Hacksaw’s Headlines-Christmas Day

Posted by on December 25th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres…Enter Christmas break without making deal to acquire front line starting pitcher….

Padres-Boston….Friars unwilling to take on 30M-contract of P-David Price-Boston unless Red Sox take back Wil Myers 20M a year deal…Boston unwilling to pay upwards of 15M a year to get someone to take on Price contract..in a swap for prospects….Padres payroll at 144M right now.

Padres…Facing competition now to re-sign FA-P-Craig Stammen…Reds-Astros-Cardinals-Royals among teams to make contact with Stammen.

Padres-Indians….San Diego facing fierce competition from Dodgers in bid for P-Mike Clevinger of Cleveland.

Padres-Pirates…Trade talks for OF-Starling Marte stalled because Pittsburgh wants 3-top prospects instead of C-Austin Hedges and young pitcher…Marte making (12.5M) a year.

Dodgers…LA Times criticizes Andrew Friedman for not being willing to go to 4Y-80M to retain Hyun Jin-Ryu coming off career year…and failing to close any significant off season free agent acquisitions.

Angels…Halos stunned at inability to close deals to land Madison Bumgarner-Hyun Jin-Ryu-Dallas Keuchel after missing out on Gerrit Cole.

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(Roster Moves)

Arizona..Sign FA-OF-Kole Calhoun-ex Angels..(2Y-16M)..(.232-33HRs)

Mets..Sign FA-P-Dellan Betances-ex Yankees-missed most of season with shoulder impingement…had (2.22-ERA) prior 4-years.

A’s…P-Raul Alcantra signs with Doosen Braves-Korea
Brewers..2B-Tyler Saladino-signs with Samsung Lions-Korea
Indians..Former closer Cody Allen has workout for 19-teams in Dallas.

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(Teams)

Texas..Hire Doug Mathis-bullpen coach-ex Toronto
Pirates..Hire Glen Sherlock-catching coach-ex Mets

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……………(Football)……………

Chargers…..Private talks about franchise tag QB-Philip Rivers for 2020 on 1-year extension while trying to fix troubled roster for next year.

Rams…Veteran S-Eric Weddle says he may retire after next weekends final game of season….Rams out of playoffs.

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(Roster Moves)

Seahawks..Sign FA-RB-Marshawn Lynch…had (6,347Y-57TD) rushing over 4-year span with Seattle before becoming free agent
Seahawks..Sign FA-RB-Roy Turbin-ex Colts

Saints..Sign FA-CB-DeShawn Shead-ex Seahawks
Eagles..Sign FA-TE-Richard Rodgers-ex Packers
Eagles..Sign FA-WR-Deontay Burnett-ex Washington State
Steelers..Sign FA-QB-JT Barrett-ex Redskins
Bengals..Sign FA-LB-Sharif Finch-ex Titans
Cowboys..Sign FA-LB-Ray Ray Armstrong-ex Miami
Miami..Sign FA-RB-Samaje Perine-ex Redskins
Miami..Sign FA-RB-Myles Gaskins-ex Washington Huskies

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(Injuries)

Seattle..Put RBs Chris Carson-CJ Prosise-Rashaad Penny on IR with season ending injuries

Rams..Lose CB-Jalen Ramsey-knee injury
Steelers..IR-QB-Mason Rudolph-neck injury-needs 5W-recovery
Eagles..IR-CB-Ron Darby-hip
Vikings..LB-Eric Kendricks-out quad injury
Cowboys..IR-OG-Xavier Su’a Filo-knee

Houston..Activate DE-JJ Watt from IR-Pectoral injury

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(Teams)

Arizona..Report ownership has met to discuss shakeup on assistant staff of 1st year coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Rusty Hilger…former star QB-Oklahoma State-passes away (57Y) cancer…played for 6-NFL teams as backup.

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(College Football)

Hawaii Bowl….Hawaii-W-BYU…(38-34)…QB-Cole McDonald throws 24Y-TD pass with (1:17) left to rally Rainbows to come from behind win….McDonald (493P-4TD) in win…1st Hawaii win against BYU since 2001…ad first bowl win ever against Cougars……..Christmas Eve Game.

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……………….(Basketball)……………

Lakers-Clippers….Christmas Day matchup….LeBron James-Anthony Davis will play despite nagging injuries….Lakers lost 3-in town….Lakers (24-6)…Clippers (22-10)

Cleveland-Utah…Trade..Cavs deal G-Jordan Clarkson to Jazz for G-Dante Exum and #2-#2 picks.

Utah..Release F-Jeff Green.

Bulls..Lose G-Max Struss-torn ACL-needs 8-months rehab

David Fizdale..Fired Knicks coach-hired as in studio analyst by ESPN.

UCLA…Coach Mick Cronin reprimanded by Pac 12-Conference for criticism of officials in blowout loss to North Carolina….said “Officials took first half off”…mocking disparity in fouls called in game.

NBA…pushing formation of Mid-Season tourney with its teams…Proposing to Union that winner of tourney would get an additional 1st round draft pick…Players would get 1M bonus each…Coaches 1.5M bonus pool also.

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…………….(Hockey)…………….

NHL…Off for Christmas Night…
..Kings-San Jose on Friday night
..Ducks-Las Vegas on Friday night

San Diego Gulls…off for Christmas…
..Gulls play Ontario Reign both Friday-Saturday in AHL action

Kings..Call up F-Martin Frk from Ontario Reign-AHL…had (14G-23P) in 26 games in AHL…Former Carolina Hurricane forward.

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