Padres..GM-AJ Preller refutes Media Reports he is attempting to trade 1st baseman Eric Hosmer who has (3Y-59M) left on his contract.
..We can have championship team in SD with Eric Hosmer at 1st base
..Best version of us is with you at 1st base
..Core of leadership in clubhouse.
Padres..AJ Preller in 20-minute meeting with media:
..Team chemistry-end of season left a bad taste in our mouth
..These guys enjoy being in tht clubhouse and with each other
..Not going to flip this rtoster..just add a right piece or two
..Getting our health back is huge..Different voices in clubhouse will help
..Hitting coach who can connect with players..practice-meetings-conversations
Padres..P-Mark Melancon could be on move…Phillies make contact with relief ace.
Dodgers…On brink losing SS-Corey Seager…Yankees preparing contract offer.
Angels..Make contact with FA-P-Jon Gray-Rockies and P-Marco Stroman-Mets.
Angels..Sign FA-FA-OF-Aaron Whitfield-ex Twins
Yankees..Preparing to make FA-offers to SS-Corey Seager-Dodgers and Carlos Correa-Astros
Yankees-A’s..Open trade talks about 1B-Matt Olson-due (12M) this year
Mariners..Contact FA-3B-Kris Bryant-ex Giants
Cardinals..Will put in bid for Japanese FA-P-Nick Martinez-Soft Bank Hawks-had (1.60-ERA)
Union-Owners…headed to Baseball shutdown December 1st…Source tells MLB Network…”Atmosphere as bad as I have ever seen it”
Scott Boras…Agents talks to press:
..Braves World Series win tainted by tanking franchises
..MLB has Competitive Cancer-allows teams to tank
..Easter Bunny brings rotten eggs
Washington..OF-Juan Soto..recovered from Covid..got vaccine.
Texas..GM-Chris Young-team will take payroll from 51M to 100M
Hank Aaron Award..Given to Blue Jays Vlad Guerrero (48HRs-.601 Slug Percentage..On Base .401)…Phillies Bryce Harper (1042 On Base..615-Slug Percentage)
Texas..Hire Tim Hyers-Hitting coach-ex Red Sox
Cubs..Hire Greg Brown–Hitting coach-ex Tampa Bay
Chargers..CB-Asante Samuel begins 2nd week in concussion protocol…CB-Michael Davis-still out hamstring…CB-Alohi Gilman-ankle…Surgery CB-Ryan Smith.
Minnesota..RB-Dalvin Cook being sued for domestic violence injuries suffered by girlfriend last November..suffered concussion-arm injuries…Cook says ex-girlfriend broke into his apartment-hit him, attacked two others and vandalized apartmennt and asked for 1M payment.
Cincinnati…Adam ‘Pac Man’ Jones sentenced to 180-days in jail for assault in a bsr.
Dallas..Off Coord-Kellen Moore turns down opportunity to interview for vacant TCU coaching job.
Browns..Waived 3M-termination fee in Odell Beckham contract to let him become a free agent immediately.
Browns..Sign FA-RB-Brian Hill-ex Falcons
Denver..Sign FA-LB-Avery Williamson-ex Jets
Lions..Sign FA-WR-Josh Reynolds-ex Rams
Houston..Sign FA-RB-Royce Freeman-ex Denver
Vikings..Sign FA-DE-Nate Orchard)-ex Bills-Seattle
Vikings..Sign FA-DT-TY McGill-ex Colts-Lions
Saints..Sign FA-RB-Josh Adams-ex Eagles-Jets
Saints..Workout FA-RB-Kerryon Johnson-ex Lions
Raiders..Workout FA-WR-Marquise Lee-ex Jaguars
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-TE-Darren Fells-ex Lions
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-WR-Breshad Perriman-ex Bears-Lions
Titans..Sign FA-QB-Kevin Hogan-ex Washington
Arizona..Sign FA-WR-Darius Shepard-ex Washington
Carolina..Sign FA-OG-Patrick Omameh-ex Ravens-Raiders
Carolina..Release QB-Josh Love-ex San Jose State
Bengals..Sign FA-LB-Clay Johnston-ex Carolina
Carolina..QB-Sam Darnold has fracture of scapula
Bengals..CB-Chidobe Aquzi-Covid issue
Denver..OT-Bobby Massie-knee sprain
Denver..Surgery-OG-Grahame Glasgow-broken leg
Chiefs..Activate OT-Kyle Long from IR
Chiefs..Activate RB-Clyde Hellaire from IR
Vikings..OG-Dakote Dozier-hospitalized-breathing issues-Covid
Vikings..29-players tested for close contact Covid issues
Patriots..Activate OT-Trent Brown from IRX
Nebraska..Head coach Scott Frost took 1M-paycut to retain job
Florida International…Fires AD-Pete Garcia
Florida International..Head coach Butch Davis says he is not retiring
TCU..Interviews Deion Sanders-Jackson State for head coaching job
TCU..Asks permission to interview Louisiana coach Billy Napier
TCU..Asks permission to talk to SMU head coach Sonny Dykes
College Football Playoff Poll:1-Georgia..2-Alabama..3-Oregon..4-Ohio State..5-Cincinnati..6-Michigan…7-Michigan State…8-Oklahoma…9-Notre Dame…10-Oklahoma State
Mid American Conference..decides not to expand..were talking to Western Kentucky-Middle Tennessee State
Aztecs..K-Matt Araiza named semi finalist for Ray Guy punting award.
Lakers-W-Miami…(120-117) overtime…Wild shootout…Game had 33-lead changes and 14-times…Lakers trailed by 11-then rallied with (13-2) spurt in 4th quarter to force overtime
..Russell Westbrook hits 2-jumpers to get team to overtime
..Malik Monk comes off bench (10-13) shooting 27-points
..Anthony Davis (22P)
..Lakers hit 17-3’s in win
..Lakers survived 22-turnovers
..Miami missed 5-free throws in overtime-fail close game
NBA..Suspends Denver C-Nikola Jokovic 1-game (210,000 Fine) for flagrant foul that led to brawl in Miami game…Fines Miami F-Markieff Morris (50,000)..Jimmy Butler (30,000) for their part in on court incident.
NY Knicks..F-Julius Randle pledges $500 for each 3-point basket he makes for scholarships for Earl Monroe’s Charter School in the Bronx.
Portland..Report Blazers may talk to ex-Cetics GM-Danny Ainge about front office job if GM-Neil Olshey is terminated.
Suns…Video surfaces owner Robert Sarver makes sexist slur jokes at public speaking function
Knicks..Lose F-Nerlins Noel-knee..Mitch Robinson-ongoing hip injury
Aztecs..Sign recruits..6-7-F-Elijah Sanders-Phoenix..6-2-G-Miles Byrd-Stockton
UCLA..MRI on injured knee C-Chris Riley-got hurt in season opening win
Ducks…GM-Bob Murray resigns to enter an alcohol rehab center…Had been with Ducks since 2005…and GM since 2014..Was under investigation for workplace violations over the last couple of years…Rebuilt Ducks franchise..was foundation for rebirth of AHL-San Diego Gulls.
Gulls-W-Henderson (6-3) -AHL action…Gulls exploded for 4-goals in first period infront of more than 10,000 fans at Sports Arena…D-Axel Anderson goal and assist in first period..San Diego (3-5)
Ducks-at-Seattle..Thursday night game..Anaheim has won 5-in a row
Kings-at-Ottawa..LA won 6-in a row
Vancouver..Sends D-Travis Hamonic-to AHL-does not have vaccine..cannot leave Canada to play games
Colorado..lose F-Nathan McKinnon-knee issue-out 3W
Seattle..Activate F-Jared McCann from Covid list
Chicago..Lose F-Brandon Hagel-shoulder issue
Ottawa..F-Josh Brown-becomes 6th player to go on Covid list this week
NY Islanders..F-Leo Komarov on waivers-to sign to play in KHL
USA…No decision on whether Chelsea star Christian Pulisic can start on Friday vs Mexico in World Cup qualifier…has had ankle issues for 2-months.
Indy Car..AJ Foyt team signs Indy Light Champion Kyle Kirkwood to drive full schedule next year in Indy car.