Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on December 7th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres…NY Post reports Padres made (10Y-350M) offer to FA-SS-Trea Turner but it included large amounts of deferred money…NY Times reports the Padres also offered a shorter (5Y-175M) deal…Both rejected though they averaged (35M) per year.

Padres…Continue talks with Red Sox FA-SS-Xander Bogaerts-possible (5Y-150M) deal…Hit (.292-15HR) last (30Y) old…Opted out of Boston contract-rejected a (1Y-30M) extension.

Padres..Open talks with FA-C-Christan Vasquez-ex Red Sox-Astros
Padres..Open talks with Mets FA-P-Seth Lugo
Padres-Miami..Trade Talks continue about P-Jesus Luzado-Pablo Lopez

Dodgers…President Andrew Friedman says he continues to explore free agent market for pitching-shortstop and one outfielder…Dodgers reportedly 101M below Luxury Tax Threshold.

Dodgers..Contact veteran FA-OF-Andrew Mccutcheon-ex Pirates-Brewers-Phillies

Dodgers…Reject request Cody Bellinger of (1Y-20M) contract

Dodgers…Continue to bleed pitching..losing FA-relievers Chris Martin..Tommy Kahnle..Andrew Heaney-Craig Kimbrel… in last 48-hours.

Angels…Add 5th new player to roster-FA-P-Carlos Esteves-ex Rockies
(MLB Notes)

Giants…AP reports offer to Yankees FA-OF-Aaron Judge (9Y-360M)-40M year
Yankees…Have not heard from Judge since Sunday meeting with owners
Cubs..Meet with FA-SS-Carlos Correa-ex Twins
Cardinals..Meet with FA-C-Will Contreras-ex Cubs
Yankees..Contact with FA-OF-Brandon Nimmo-ex Mets

Mets..Contact FA-OF-Kevin Kiermeir-ex Tampa Bay
Phillies..Interested in FA-P-Sean Manaea-ex Padres..Taijuan Walker-ex Mets
Marlins..Meet with FA-3B-Justin Turner-ex Dodgers
Tampa Bay..Meet with FA-1B-Dominick Smith-x Mets

Cubs..Sign FA-OF-Cody Bellinger-ex Dodgers (1Y-17.5M)..took cut from 19M-
Cubs..Negotiate with FA-P-Jameson Taillon-ex Yankees
Texas..Sign FA-P-Andrew Heaney-ex Dodgers (2Y-25M)
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Taijuan Walker-ex Mets (4Y-71M)
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Matt Strahm-ex Red Sox
Cleveland..Sign FA-1B-Josh Bell-ex Padres..(2Y-15M)
Giants..Sign FA-OF-Mitch Haniger-ex Marines..(3Y-43M)

A’s..Sign FA-2B-Jace Peterson-ex Braves
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Vince Velasquez-ex Phillies
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Tommy Kahnle-ex Dodgers
Orioles..Sign FA-OF-Nomar Mazara-ex Padres
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Jarin Garcia-ex Giants
Mets..Sign FA-P-Tommy Hunter-ex Phillies
(MLB Notes)

MLB Draft Lottery for #1 pick:


Chargers….Statistical analysis of Offensive Line devastating erosion blocking:
..QB-Justin Herbert…Last 4-games 18-sacks..26 hits..41-pressues
..Herbert pressured on 45% of passes in last four games vs SF-KC-Az-LVegas
..LT-Jam Salyers-4 games..6-sacks-6-pressues-1 penalty
..RT-Forrest Sarrell..2-games..1-sack…10-ptessures..1 penalty

Rams..Sign FA-QB-Baker Mayfield after release from Carolina Panthers….had (6STD-6 Int-19 sacks) with Panthers…went (1-5) as a starter.
(NFL Notes)

Titans..Fire GM-John Robison…was there 7Y…5X playoffs..(66-43) record
49ers…Plagued by injuries..has already used 7-of its recalls from IR

Dallas..Owner Jerry Jones says Cowboys will not sign FA-WR-Odell Beckham without a workout…Club concerned about his physical-might not be ready to play till 2023.

Houston..Report QB-Deshaun Watson approached Texans owner Cal McNair before game…wife Hannah McNair turned her back on Watson…she has been advocate for female victims of domestic abuse.

Colts..staff meeting to discuss benching QB-Matt Ryan after 4-turnover game
Washington..Ron Rivera says Carson Wentz returns as backup QB

Ravens…QB-Lamar Jackson has strained PCL in back of knee
49ers..QB-Jim Garoppolo does not need foot surgery-not Lisfranc injury
(Roster Moves)

Lions..Sign FA-QB-Josh Dobbs-ex Browns-Steelers
Saints..Release WR-Kevin White-ex #1-pick
(College Football)

NCAA-Transfer Portal-opened on Monday…(790)-players filed first day…as of Tuesday evening (1,015) were in portal.

UCLA…lands first transfer…Cal LB-Olu Oladejo
West Virginia..QB-JT Daniels to transfer…3rd time in portal
Washington..QB-Mike Penix will return for 2nd year as starter

UNLV..Hires Barry Odom as head coach…Last 3Y-Def Coord-Arkansas..former head coach Missouri (25-24)

Nebraska…New coach Matt Rhule hires Rams assistant Jake Peetz-Off Asst…ex Carolina assistant Terrance Knighton as DL coach

Lakers-L-Cleveland (116-102)…Donovman Mitchell (43P) for Cavs…LeBron James (28P)…Anthony Davis leaves after 8-minutes with case of flu……Tuesday game…(10-13)

Lakers-at-Toronto..Wednesday game
Clippers-at-New Orleans…Clippers (14-11)

Golden State..Calls up C-James Wiseman from NBA-G League…averaged (15P-10R) in 6-games in rehab outings.

New Mexico State…Suspends F-Mike Peake till University completes investigation of shooting incident in which Peake shot a New Mexico student in self defense after being shot in a targeted dorm attack

Brittany Griner…LA Times reports WNBA star, a political prisoner, has been transferred to the 1K-2 Penal colony in Moldavia, a series of 21-prisons some 300-miles SE of Moscow.

Ducks-Carolina..Tied (3-3) in 3rd period at Press Time….Tuesday game…Anaheim (6-17-3)

Kings-W-Ottawa (5-2)….Vic Arvidsson 2-goals for LA……Tuesday game

Ducks..Sign FA-F-Jacob Megna-ex Colorado Avalanche
Colorado..Lose F-Nathan McKinnon-shoulder
Penguins..D-Chris Letang cleared to begin skating-had stroke last week
Oilers..Activate F-Kail Yamamoto from IR list
Vancouver..Calls up D-Chris Solanin from AHL-Abbottsford
Las Vegas..C-Jack Eichel -hip injury
Montreal..Lose C-Sean Monahan-upper body injury

(World Cuo)

Portugal-W-Switzerland (6-1)..Goncarlo Ramos 3-goal hat trick-Portugal
Spain-L-Morocco (3-0)…Morocco converts 3-penalty kicks in upset win

Team USA…Earns 13M in prize money for getting to Knockout Round…Each player gets 294,000-bonus…Under Equal Pay program..USA Womens team will receive equal pay from USSF

Tennis…Legendary tennis coach Nick Ballattieri passes away (91Y)…Coaches Venus-Serena Williams…Monica Seles…Maria Sharapova..Andres Agassi-Jim Courier.



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