Thursday December 11, 2014

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  • Padres-Dodgers….Pull trigger at 3:15am on blockbuster Matt Kemp trade….San Diego acquires OF-Matt Kemp and C-Tim Fedorowicz and 30M…Dodgers pick up C-Yasmani Grandal…P-Joe Wieland…P-Zach Elfin in deal….Kemp big bounceback season last year after 5-injuries and surgery over 2-year span…Kemp (.295-career hitter…495-on base percentage bat) at Petco Park….Padres kept putting names in and out of the package, but did not want to part with reliever Alex Torres nor Jesse Hahn or Joe Ross….Dodgers made 5-player deals in span of 11-hours late yesterday and overnite
  • Padres…Were continuing to talk to Atlanta about OF-Justin Upton and to Red Sox for Yoenis Cespedes, but wanted Kemp and longterm contract to stay in San Diego….San Diego will pay Kemp 16M per year-Dodgers will pay 6M per year over next five years….Biggest acquistion for Padres since Ken Caminetti trade in mid 1990s.
  • Padres..Face 2pm-Thursday deadline on contract for South Korean P-Kwang Kim (26Y) with 3.33ERA in hitters league…
  • Padres…Talk to veteran C-Dave Ross-excellent backup-clubhouse leader.
  • Padres..GM AJ Prellar says Jed Gyorko remains at $2B-not move to $3B-so Clint Barmes can play everyday.
  • Padres…Have not made contract offer to P-Tim Stauffer.
  • Padres…Rule 5-Draft 9am-Thursday…Padres draft 11th..will likely bypass draft.
  • AJ Prellar…Meeting with media..”Getting more calls on our pitching…there are promising possibilities out there…Yes we may have to overpay to get the right deal-we have to make a decision on value-what is our breaking point…If we don’t get a bat in a trade-we can explore free agency-look what Nelson Cruz-Jose Bautista-Edwin Encanarcion turned into-there will be bats out there…I am averaging 3-hours sleep a night right now.
  • Bud Black…Meeting with media..”Getting two bats would be a world of difference for this team….Best scenario for team would be to keep top 3-arms-Cashner-Ross-Kennedy…Hope they sign Kwang Kim-deadline tomorrow-throws 90s-with strong slider…Need to determine who is leadoff hitter…Jed Gyorko doing off season training work to prevent foot-calf issues from cropping up…..Mark Kotsay-hitting coach-we will change procedures-more live pitching and hitting on field-teach situational hitting..In last year of his contract-no talks of extension-comfortable with that..has talked to ex-Cubs manager Rick Renteria ‘proud man’ he will be back in baseball soon.”..
  • Dick Enberg…Named Ford Frick winner-Baseball Hall of Fame-called it an “Oh My” minute of his broadcast career in choked up press conference..
  • Dodgers flurry of  Wednesday deals turns Baseball meetings upside down…Dodgers take on $32M in payroll with deals.
  • Dodgers-Phillies…LA acquired 36Y-$2B-Jimmy Rollins for 2-minor league pitchers-Rollins waived the no trade clause in his contract..Rollins owed 11M
    Dodgers-Marlins…LA ships SS-Dee Gordon (.289-64SB)-P-Dan Haren-10M cash-2B-Mel Rojas  to Marlins…acquire-C-Austin Barnes (.298-31HRs)..P-Chris Hatcher (60K-51inn)..P-Andrew Heaney (0-3)…2B-Enrique Hernandez (.248)….Gordon deal came 12-hours after GM said he would not deal Gordon.
  • Dodgers-Angels…LA ships P-Andrew Heaney to Angels for 2B-Howie Kendrick-owed $9.8M to complete new double play combo with Rollins.
  • Dodgers…Sign FA-P-Brandon McCarthy-Yankiees (4Y)
  • Angels-Manager Mike Scosia…P-Garrett Richards on track to rejoin rotation in May….Says pitching rotation is ‘heart of franchise’-need to find some depth…Angels looking for right leadoff man…Eric Aybar to bat second…Mike Trout is better as third hitter than leadoff man…Please with Kole Calhoun growth in batting order…P-Tyler Skaggs likely to miss 2015 season recovering from elbow surgery…Andrew Heaney becomes young rookie in rotation.
  • Angels..Trade talks with Cardinals-2B-Peter Kozma…Twins-IF-Eduardo Escobar…Rockies-utilityman Josh Rutledge.
  • Cubs..Win bidding war for P-Jon Lester (6Y-$155M) with $20M-bonus…Career record (116-67)..Joe Maddon says it is like ‘hitting lottery’.
  • Astros..Sign FA-relievers Luke Gregorson-A’s..Pat Neshek-Cardinals.
  • Phillies…Trade P-Antonio Bastardo to Pirates for minor leaguer.
  • Giants..Open talks-P-Ervin Santana-Braves.
  • Tigers…Open talks-P-Sergio Romo-Giants.
  • Minnesota..Open talks-P-Edinson Volquez-Reds.
  • Cardinals..Open talks-1B-Mark Reynolds-Breweres.
  • Orioles..Open talks OF-Chris Denorfia-Johnny Gomes.
  • Mets..Open talks with OF-Jon Mayberry-Phillies
  • Phillies…Trade talks for Cole Hamels with Boston-Giants-Dodgers..Manager Ryne Sandberg says he is ready for ‘rebuilding to begin’.
  • Giants..Open trade talks with Atlanta for OF-Justin Upton.
  • Reds..Confirm fielding offers for P-Johnny Cueto-Mat Latos-Mike Leake-Aroldis Chapman…GM-Walt Jocketty-‘one of them will be moved’.
  • Boston…Trade Talks with Baltimore for Yoenis Cespedes
  • Mets…Trade discussions for P-Dilon Gee with Texas-Rockies.
  • Boston-Arizona..Trade talks for P-Wade Miley.
  • Mets-Mariners..Trade talks for SS-Brad Miller for pitching.
  • Baltimore..Trade talks with Pirates-Brian Matusz-for-Travis Snider.
  • Seattle..Trade talks with White Sox for OF-Dayan Viciedo.
  • Texas..Trade talks with Rockies for C-Willin Rosario.
  • Boston-Phillies..Discussing trade for P-Antonio Bastardo.
  • StLouis-Brewers..Discussing deal for 2B-Ricky Weeks..
  • Baseball Rules Committee…will invoke rule changes on Manager’s challenge-make challenge from top step of dugout…Discuss rules ‘speed up game’..batter must keep foot in box between pitches…limit catchers trip to mound…Games took (3:02) all time record last season..
  • Tampa Bay owner Stuart Sternberg-reached agreement on possible buyout of lease at Tropicana Field-$37M payouts over 7-years…Rays get permission to explore new stadium in Tampa then buyuout lease St. Petersburgh.


  • NFL..Adopts new NFL-Conduct program without any input from Union…Players told they will be disciplined for any acts involving violence, threats, stalking, harassment, illegal possesion guns, drugs, alcohol, steroid, crimes of dishonesty, fraud, theft, crimes against law enforcement…..NFL has right to put players on exempt list with paid leave-till case is reviewed….Discipline to be served a after NFL investigation…Paid leave will not count as discipline time…NFL will hire a ‘Discipline Officer’ to hand out penalties…Roger Goodell will retain power to rule on appeals-but can appoint independent Arbitrator….Conviction of lst offense leads to 6-game suspension…2nd-offense-1 Year ban…NFL will consider stronger sanctions if player has past record of arrests in NFL or college..
  • Chargers..P-Matt McBriar-ex-Cowboy-goes thru lst workout..RB -Ryan Mathews does not with ankle injury from tripping incident..
  • Carolina..QB-Cam Newton released from hospital-likely out 3W-transverse fractures of back..Police-no citations in rollover accident..Driver who caused accident was pulling out of parking space-clipped Newton-no speed involved.
  • Broncos..RB-CJ Anderson-TE-Julius Thomas-WR-Demariyus Thomas limited in workouts-injuries.
  • Houston..DE-Jadeveon Clowney-out 9-months-microfracture surgery.
  • Lions..IR-Joe Fauria-reinjured foot.
  • Jaguars..IR-RB-Dennard Robinson-sprained foot.
  • Chiefs..S-Eric Berry-beginning chemo-talks to Giants LB-Mark Herzlich-about battle with cancer.
  • Washington…QB-Colt McCoy-RG3-split snaps in practice.
  • Cleveland..QB-Johnny Manziel-all first team snaps in practice.
  • Tampa Bay..Josh McCoun stays at starting QB
  • Carolina..Derek Anderson replaces injured Cam Newton at QB
  • Bills..Coach Doug Marrone gives vote confidence QB-Kyle Orton
  • Saints..Demote S-Kenny Vaccaro…K-Shane Grahame..Release-WR-Joe Morgan-who argued with Sean Payton-Drew Brees on sidelines.
  • Thursday Night Football…Rams-Cardinals..St. Louis (5-7) playing excellent defense…Cardinals battered offense with injuries
  • Ravens..RB-Ray Rice-wrongful termination grievance set for January  15th-over 35M owed on contract.
  • Patriots..RB-LeGarrette Blount-sentenced 50-hours community service work marijuana arrest in summer.

College Football

  • Oregon State…Hires Gary Anderson-Wisconsin to replace Mike Riley…Badgers have lost Brett Bielema and Anderson as head coaches in 3-year span.
  • Wisconsin..RB-Melvin Gordon-to file for NFL draft (2236Y) rushing.
  • Ohio State..Columbus police confirm 2-911 calls made from QB-JT Barrett’s apartment-domestic abuse..ex-girlfriend-pregnant-accuses him of choking her.
    Youngstown State..Offer head coaching job to Bo Pelini-ex-Nebraska



  • Aztecs-W-Long Beach State (60-59)..DeWayne Polee-JJ O’Brien combine to score last 15-points-saving Aztecs from wretched defeat…Trailed (49-41) rallied..Beach lost despite hitting 11-3’s….Aztecs (3-23) from the arc….SDSU (7-2) on season.
  • Golden State-W-Houston…Warriors off to club record (19-2) start….Houston (16-5)
  • Clippers-W-Indiana..6-in double figures..DeAndre Jordan 19-rebounds..LA (16-5)
  • Portland-L-Minnesota..Blazers (16-5) after bad road outing.
  • Dallas-W-New Orleans..Mavs (17-6) start
  • San Antonio-W-NY Knicks….Spurs (16-6)..Knicks (4-20) including (1-11) on road.
  • NYKnicks…Troubles grow…Carmelo Anthony-knee swelling.
  • Lakers..Magic Johnson hopes Lakers ‘lose every game to get into lottery’


  • NHL…Gary Bettman says there is no relocation plan in place to move any teams…Arizona-Florida committed to stay in Phoenix-Miami.
    Montreal…Funeral service-hockey royalty-Jean Beliveau-uplfiting ceremony…Guy LaFleur-Serge Savard-Yvan Cournoyer serve as pallbearers.
  • Ducks-W-Edmonton (2-1)..Ryan Kesler scores 10th goal of season…Ducks (19-6-5)..Oilers lost 12-of-13


  • Ryder Cup Task Force…Committee led by Phil Mickelson-Tiger Woods meet 4-hours discuss structure of team-how to choose captain…requirements of players.
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