Friday December 12th, 2014

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  • Padres…Matt Kemp arrives in town after trade with Dodgers to meet Front Office-Baseball Staff…Padres will pay $16M-per year for next 5-years-Dodgers will pay $6M per year of contract…in essence used the Chase Headley-Josh Johnson salaries from last year to fund the acquisition…Kemp-career hitter (.322-BA-.495 Slug Percentage) at Petco Park…Padres made blockbuster deal without giving up any of their top 4-starting pitching-Kennedy-Cashner-Ross-Hahn or blue-chip minor league P-Joe Ross-Matt Wisler..
  • Padres…Fail to sign South Korean P-Kwang Kim..Dispute over salary and slot on guaranteed 40-man roster spot…San Diego gets $2M-posting bid back.
  • Padres…Bypass players in Rule 5-draft..did Draft SS-Juan Gambo-Mets in AAA draft.
  • Dodgers..Come home from Winter meetings after making 5-deals…make all deals without moving blue-chip minor leaguers Joc Pederson-Corey Seager-Julio Urias.
  • Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Brandon McCarthy-Yankees (4Y-$48M)
  • Dodgers-Phillies…Trade-SS-Jimmy Rollins..LA ships P-Zach Elfin-Tom Windle to Phillies.
  • Dodgers-Angels…Trade-2B-Howie Kendrick…LA sends P-Andrew Heaney to Halos.
  • Dodgers-Miami…Trade 2B-Dee Gordon..P-Dan Haren..SS-Mel Rojas to Marlins for 4-minor leaguers.
  • Dodgers…Bypass Rule 5-draft…did select 4-players in AAA-draft for farm system.
  • Angels-Rockies..Trade..Halos get 2B-Josh Rutledge for P-Jairo Diaz
  • Angels-Cubs…Halos acquire 2B-Taylor Featherstone in Rule 5-deal.
  • Angels…Sign FA-P-Scott Snodgrass-White Sox.
  • Boston-Arizona..Trade-Sox get P-Wade Miley for P-Rubby DeLaRosa-Alan Webster.
  • Boston-Detroit..Trade-Sox get P-Ric Porcello for OF-Yoenis Cespedes-P-Alex Wilson-P-Gabe Spier.
  • Cincinnati-Miami..Trade-Reds ship P-Mat Latos to Marlins for P-Anthony DeSclafain-C-Chad Wallach.
  • Cincinnati-Detroit..Trade-Reds send P-Alfredo Simon to Tigers for P-Jon Crawford-SS-Eugenio Suarez
  • Miami-White Sox..Trade-Marlins send P-Dan Jennings to Chicago for P-Andre Rienzo.
  • Washington-Texas..Trade-Nationals deal P-Ross Detwiler to Rangers for two minor leaguers.
  • Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Justin Masterson-P-Cardinals.
  • Twins..Sign-FA-P-Erwin Santana-Braves (4Y-$54M)
  • Cardinals..Sign-FA-1B-Mark Reynolds-Brewers.
  • Royals..Sign-FA-1B-Kendrys Morales-Twins
  • Mets..Sign-FA-OF-John Mayberry-Blue Jays.
  • Marlins..Sign-FA-2B-Scott Sizemore-Yankees.
  • Texas..Sign-FA-P-Anthony Bass-Astros.
  • Mets-Rockies..NY rejects Troy Tulowitzki trade proposal-not take on ($115M) contract-give up Noah Syndegaard-Dillon Gee in same package.
  • Mariners-White Sox..Continue trade talks OF-Dayan Viciedo.
  • Giants..Open contract talks P-James Shields..2B-Asdrubal Cabrera.
  • Rule 5-Draft
  • Phillies..Draft-P-Andrew Oliver-Pirates
  • Orioles..Draft P-Logan Verrett-Mets.
  • Braves..Draft-P-Dan Winkler-Rockies.
  • Texas..Draft 2B-DeLino DeShields-Astros.
  • Arizona..Draft-C-Oscar Hernandez-C-Tampa Bay


  • Chargers-Broncos…Showdown Sunday-Denver (10-3)..San Diego (8-5)…Bolts (3-5) vs teams with winning record
  • Denver..Averaging (405YPG) offense..Peyton Manning (3910Y-36TD)…105-QB Rating-3rd best in league..Manning struggled last 2-games throwing for (179-173) last two starts…Last 6G-Manning (8-Interceptions-6QBX)…Broncos 4th rated offense…Denver (33TD) Red Zone-2nd in NFL…Denver defense (38QBX-19 takeaways)..allowing just (311YPG)…Manning is (4-1) vs Chargers since move to Denver…..Bolts just (1-4) at home vs Broncos last three years.
  • San Diego..Chargers offense dropped to 20th ranking…(336YPG) offense..Philip Rivers (3407-26TD)-QB rating dropped from 118-midseason to 100 in 6-weeks…RB-Branden Oliver-averaging 2.4YPC-last six games…San Diego defense only (19QBX-15-takeaways-13G)…allowing opposing teams convert 46%-3rd downs
  • Injuries…RB-Ryan Mathews-DE-Corey Liuget both missed practice again-ankle…Denver TE-Julius Thomas-RB-CJ Anderson-limited participation practice.
  • Pittsburgh-at-Atlanta..Steelers need road win to stay in AFC-North wildcard race.
  • Green Bay-at-Buffalo…Aaron Rodgers 35-TD passes this year.
  • Cincinnati-at-Cleveland..Johnny Manziel debut at QB for Browns.
  • 49ers-at-Seattle..Seahawks (9-4) could knock San Francisco out of wildcard race.
  • Dallas-at-Philadelphia…Both teams (9-4) in battle in NFC-East..Tony Romo (2510P)-DeMarco Murray (1606R).
  • Giants-at-Washington…Colt McCoy likely to start at QB for (3-10) Redskins.
  • Miami-at-New England..Patriots (10-3) can knock Dolphins out of race.
  • Raiders-at-Kansas City..Chiefs (7-6) need to win out to get wildcard spot.
  • Houston-at-Indianapolis…Colts (9-4).
  • Jacksonville-at-Baltimore…Ravens (8-5) must win games here on out.
  • Tampa Bay-at-Carolina…Cam Newton misses game with auto accident injuries.
  • Jets-at-Tennessee…Both teams (2-11)
  • Minnesota-at-Detroit..Lions seeking 10th win of season.
  • New Orleans-at-Chicago…Saints (5-8) faltering badly.
  • Cardinals-W-Rams (12-6)..Arizona loses QB-Drew Stanton knee injury…Survives with 4FGs-and-defense…Cardinals held Rams to 5-straight 3-and-outs…held them (15Y-on-16 plays in 2nd half…game had 6-field goals and 16-punts…Rams went 21-minutes without a lst down…Cardinals now (11-3)
  • Falcons..WR-Julio Jones misses another workout-hip.
  • Redskins..QB-Colt McCoy goes thru full workout-no neck problems.
  • Green Bay..RB-Eddie Lacy-limited workout-hip
  • Bengals..LB-Vontaze Burfect needs 2nd knee scope.
  • Bears..IR-LB-DJ Williams-knee.
  • Cowboys..DT-Josh Brent-ailing-calf.
  • Vikings..IR-LB-Matt Mauti-knee.

College Football

  • Heisman Trophy….Marcus Mariota-Oregon-QB-likely winner over Alabama WR-Amari Cooper…RB-Melvin Gordon-Wisconsin…QB-Jameis Winston-Fla State.
  • Army-Navy…Game in Baltimore…Black Knights (4-7)..Middies (6-5).
  • 1AA Playoffs..Eastern Washington (11-2)-vs-Illinois State (11-1)..NDakota State (12-1)-vs-Coastal Carolina (12-1) top games.
  • II-Playoffs..Concord-Minnesota-vs-Minnesota State (13-0)…West Georgia-vs-Colorado-Pueblo in semifinals.
  • III-Playoffs..Mt Union (13-0)-vs-Wesley (12-1)…Wisconsin-Whitewater (13-0)-vs-Linfield-Oregon (11-1) in semi-finals.
  • UNLV..Hires legendary high school coach Tony Sanchez-Las Vegas Bishop Gorman.
  • Tulsa..Hires Phil Montgomery-Baylor Offensive Coordinator.
  • Wisconsin..AD-Barry Alvarez will coach team in Outback Bowl after Gary Anderson quit to take Oregon State job.
  • North Carolina..Fires-Vic Koenning-Defensive Coordinator.


  • Lakers-at-San Antonio…Lakers (6-16)..Spurs (16-6)
  • Clippers-at-Washington…LA (16-5)…Wizards (15-6)
  • NYKnicks-vs-Boston…Knicks (4-20)
  • Cavaliers-L-Oklahoma City…Cavs 8-game win streak snapped…LeBron James-knee swelling-sat out game.
  • Houston..C-Dwight Howard returns tomorrow-missed 10-games with knee problems-plasma platelet injection.
  • Lakers..Kobe Bryant goes on teammates after bad practice…cursing them out..calling teammates ‘soft’..reason lost 20-games.
  • NBA..Considering cutting preseason in half-play just 3-games…Open regular season 10-days early to better schedule 82-games.
  • USD-W-UCSB…Guards Johnny Dee-Chris Anderson combine for 35P in win…Toreros now (5-5).


  • LAKings-W–Ottawa…Jon Quick 32-saves in road win…Kings play in Montreal tonite
  • Ducks-at-Edmonton on Saturday…Oilers have lost 13-of-14-games.
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