Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on October 7th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres…Fire Manager Jayce Tingler after 2-seasons on job…Shortest tenure since firing Larry Bowa in 2nd year in late 1980s….Tingler (116-106) in regular season…Club crushed by injuries and under-achieving players…finished season (12-36)…Tingler failed to stop 4-different extended losing streaks that wrecked pennant hopes including stretches of (2-9)..(2-12)…(4-16)…(1-11)…

Padres ask Tingler to remain in organization…Is owed 950,000 on what would have been final year of contract.

Padres…Tingler called it ‘honor’ to manage Padres…Bitterly Disappointed team fell short in playoff race…Says team has bright future

Padres…GM-AJ Preller press conference comments:
..We have a good core of players in place-now add to them
..There will not be major changes on the roster
..Coaching staff free to look at other jobs
..Want manager with experience
..Want manager to execute vision of organization
..Responsibility falls on my shoulder
..Expectation we should be playing in October
..This year was an aberration

Padres owner Peter Seidler comments:
..AJ Preller’s job is not in jeopardy
..He will hire the next manager
..We will not be impulsive
..Clubhouse was not professional during losing
..We need to pull the rope the same way
..I need to evaluate what needs to be changed

Padres…Names of interest on list…ex-Giants-Padres Manager Bruce Bochy…ex-Orioles-Yankees-Diamondbacks manager Buck Showalter…ex-Texas manager Ron Washington…Bench Coach Skip Schumacher…Dodgers coach Bob Geren.

Padres…Saddled with 142M in contract commitments to next year and a wide variety of untradeable contracts…Facing huge pay hikes to Joe Musgrove-Jake Cronenworth-Mark Meloncan.


Dodgers-W-Cardinals  (3-1)…Chris Taylor hammers 2R-HR in bottom of 9th with 2-outs to give Dodgers (3-1) win..LA moves to National League Divisional series with Giants….Taylor had been in (9-73) slump…..NL Wildcard game..Pitching duel right from the start…gritty performance from Max Scherzer (4.1-inn-1R)….strong performance by Adam Wainwright-Cardinals..allowed 1R…both bullpens dominant in game….Cardinals first run on wild pitch…Dodgers tied game on Justin Turner HR….Bullpens combined for 9-innings of shutout ball in game…Cardinals’ Tommy Edman 3Hits..2-Stolen bases-3 big defensive plays.

(Schedule)…ALDS-begins Thursday

Red Sox-Tampa Bay
White Sox-Houston
(MLB Notes)

Yankees…Manager Aaron Boone does not know his status…Yankees fail to get to World Series for 12th year in a row…Boone has (328-218) record in NY (.601) winning percentage.

Cubs..Fire Mike Borzello-Asst pitching coach
Twins..Remove Edgar Varlera-hitting coachy..Kevin Moran-infield coach..Bill Evans-bench coach

Mets…Meet with Theo Epstien about becoming President of Baseball Operations…no offer extended yet.

Colorado…Reportedly ready to offer big money contract extensions to free agents P-Jon Grey and SS-Trevor Story.

MLB…Informs Minor League baseball-all minor leaguers must be vaccinated for 2022 season.

Matt Vasgercian…Leaving ESPN Sunday night baseball to do more Angels games in 2022

Chargers..Sign FA-DT-Andrew Brown-ex Houston Texans
Chargers..Lose CB-Brandon Facyson-signs with Raiders
(Schedule)..Thursday Night Game

Rams-at-Seattle….Rams coming off blowout loss to Arizona are (3-1)…Seahawks (2-2)

(NFL Notes) Urban Meyer…’no intention of resigning-despite off field issues with video on social media for bar incident.’

(NFL Roster Moves)

Patriots-Carolina..New England deals former Pro Bowl CB-Stephen Gimour to Carolina for 6th round draft pick…Panthers take on (7.8M) contract.

Dallas..Release former starting LB-Jaylon Smith..Cowboys take (9.2M) cap hit

Patriots..Sign FA-LB-Jaime Collins=-ex Lions
Atlanta..Sign FA-S-Shawn Williams-ex Bengals
Lions..Sign FA-OG-Parker Ehrlinger-ex Chiefs
Raiders..Sign FA-CB-Brandon Facyson-ex Chargers
Saints..Sign FA-K-Codey Parkey-ex Browns-Bears
Packers..Sign FA-CB-Rasul Douglas-ex Arizona

49ers..Release RB-Kerryon Johnson-Chris Thompson
Texans..Release WR-Anthony Miller-ex Bears

Saints..workout FA-RBs-Lamar Miller…Duke Johnson..Brian Hill

Browns..had 13-veteran players miss Wednesday practice, or limited, by injuries as they prepare for game with Chargers in LA.

Washington…IR-TE-Logan Thomas-out 4W-hamstring
Saints..IR-RB-Tony Jones-knee issue
Vikings..Lose DT-Michael Pierce-elbow issue
Lions..IR-OC-Frank Ragnow-toe
Atlanta..IR-CB-Isaiah Oliver-torn ACL-gone for year
Washington..WR-Curtis Samuel-groin issue
Raiders..RB-Peyton Barber-turf toe

76ers…Inform holdout G-Ben Simmons he is being docked (360,000) game check for each preseason and regular season game he misses.

Suns..Inform C-DeAndre Ayton they are not offering him ‘max contract’ (5Y173M)….Source-Do not consider him ‘elite player at his position’


Buffalo…confirm they are sharing ‘medical information’ on neck injury and surgical options with other NHL club-possibly opening way for trade of holdout C-Jack Eichel.

Kings…Lose highly regarded C-Quentin Byfield with fractured ankle after check into boards on Monday night preseason game..

San Jose..NHL confirms it is investigating report F-Evander Kane used fake vaccine chard during his NHL physical….already under investigation for gambling issues and domestic abuse case with ex-wife.

Vancouver..GM-Jim Benning under fire for poor preseason..losing twice to expansion Seattle Kraken team.

Arizona…Coyotes sign veteran FA-F-Alex Galchynyuk-ex Toronto..

Ducks..Put veteran F-Alex Vokov on NHL waivers
Ducks..Send 4-more players to San Diego Gulls including D-Axel Anderson..F-Buddy Robinson..D-Brogan Rafferty.

Forbes Magazine….Lists richest owners in sports
..1-Steve Ballmer-Clippers (96.5B)
..2-Dan Gilbert-Cavaliers (30B)
..3-Rob Pena-Memphis (19B)
..4-Steven Cohen-Mets (16.8B)
..5-David Tepper-Carolina Panthers (16B)
..6-Philip Anschutz-Kings (10.8B)
..7-Stan Kroenke-Rams (10.7B)
..8-Jerry Jones-Cowboys (9B)
..9-Shad Khan-Jaguars (8.5B)
.10.-Robert Kraft-Patriots (8.3B)
(Soccer)…Team USA-vs-Jamacia…Thursday night World Cup qualifying game…USA (1-02) ..but will play without veteran star Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna..Jon Brooks with injuries….18-year old star goal scorer Ricardo Pepi will start for US.
Indy Car…Jimmie Johnson goes thru first qualifying session in Indy Car Rookie program…delayed by 3-rain delays…Does not complete trials…

Indy Car…Rahal Letterman confirms 2X-Indy 500 driver Takuma Sato is leaving team-contract expired.

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