Tuesday December 9th, 2014

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  • Padres-Dodgers…Padres GM-AJ Prellar wraps up lst day at Winter Meetings…revisited trade talks with teams he started discussing deals with at GM meetings….Discounts national media reports they are close on Matt Kemp deal…
  • Talking 20-deals with 20-Teams but never know when phone call will close trade…Must upgrade offense-but says it does not mean an OF-could be any position…..Not afraid to deal within NL West…
  • Will meet tomorrow with agent for Korean pitch Hyun-Kim-deadline approaching to sign him….Kim did visit Petco Park….Says Petco Park dimensions should not be part of a player’s decision-value on contract-relationship with organization-buying into franchise gameplan…
  • Padres are prepared as group-for all scenarios-know needs of other teams and how to matchup talent in trade.
  • Sources at Winter Meetings say Padres are pushing hard for Matt Kemp trade…Yasmani Grandal-Alex Torres for Kemp…Dodgers will pay 30M of contract-meaning Padres will inherit 5Y-77M of deal.
  • Padres-Texas..Talk Andrew Cashner trade for Elvis Andrus…Rangers want Tyson Ross instead.
  • Padres-Red Sox..Talk Ian Kennedy for Yoenis Cespedes-but that would be just a 1-year rental.
  • Padres-Atlanta…Talk Justin Upton for young pitching but Upton (14.5M) would be 1-year rental also.
  • Padres-Reds…Talk Jay Bruce for Ian Kennedy..Reds want to be blown away by an offer before moving him.
  • Dodgers…Talk to Phillies about Cole Hamels trade..no mention if Kemp might be part of that deal.
  • Jon Lester…Met Friday night with Red Sox owner John Henry…met with Giants manager Bruce Bochy and C-Buster Posey…Dodgers interested if they can move Kemp contract….Reports from meetings-Lester might make decision on Tuesday.
  • White Sox…Sign P-David Robertson-Yankees closer (4Y-$36M)
  • White Sox-A’s…Trade-Chicago acquires P-Jeff Samardzija…for package prospects…
  • Chase Headley…Yankees reject demands for 4 or 5Y contract…Giants very interested.
  • Jason Hammel…A’s pitcher to sign with Cubs (2Y-$20M).
  • A’s-Indians..Trade..A’s ship 1B-Brandon Moss (25HR) to Tribe for 2B-Joey Wendle.
  • Texas..Sign FA-P-Scott Barnes-Orioles.
  • Pirates..Sign FA-P-Josh Lindblom-A’s.
  • Blue Jays..Sign FA-OF-Chris Collabello-Twins.
  • White Sox..Sign FA-C-Rob Brantley-Miami
  • Angels..Sign FA-OF-Mark Krauss-Astros
  • Red Sox..Release-IF-Jemile Weeks.
  • Tigers-Red Sox.. discussing Ric Porcello-Yoenis Cespedes deal.
  • Nationals-Angels..discussing Howie Kendrick-Ty Clippard trade.
  • Mets-Arizona…NY rejected Noah Syndegaard deal for Didi Gregorious.
  • White Sox…refused let GM-Kenny Williams interview for Blue Jays President’s job.
  • Hall of Fame…No veteran players from Golden Era ballot get enought votes for enshrinement.  Dick Allen (11) Tony Oliva (11) Jim Kaat (10)…needed 12 votes to get in….Executive committee says  75% vote is ‘absolute’


  • Chargers..Coach Mike McCoy remains defiant he did not make mistake by failing to go for lst down on 4th and 4-at 50 with 6-minutes left in game with Patriots…Was down two scores…McCoy said defense was playing so well-believed they could get another 3-and-out and get ball back with all therir timeouts….National media refer to him at Mike McNorv-over cautious decisions in crunch time.
  • Chargers…P-Mike Scifres-surgery-broken collarbone-out 4W..
  • Chargers…Search for FA punter…Robert Malone..Matt McBriar..Sav Rocca amongst those available.
  • Chiefs..S-Eric Berry-Immediate chemo for Hodgkins-Lymphoma in chest..doctors say treatable-cureable.
  • Cardinals..CB-Antonio Cromartie-MRI-hoping Achilles strain…already lost Tyrann Mathieu…IR-RB-Andre Ellington-sports hernia.
  • Bears…WR-Brandon Marshall released from hospital after 3-days-broken ribs-kidney bruise-gone for year.
  • Dolphins..S-Louis Delmas-torn ACL-knee.
    Titans..QB-Zach Mettenberger-re-sprained shoulder-out for year.
  • Redskins..QB-Colt McCoy-MRI-neck injury…RG3-may start.
  • Bills…Release WR-Mike Williams-off field distractions.
  • 49ers…LB-Ahmad Brooks-deactivated after missing team meeting
  • Redskins..London Fletcher-former star-says Def Coordinator Jim Haslett islost trying to run his defense…Coach Jay Gruden is overwhelmed with job.
  • Browns…Coach Mike Pettine says decision coming on QB-change by Wednesday…Brian Hoyer (8-Int-4G)…sentiment start Johnny Manziel.
  • Carolina…QB-Cam Newton facing fine for triggering big brawl with Cam Jordan-Saints in early stages of blowout game.
  • Heisman Trust..Invites Marcus Mariota-Oregon..Amari Cooper-Alabama..Melvin Gordon-Wisconsin to Saturday award’s ceremony.
  • Youngstown State…asks ex-Nebraska coach Bo Pelini for advice on coaching search…Pelini-Youngstown native.
  • TCU…in rage at Big 12 Conference for not having a tie breaking rule for conference champion and no playoff after getting snubbed from 4-team playoff.


  • Washington-W-Boston..Old fashioned (133-132) game..12-players double figures..Wizards shot 52%-Celtics 46%..2-teams went (57-66) free throw line.
  • Cavaliers-W-Brooklyn…LeBron James and team won 7-in row
  • Toronto-W-Denver…Raptors (16-5)
  • Clippers-W-Phoenix (121-120_Great shooting nite.Blake Griffin (45P)-game winning 3 with (:05)…Suns hit 16-3’s..G-Eric Bledsoe (27P-11R-16A)
    Golden State-W-Minnesota…Warriors (18-2)
  • Sacramento Kings …C-DeMarco Cousins hospitalized viral meningitis.
  • Lakers-Sacramento tonite…LA (5-16)..(2-9) home.
  • San Antonio (15-5) vs Utah.
  • Memphis (16-4) vs Dallas (16-6)
  • Portland (16-4) vs Detroit.NYKnicks..GM-Phil Jackson being criticized for ‘cone of silence’ as team staggers to (4-17) start…’hasn’t improved culture nor team.’


  • Ottawa…Fires Coach Paul MacLean after (11-11-5) start..promotes Dave Cameron to head coach job.
  • NHL Board of Governors…Meeting in Florida..may discuss NHL expansion…Quebec-Seattle-Las Vegas pushing league for timetable.
  • LAKings at Buffalo tonite…Kings (14-8-5).
  • Calgary (17-9-2) vs Toronto.
  • Vancouver (18-8-6) vs Montreal (17-10-2)
  • NY Islanders (19-8) vs Minnesota.
  • Ducks…Corey Perry undergoes MRI-knee injury.


  • NASCAR..Tony Stewart to have 4
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