Monday April 6th, 2015

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  • Padres-Braves…Blockbuster Trade…AJ Preller (doesn’t sleep-works on holidays too)…Acquires Braves closer Craig Kimbrel (185Saves-1.51-ERA) plus outfielder Melvin Upton…for Carlos Quentin-Cam Maybin-Matt Wisler-Compensation draft pick-Minor Leauger in 5-for-2 deal….Padres taking on Kimbrel contract (37M) and Upton deal (45M) in trade…Braves reportedly will DFA-Quentin-giving him 8M and releasing him…Padres payroll now nearly 110M for opening day.
  • Padres..Final roster moves..Option out Kevin Quackenbush-Brandon Mauer to AAA-El Paso…keeping backup catcher Will Nieves…May still have interest in Austin Romine-Yankees backup or an Oakland A’s catcher….Return Rule 5-P-Justin Gustave to Astros in deal.
  • Padres-Dodgers…Opening day…Clayton Kershaw-vs-James Shields….New look Padres-big hitting lineup…Cactus League (.284BA-33HR-65XBHits)…Dodgers-Life after Matt Kemp-Hanley Ramirez-Dee Gordon begins…Padres-healthiest been in years…Dodges-siege of pitching injuries in spring.
  • Padres….
  • Dodgers..Roster Cuts-send Chris Heisey-OF..Adam Libertore-P to minors..Mike Adams-P-leaves camp to consider retirement..P-David Aardsma-Sergio Santos-David Huff also sent to AAA….Keep Cuban rookie 2B-Alex Guerrero.
  • Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Scott Baker-ex-Twins-Yankees-Rangers starter
  • Dodgers..Mourn passing veteran employee Billy DeLury-spent 50y with franchise-clubhouse-travelling secretary-administrative assistant.
  • Angels..Furious at MLB decision they cannot discipline OF-Josh Hamilton for drug relapse-owe him 25M this year.
  • Angels..Option out 2B-Josh Rutledge..SS-Grant Green..P-Andrew Heaney to Salt Lake City.

– Sunday Night Opener –

  • Cubs-L-Cardinals (3-0)..Adam Wainwright (6-inn-0R)..Matt Holliday 2RBIs..Jason Heyward (3H) in St. Louis win..Cubs (0-13) Runners in scoring position.
  • MLB…14-Games on Monday schedule
  • Angels-Mariners..Jared Weaver-Felix Hernandez matchup..Halos without Josh Hamilton-Howie Kendrick…M’s-big off season deals.
  • Blue Jays-Yankees…Life after Derek Jeter begins…A-Rod returns after 1Y-suspension-will be at DH..P-Masahiro Tanaka starts despite elbow issues.
  • Red Sox-Phillies…Cole Hamels starts despite being on trading block..Red Sox-reload with new rotation-young bats.
  • Mets-Nationals..Washington picked to win National League race with super-rotation…Mets-Matt Harvey starts after elbow surgery last year.
  • Giants-Arizona..San Francisco without Panda Bear-Pablo Sandoval…new-look Diamondbacks rotation.
  • Phillies..Sign FA-P-Dustin McGowan-Dodgers.
  • White Sox..Sign FA-P-Matt Lindstrom-Angels.
  • Cardinals..Sign FA-OF-Gary Brown-ex Giants
  • Mariners..Sign FA-P-Joe Beimel-ex-Dodgers-Pirates.
  • Diamondbacks-Braves..Trade-Arizona ships P-Trevor Cahill to Braves for prospects.
  • A’s-Rays…Trade-Oakland sends P-Matt Bushman to Rays for minor leaguer.
  • Reds-Orioles..Trade-Cincinnati sends P-Michael Bowden to Baltimore
  • Arizona..Option 3B-Yasmani Tomas to Reno-signed $65M-contract out of Cuba.
  • Red Sox..Option OF-Rusney Castillo to Pawtucket-had signed $75M deal…OF-Jackie Bradley to AAA
  • A’s..Assign P-Barry Zito to Nashville.
  • Orioles..Send OF-Nolan Reimold to AAA…Release P-Ryan Webb.
  • Arizona..Release OF-Cody Ross
  • Miami..Release OF-Tyler Colvin-ex Cubs.
  • Braves..Release P-Wandy Rodriguez-ex Astros..P-Todd Coffey-ex Brewers..OF-Jose Constanza…P-Matt Capps
  • Twins..Release P-Will Ladezma-ex Padres-Tigers
  • Rockies..Option P-Rex Brothers
  • Cubs..Option OF-Junior Lake.
  • Houston..Option 1B-James Singleton
  • White Sox..Release 3B-Andy LaRoche…P-JD Martin
  • Yankees..DFA-C-Austin Romine
  • Phillies…1st round draft pick OF-Larry Green-retires after 3Y in minors.
  • Pirates..DL-P-Charley Morton-more hip issues.
  • Rangers..DL-P-Yu Darvish…P-Tanner Scheppers
  • Colorado..P-Jorge DeLaRosa-out of rotation-on going groin issues.
  • Indians..DL-P-Josh Tomlin-Surgery-Shoulder-out 4-months…P-Gavin Floyd..DH-Nick Swisher
  • Tampa Bay..DL-P-Drew Smyly..P-Alex Cobb..P-Matt Moore..SS-Nick Franklin
  • A’s..DL-SS-Josh Reddick..P-Jarrod Parker.
  • Yankees..DL-P-Chris Capuano…P-Ivan Nova
  • Milwaukee..DL-P-Jimmy Henderson
  • Boston..DL-P-Joe Kelly
  • Royals..DL-P-Luke Hochevar.
  • Phillies..DL-P-Chad Billingsley..P-Jon Pettibone
  • Arizona..DL-P-Bronson Arroyo..P-David Hernandez..P-Matt Stites.
  • Braves..DL-P-Mike Minor
  • MLB..Suspends Twins P-Ervin Santana-80G-positive test for steroids.
  • MLB..Arbitrator bans Commissioner from suspending Josh Hamilton-Angels-no positive drug test-turned himself in-no violation of drug agreement.
  • MLB..Fines Miami P-Jarrod Cosart for associating with known gambler-no evidence bet on baseball-but bet on other sports.
  • MLB..Impressed..96,000-Fans show up for 2-weekend exhibition games Blue Jays-Reds at Montreal Olympic Stadium.
  • Giants..Promote Brian Sabean-VP-Baseball Bobby Evans-GM..Bruce Bochy-contract extensions thru 2019.
  • Lon Simmons…Passes away (91Y)..Popular Giants-A’s broadcaster for 4-decades in Bay Area.


  • NCAA-March Madness….Wisconsin-vs-Duke tonite-Indianapolis…Badgers veteran big men Frank Kaminsky-vs-Kids-Jahlil Okafor-Justise Winslow…Bo Ryan’s 3-point shooters-vs-Coach K-talented freshmen guards Aaron-Andrew Harrison.
  • Kentucky…John Calipari urges freshmen to bypass NBA and come back next year after (38-1) season ended with stunning loss to Wisconsin.
  • Alabama..Offers head coaching job to Avery Johnson-former NBA coach Dallas-NJ Nets.
  • Texas..Hires Shaka Smart-Virginia Commonwealth.
  • Wichita State…Gives (7Y-$21M) extension to Gregg Marshall-coach.
  • Indiana..ESPN drops Bobby Knight as basketball analyst.
  • Clippers-W-Lakers (106-78)…Clippers led by 40P at one point in game..horrible beat-down….LA (52-26)…Lakers (20-56).
  • Golden State-L-San Antonio…Spurs build 21P-lead in game…Warriors (63-14)-suffer another strange blowout loss on road…
  • Cavs-W-Bulls…LeBron James (20P-12A-10R)…Cleveland won (31-of-38)
  • Houston-W-Oklahoma City…Wild shootout..James Harden (41P-6A) for Houston..Russell Westbrook (40P-11R-12A) for Thunder..Rockets (53-24).
  • Indiana….All Star Paul George scores 13P in comeback game from badly broken leg suffered during the summer.


  • Bucs-Redskins…Trade..Tampa Bay deals S-Dashon Goldson to Redskins for #6.
  • Bucs..Put QB-Mike Glennon on trade block-getting ready to draft Jameis Winston.
  • Lions..Sign FA-CB-Josh Wilson-Falcons
  • Colts..Sign FA-CB-Dwight Lowery-Falcons.
  • 49ers..Sign FA-LB-Nick Bellore-Jets
  • Miami..Visit-RB-Stevan Ridley-Patriots.
  • Raiders..Visit WR-Michael Crabtree-49ers
  • 49ers..May ask LB-Patrick Willis-retired-to return some 10M-signing bonus received-had 2Y-left on contract.
  • 49ers..LB-Chris Borland offers to return 435,000 of his signing bonus after retirement-concussion issues.
  • Browns..Deny report they are 90% certain to dump QB-Johnny Manziel…He is to be released from Alcohol Rehab center this week.
  • Tampa Bay..Bucs admit they had scout spy on Oklahoma State WR-Justin Blackmon for a week before draft-took him off the board-bar hopping nightly.
  • NFL..Hiring Sarah Thomas as lst female official to work regular season games.


  • LA Kings-at-Vancouver…Kings (92P)..tied with Winnipeg (92P) for last playoff spot…Calgary (93P).
  • Winnipeg-at-Minnesota..Must win game for Jets also.
  • NYRangers-Columbus…New York (107P)-tied with Anaheim Ducks for top spot in playoff race..Rangers 4G-left..Ducks 2G-remain on schedule.
  • Montreal…Canadiens won last nite (106P)..lurking right behind Ducks-Rangers.
  • Montreal..Mourns passing of legendary C-Elmer Lach-played on line with Toe Blake-Rocket Richard (97Y)..played 1940-1954 with Habs.


  • Masters..Tiger Woods shoots (74) in practice round-says he will play at Augusta…Ends 9W-layoff from Pro Tour with injuries-putting-chipping issues.
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