Padres..Owner Ron Fowler apologized to fans for collapse of team…said end of season was his worst 2-and-half years of ownership…Says heads will roll if the team does not win in 2020.
Padres….Players clean out clubhouse after awful end to season…Losing (15-of-17) games…went (25-46) second half of year…plunge into last place with (70-92) season despite taking payroll up to 132M. Team finishes in last place for 20th time in club history…Rookie pitchers made 68-starts this year-most in majors…Average age of roster (26Y-5-months) youngest in baseball…-Players believe there will be roster changes in off season in addition to hiring of new Manager.
..Manny Machado..”We played like s–t….I looked like s–t-but I never shut it down..We need more pieces-frontline pitcher…another bat”
..Eric Hosmer..”Everyone will earn their playing time in 2020″
..Austin Hedges…”This is a bitter taste-everyone expected better”
..Matt Strahm…”No more of this player development s–t…Screw development…You can sell it to the fans-cannot sell it to the players”
..Craig Stammen..”Veterans hate to forfeit seasons in their career…We must demand more from everyone….We need a level of accountability…Attitude second half of season not same as first half…Players have to play better-we didn’t”.
Padres…Managerial search adds another name…longtime Dodger Tim Wallach-who was coach on Miami Marlins staff this past year.
Padres…OF-Hunter Renfroe to have surgery on foot for bone spur after finishing year with (.216) batting average.
Padres..Will draft 8th in opening round of next year’s June draft.
Padres..Franchise is 112-games below .500 since Ron Fowler bought team.
Dodgers…Decision time on post season roster…what to do with P-Rich Hill coming off knee and forearm injuries.
Angels..Fire Manager Brad Ausmus after 1-season on job…Went (72-90) this year with team suffering tragic death P-Tyler Skaggs….Loss of 4-pitchers to injuries…6-regular lineup players had surgery or spent extended time on the disabled list….Ausmus (319-332) as manager of Angels-Detroit.
Milwaukee-Washington…Tuesday night…Brandon Woodruff-vs-Max Scherzer…Brewers without sluggers Christian Yelich-Ryan Braun.
A’s-Tampa Bay…Wednesday night play-in game..Pitchers-Sean Mananea-vs-Charlie Morton.
Angels..Expected to offer manager’s job to Joe Maddon-ex Cubs-Tampa Bay.,,Madden has career record (1,252-1,067)
Phillies..Meeting to discuss future Manager Gabe Kaplar after 2-non playoff seasons.
NYMets..No decision on future of Manager Mickey Callaway.
Orioles..Fire VP-Baseball Operations-Brady Anderson.
Pirates..Expect to interview Omar Visquel-White Sox..Derek Shelton-Twins..after firing Clint Hurdle-career record (735-720).
Cubs…Will interview David Ross-Mark Loretta for vacant job following Joe Maddon dismissal.
Angels..Fire pitching coach Mike Butcher.
Arizona…Remove bench coach Jerry Narron.
Seattle..Fire pitching coach Paul Davis..bullpen coach Jim Brewer…3B-coach Chris Prieto.
Reds..Fire 5-minor league managers and coaches, including Billy Hatcher..Jody Davis and Jeff Fassero.
Tigers..Dismiss bench coach Steve Liddle…replace him with Lloyd McClendon to work on Ron Gardenhire staff..
St Louis…Post-Dispatch beat writer Derrick Goold saves life of videographer who had heart attack in Cubs dugout on Sunday…Gave CPR to save man’s life.
MLB…Attendance..Drew 68,400,000 this year…lowest mark in 16-years…Attendance has dropped 14% since 2007.
MLB…Finish year with record (6,776) home runs..
MLB…Pace of play rockets..games went from (3:00:44) to (3:05:39) all time high
MLB..Astros finish 107-wins..Dodgers 106..Yankees 103…Twins 101.
MLB..Tigers 114-losses..Orioles 108..Miami 105..Royals 103
MLB..Red Sox-Cubs-Indians-Rockies fail to get back to playoffs.
Chargers…Lose LB-Melvin Ingram-3W-hamstring injury
Chargers..TE-Sean Caulkins-gone for year torn achilles tendon.
(Monday Night Football)
Steelers-W-Bengals (27-3)…Pittsburgh defense 8-sacks of Andy Dalton..held Cincinnati to (175Y) offense…RBs-James Connor-Jaylen Samuels combine for (207APY)…QB-Mason Rudolph (24-28) 229Y in win…Steelers (1-3)…Bengals fall to (0-4)…
Raiders..NFL suspends LB-Vontaze Burfect for year for vicious helmet to helmet spearing hit on QB on Sunday…It is 14th discipline incident against Burfect in his career.
Baltimore…Awaiting suspension CB-Marlon Humphrey for choking incident of Browns WR-Odell Beckham.
Antonio Brown…has filed 9-grievances with NFL Union against Patriots-Raiders for failure to make payments of workout bonuses..roster bonuses and 2019-salary.
Redskins.Coach Jay Gruden denies he was ordered to insert QB-Dwayne Haskins into Sunday loss to Giants by owner Daniel Snyder…said he feared QB-Case Keenum would further injure foot-that’s why changed QB.
Rams..Coach Sean McVay-defends play calling…Rams only gave ball to star RB-Todd Gurley five times in blowout loss to Tampa Bay.
Broncos..Lose LB-Brad Chubb for year with torn ACL
Bills..Doctors put QB-Josh Allen in concussion protocol.
Bears..QB-Mitch Trubisky out 3-to-6 weeks-shoulder separation
Dallas…LT-Tyron Smith-ankle injury
Raiders..OG-Jordan Devery-torn pectoral
Eagles..CB-Avonte Maddox-sprained neck
Tampa Bay..WR-Brett Perriman-hamstring
Rams..LB-Bryce Hager-shoulder..S-Taylor Rupp-hamstring
Eagles-Falcons..Trade…Philadelphia deals S-Jon Cyprien for LB-Duke Riley of Falcons.
Jaguars..Turned down Eagles offer for #1-#1 for S-Jalen Ramsey.
Arizona..Release S-DJ Swearing
Ravens..Sign FA-LB-LJ Fort-ex Steelers
Houston.Sign FA-S-Mike Adams-ex Carolina
Giants..Sign FA-DE-Chris Peace-ex Chargers
49ers..Sign FA-S-Teez Tabor-ex Jets
Colts..Release S-Jalen Collins
Purdue..Lose QB-Elijah Singular for year-broken collarbone
Texas..Legendary RB-Ricky Williams puts Heisman Trophy up for sale..wants 500,000.
California..Goernor Gavin Newsom signs bill legalizing “Fair Pay-to-Play” Act…California collegiate athletes can receive pay for endorsements starting in 2023….NCAA says it will take legal action saying it would destroy the competitive balance of college athletics if certain schools could created inducements to get recruits…Pac 12-conference says it is against the proposal….NCAA committee will unveil plans in October how to deal with ‘Players Rights’.
Baylor..Gives Coach Matt Rhule contract extension thru 2027…Bears off to (4-0) start.
Clippers..Confirm G-Paul George will miss the first month of the season…recovering from double shoulder surgery…one on rotator cuff..the other labrum.
Golden State…C-Willie Cauley-Stien will miss all of preseason coming off foot surgery..could be out another 8-weeks.
Milwaukee…Star F-Giannis Antetokounmpou says questions about his impending free agency is disrespectful to organization in season…Bucks preparing (5Y-253M) max contract extension.
Anaheim Ducks…Coach Dallas Eakins brought team to practice in Poway on Monday-Tuesday to bond….Eakins pleased with Ducks camp..admits final roster cuts will be tough because team has so many young players knocking at the door….Says he has not had to “Sell a change of culture” to his players…Says Ducks will be “Hungry-Humble-Hard to Play Against”.
LA Kings..Announce 1st round pick D-Tobias Bjonfot will start season in NHL not go back to Sweden.
Ducks..Put veteran F-Daniel Spong-Sam Carrick on waivers..can now send the to San Diego in final roster cuts.
Vancouver…Put F-Nic Goldobin on waivers to send to Utica-AHL
Edmonton..Put F-Sam Gagon on waivers-will send to Bakersfield.
Las Vegas..Lose C-Alex Tuch-shoulder injury
Carolina..D-Jake Gardiner-out of workouts-back tissue
Washington..RW-Tom Wilson expected to be suspended-tried to swing stick at players on Carolina Hurricanes bench.
San Jose..F-Evander Kane facing suspension for slashing stick and hitting official and pushing ref in heated argument.
Calgary..Sign FA-F-Zach Rinaldi-ex Nashville.
Edmonton..Release F-Anton Burdaov-to sign in Russia.
Pittsburgh…Informing D-Jack Johnson he may be traded in salary cap move before opening night.
American Hockey League….Vote to add Palm Springs as expansion team in 2021…will be top farm club of Seattle expansion team…Move gives American Hockey League 32-teams…will play in newly built 10,000-seat arena.
Gulls-Ontario Reign…AHL exhibition game…Tied (1-1) in 2nd Period at Press Time.