Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on December 7th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres-Yankees…Closing in on a 5-for-2 deal with New York
..Juan Soto-Trent Grisham go to Yankees for 4-pitchers-1 catch
..P-Michael King (4-8) 2.75-ERA in NY
..P-Drew Thorpe (14-2) 2.52-ERA in Class A
..P-Jhonny Brito (9-7) 4.28 in NY
..P-Randy Vasquez (2-2) 2.87 in NY
..C-Kyle Higashioka (.236-10HR) in NY

Padres..Clear combined (38M) payroll by moving Soto-Grisham..created a monster hole in LF and lose Gold Glove centerfielder…Padres have about (56M) in budget space to fill out roster and pitching staff if trade goes thru..Deal was still under review with medical records as of Wednesday night.

Padres-Yankees…Execs left Nashville on Thursday with deal yet to be completed…Yankees GM-Brian Cashman and staff left Wednesdaynight

Padres..MLB Network analysts critiqued the trade:
..Last year was devastating-San Diego did not win
..They failed in every spot in batting order
.Roster did not fit energy level..never connected as a team
..Should have traded Soto at the deadline-would have gotten more
..Padres wound up parting with Soto and 8-total players to get 4-young pitchers
..Wasted 2-full years of the careers of Machado and all that pitching
..Team terrible in situational hitting-Schildt must fix it
..They have to replace 70-starts from that rotation

Padres..Preparing a (5Y-50M) offer to Korean CF-Jung Hoo-Kim of Kieboom…hit (.310) last year…Giants-Mets also in running

Padres..Select 3-players in Rule 5-draft
..2B-Clay Dungan-ex Royals..(.273) in AAA-career minor leaguer
..P-Stephen Kolek-ex Mariners..(3.76-ERA) in AAA
..P-Omar Cruz-ex Pirates..(1-4) in AA ball.
Dodgers..President Andrew Friedman…’All cleared up-comments by Dave Roberts about 3-hour meeting with Shohei Ohtani last Friday at Dodgers Stadium…Dodgers cancelled fans tours of Stadium and closed Gift Shop during Ohtani visit.

Dodgers..bypassed any players in Rule 5-draft
Angels..Sign FA-P-Luis Garcia-ex Padres..(1Y-4M) deal
Angels..Sign FA-P-Adam Cimber-ex Cardials-Tampa Bay
Angels..Drafted 1B-Eric Wagamann-ex Yankees in Rule 5-draft
Angels..Drafted P-Ryan Miller-ex Red Sox
(Roster Moves)

Orioles..Sign FA-P-Craig Kimbrell (1Y-14M)..ex Phillies
Houston..Sign FA-C-Victor Caratini-ex Brewers (2Y-12M)
Royals..Sign FA-P-Dan Altavilla-ex Mariners-Padres-Red Sox
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Dennis Santana-ex Mets
Washington..Sign FA-1B-Juan Yepez-ex Cardinals
Mets..Sign FA-P-Michael Tonkin-ex Braves

Braves-Pirates..TRADE..Atlanta sends P-Marco Gonzalez to Bucs for minor leaguer

Royals-Houston..TRADE..Royals send P-Dylan Coleman to Astros for P-Carlos Mateo.
(MLB Notes)

Shohei Ohtani…Reports from Japan he will announce on Sunday which team he signs with.

Mets..Owner Steve Cohen met early this week with Japanese FA-P-Yosh Yamamoto in Tokyo

Yankees..Monday meeting with FA-P-Yosh Yamamoto-Japan
Yankees..Announce DJ LeMahieu will play 3B next year
Yankees..Payroll expected to go to (283M) once Soto=Grisham trades completed

Hall of Fame…Names Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione and Texas writer Gerry Fraley as members of the Hall of Fame.


(Thursday Night Football)

Steelers-Patriots…Pittsburgh (7-5)..New England (2-10)…Backup QBs Bailey Zappe-Mitch Trubiskey will face each other..Both teams with enormous offensive problems…Patriots have scored 16-TDs in 12-game…averaging (290YPG)..only converted 33% on 3rd down..Steelers offense has thrown only 8-TD passes in 12-games-now without QB-Kenny Pickett

(NFL Notes)

Jets..Move QB-Zach Wilson back into starting job…has been benched 4X in career…Has (71-QB rating) in his career….Career (21TD-25Int-4Fu-105-QB sacks) in 32 games

Chargers..OC-Corey Linsley not likely to return this season..being treated for heart virus.

Dallas..Coach Mike McCarthy undergoes surgery-acute appendix…still hopes to coach this weekend vs Eagles

Carolina..Report coaches wanted to sit rookie QB-Bryce Young but over-ruled by owner David Tepper…Young is (1-10) as a starter….9TD-9Int-7Fu-44 sacks) with QB ratings (73)

Bills..LB-Von Miller returns to practice…was arrested last weekend in Texas on domestic abuse charges during bye week.

Vikings..Reinsert QB-Josh Dobbs as starter…Last 2-games (2TD-5Int-5 sacks-4 fumbles) in back to back losses.

Fox TV…Season high (27.7M) viewers…for Sunday’s 49ers-Eagles blowout win
(Roster Moves)

Rams..Sign FA-K-Mason Crosby-ex Packers..has I(395) career field goals

Bills..Activate TE-Dawson Knox..CB-Kaiir Elam from IR
Chargers..Activate WR-Josh Palmer from IR
(College Football)

Aztecs…3-more players enter Transfer Portal…Now 18-appy to transfer
..OT-Drew Azzopardo..4th starting OL to file to leave
..OG-Rambo Magio
..LB-Vai Kaho

Wyoming..Coach Craig Bohls retires..led Cowboys to 6-bowl games
Wyoming..Promote Def Coord=-Jay Sawvel to head coach
New Mexico..Hires Bronco Mendenhall-ex BYU-Virginia coach (135-81)
Middle Tennessee State..Hire Derek Mason-ex Vanderbilt
Texas AM..Hire Collin Klien as Off Coord-ex Kansas State

Kentucky…Lands QB-Brock Vandergiff..transfer from Georgia
Louisville..QB-Tyler Shough transfers in from Texas Tech

Lakers-New Orleans Pelicans…Semifinal game NBA Cup Tourney-Thursday
Indiana Pacers-Milwaukee Bucks…Other semifinal game

Clippers-Denver…LA led (61-57) at halftime at Press Time…Wednesday game…Denver hit 8-3’s in first 12-minutes jumped out to 15-point lead…Clippers roared back with strong 40-point second quarter, ripping off an (11-0) run in 2nd quarter…Nikola Jokic missed 8-shots in a row..Clippers (9-10) heading into the game

Dallas beat Utah Jazz by 50-points in terrible blowout..Luka Doncic (40-10R-11A) in Mavs win
San Antonio loses 15th in a row..falls to (3-17)
Pistons..Losing streak is 18-in a (2-19)..Des Bane 49P in Memphis win

Adam Silver..NBA Commissioner says league moving towards expansion, possibly as early as 2026…league interested in Las Vegas-Seattle

USD-L-Utah State (108-81)…Aggies scored 53P in opening half…shot 61%-poured it on in 2nd half in lopsided win..Toreros had 23-fouls…Aggies hit 23-free throws i win….USU now (8-1)…USD falls to (6-4)…Wednesday night


Gulls-W-Milwaukee Admirals (5-2)….Gulls score 3-in opening period on road…Rookies Ben King-Owen Zellweger-Nikita Nestorenko all scored for Gulls…win 2nd time on this 5-game road trip…AHL action-Wednesday

Kings-at-Montreal..Thursday game…LA (15-4-3)
Ducks-at Chicago…Anheim won just 1-of-last 9i games..Thursday

Toronto..D-John Klingberg-surgery-hip issue
Maple Leafs..Callup G-Martin Jones from AHL-Marlies

San Jose..Activate F-Nico Sturm..Filip Zedina from injured list


English Premier League-Scoreboard: Wednesday
..Manchester City-L-Aston Villa…Leon Bailey goal in 1-0 upset win
..Manchester United-V-Chelsea..Scott McTominey 2-goals for Man U
..Liverpool-W-Sheffield..Virgil Van Dij key goal
..Fulham-W-Nottingham Forest..5-0 win
..Bournemouth-W-Crystal Palace..Game winner in 91′
..Brighton-W-Brentford..2-1 victory
..Wolverhampton-W-Burnley..Hwang Chong game winner
..Arsenal-W-Luton Town..Declan Rice score 97′ for Gunners win


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