yankees…NY Times reports Yankees payroll now to (248M) for next season…Yankees to incur 42% max tax for being over the (208M) luxury tax threshold…New York to pay between 16-and-20M tax bill for next season.

Hall of Fame….Name the late Red Sox writer Nick Cafardo and longtime White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrellson for enshrinement to the Media Wing of the Hall.

Scott Boras…Baseball super agent has signed 3-players this week, Gerrit Cole-Stephen Strasburg-Mike Moustakas to combined contracts of (633M)….He also represents Anthony Rendon-Hyun Jin Ryu among others still unsigned.

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………………(Football)……………..

(NFL)

NFL…..Not concluded investigation of Video incident in Cincinnati-Cleveland game last week….Bengals demanding NFL discipline Patriots…NFL owners request access to the video to see what the Patriots shot in that game.

New England…Bill Belichick goes off on fans…”I Hate Social Media”….”There are no cell phones on the field”…..”Who cares if you get 2,000-likes from people you don’t know.”

Patriots..LB-Kyle Van Not criticizes fans in Boston…”disrespectful to boo Tom Brady at home last weekend”

Roger Goodall…NFL Commissioner says Colin Kaepernick chose not to take part ‘incredible opportunity’ to workout infront of NFL teams…..Says NFL not concluded probe of WR-Antonio Brown because of new evidence provided in lawsuits filed against him.

Denver..Coach Vic Fangio says most coaches against possible expansion of schedule to 17-games….says he has proposal each team play the other 15-teams in conference once during season…16th game would be against a rival from other conference.

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(Schedule)

Baltimore Ravens-New York Jets….Ravens QB-Lamar Jackson-banged up-practiced just during walkthrus…..Ravens (11-2)…Jets (5-8)

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(Injuries)

Chiefs..DE-Frank Clark undergoing hospital tests for stomach issue..has lost 12-pounds in two weeks.

Saints..DT-Sheldon Rankins-out high ankle sprain.

Raiders..RB-Josh Jacobs cleared to play-coming off shoulder problems.
Carolina..Activate WR-Chris Hogan from IR list
Vikings..WR-Adam Theilen cleared to play-hamstring issues for a month
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(Roster Moves)

Carolina..Sign FA-LB-Ramick Wilson-ex Arizona
Saints..Sign DE-Noah Spence-ex Tampa Bay
49ers..Sign FA-CB-Dontae Johnson-ex Chiefs
49ers..Sign FA-WR-Jordan Matthews-ex Eagles
Saints..Sign DT-TY McGill-ex Chargers
Jaguars..Sign FA-LB-Preston Brown-ex Raides-Bengals starter

Seattle..Workout FA-RB-Nick Brosett-ex Patriots
Chiefs..Workout FA-OG-Brian Whitman-ex Browns-Dolphins

Miami..Release RB-Zach Zenner.

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(College Football)

Florida Atlantic…Hire Fired coach Willy Taggert as head coach…5th different job in 7-years.

Colorado State..Hire Steve Addazio-just fired Boston College.

UNLV..Offer head coaching job to Marcus Arroyo..Off Coor-Oregon

Liberty..Contract extension to Hugh Freeze..(13-11) in two years.
Appalachian State..Promote Shawn Clark to head coach…was OL coach

Notre Dame..Fires Off Coor-Chip Long

Arizona State..RB-Eno Benjamin files for NFL draft..(2,867Y) rushing

Oregon..QB-Justin Herbert…(4.1-GPA)…awarded 25,000-NCAA grant for post graduate studies.

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………….(Basketball)……………..

Lakers-W-Orlando (96-87)…LeBron James (25P)………LA ┬ánow (22-3)

Clippers-W-Toronto (112-92)…Kawhi Leonard (23P) in win……..LA (19-5)

Kawhi Leonard…Given NBA Championship ring in emotional ceremonies in Toronto before Clippers game.

Toronto..Says President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujuiri will remain with team-not interview for NY Knicks job.

Sacramento….C-Marvin Bagley-activated from injured list-had broken thumb in October
Lakers..F-Kyle Kozma out of lineup with on going ankle issues

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USD-W-Cal State Fullerton. (66-54)…Braun Hartsfield-F-(18P)….Held Titans (35%) shooting…..Toreros (5-7).

Wayland Baptist…NAIA G-JJ Culver scores 100-points in game…went (34-62) from floor including 12-3’s….First NAIA player to score 100 since 1954 when 6’9-Bevo Francis scored 100P for Rio Grande….Furman’s Frank Selby scored 100P in game in 1954 in Division 1 play…Alltime record is (132P) scored by G-Jack Taylor-Grinnel College of Iowa.
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………….(Hockey)…………

Gulls-L-Grand Rapids (4-3)….Gulls blow (3-1) lead at home…Matt Reed scores for Griffins with 1-and-half minutes left……Gulls scored 2-goals in (:13) in first period…then got outshot (31-21) in game in losing……AHL action on Wednesday night….Gulls (8-10-1) on season.

Kings-Ducks…Thursday matchup….Ducks (13-`14-4)…..Kings (12-18-2)

San Jose Sharks..Fire coach Peter DeBoer…Sharks in last place (15-16-2)…San Jose also fires 3-assistants on his staff.

Montreal…Legendary D-Guy LaPointe to undergo immediate surgery-cancer of tongue….Canadiens goal scoring star Guy LaFleur recovering from 2nd heart bypass procedure.

Minnesota..C-Eric Staahl-hip injury
Arizona..D-Jason Demers-sprained knee
Columbus..D-Emil Benstrom-dislocated rib

Detroit…Vote of confidence to coaching staff..despite 12-game losing streak…Red Wings not won game since November 12th.

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………….(General)………..

Presidents Cup Golf…..Opening round 4-ball in Australia…..Tiger Woods makes 6-birdies to team with Justin Thomas to defeat Marc Leishman team…but Interantional squad wins other 4-matches to take (4-1) lead in 1st day matches
..Dustin Johnson team lost by 4-strokes
..Tony Finau team lost by 2-strokes to Adam Scott
..Xander Schaufele lost by 1-stroke to Adam Hadwin
..Patrick Reed team lost by 1-stroke

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NASCAR….Driver Justin Bonnett removed from ICU after 4-days…facing 2-more surgeries…broken legs…and burns on face-neck-hands-arms from bad crash in Pensacola last weekend.

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