Hacksaw’s Headlines-Friday

Posted by on December 8th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres…Have 58-M in budget space to fill holes on roster following trade of Juan Soto-Trent Grisham to Yankees.  Padres need LF-CF-2 starting pitchers…Sources 4-pitchers obtained from the Yankees will fill out back of rotation and bullpen needs.

Padres-Boston…Trade talks for 2B-Jake Cronenworth for pitching

Padres..Will look at OF-Jakub Marsee for starting CF-job..hit (.274-AA)..then (.391) in Arizona Fall League
Dodgers-Milwaukee…Report LA looking at a bigger trade..Brewers would offer P-Corbin Burnes and SS-Willy Adames in a package that would cost the Dodgers SS-Gavin Lux..C-Diego Cartaya and a pitching prospect.

Dodgers-Tampa Bay..Open trade talks for Rays P-Tyler Glasnow
Dodgers-White Sox..Still discussing deal for Sox P-Dylan Chase
Angels-Toronto..Trade talks continue for P-Alek Manoah
Angels..Sign FA-P-Adam Cimber-ex Cleveland-Toronto
Angels..Had already signed FA-relievers P-Luis Garcia-Adam Kolarek
(Roster Notes)

Arizona..Sign FA-P-Eduardo Rodriguez-ex Tigers (4Y-80M)..(13-9) record
Reds..Sign FA-3B-Jemier Candelario-ex Cubs-Washington (3Y-45M)
Washington..Sign FA-3B-Nick Senzel-ex Reds
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Erasmo Ramirez-ex Seattle
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Jake Cousins-ex Miwaukee
Royals..Sign FA-P-Sam Long-ex A’s..P-Ty McDuffey-ex Cubs
Braves..Sign FA-P-Angel Perdomo-ex Pirates

Yankees..Open talks with FA-P-Jordan Hicks-ex Cardinals-Blue Jays
Red Sox..Open talks with FA-2B-Adam Frazier-ex Pirates-Seattle
Red Sox..Open talks with FA-2B-Ahmed Rosario-ex Mets-Cleveland
(MLB Notes)

Yankees..Brian Cashman says Juan Soto trade makes sense…’In Steinbrenner era..we want the best players in baseball to play in New York’

Baltimore Sun…Reports the Carlyle Financial Group has opened talks to purchase the Orioles from the Angelos family..Peter Angelos (94Y) bought the team in 1993

Cleveland..Longtime OF-Vic Davalillo passes away (84Y)..Gold Glove-All Star winner..also played for Angels

Chargers-Broncos…Bolts (5-7)..Denver (6-6)..Justin Herbert (3,038Y-20TD-6Int-95QBR)..WR-Keenan Allen (102Rec)…LB-Khalil Mack (15-QB sacks)…Chargers defense ranked #29..Denver has won 5-of-6..QB-RussellWilson (21TD-7Int-99QBR-36 sacks)…Broncos defense is #31..Broncos have beaten Kansas City-Green Bay-Buffalo-Cleveland.

Bills-Kansas City..Buffalo lost 4-of-6..Defense has 41-sacks-21-takeaways..Josh Allen led offense (383YPG)…Chiefs have lost 3-of-5…Offense has 20-turnovers…Defense has 39-sacks.

Cowboys-Eagles…Dallas has won 6-of-7…QB-Dak Prescott (26TD-6Int-108QBR)..WR-CD Lamb (13YPC)…Defense giving up (287YPG)-38 sacks..QB-Jalen Hurts (3425APY-31TD)..WRs-AJ Brown-Davontae Smith combined (145Rec).

Tampa Bay-Atlanta..Falcons QB-Desmond Ridder (8TD-14 Tovers)
Lions-Bears..Lions averaging (400YPG) on offense
Colts-Bengals..Indianapolis has won 4-games in a row
Jaguars-Browns..CJ Beathard takes over at QB replacing Trevor Lawrence
New Orleans-Carolina..Taysom Hill may replace injured Derek Carr
Houston-Jets..Texans won 4-of-5..QB-CJ Stroud (20TD-5Int-101QBR)
Ravens-Rams..Rams won 3-in a row..Balt defense (273YPG-47QB sacks)
Vikings-Raiders..Josh Hobbs stay at QB..Raiders lost 4-of-6..QBs 17-Int
49ers-Seattle..Seattle lost 3-in row..Niners (391YPG)..Def (36 sacks-21 tovers)
Titans-Miami..QB-Tua Tagovailoa (3,457Y-24TD)..Dolphins #1 Off (428YPG)
Packers-Giants..Green Bay 3-wins in a row..Jordan Love (22TD-10Int)
(Thursday Night Football)

Patriots-W-Steelers (21-18)..QB-Bailey Zappe (240P-3TD)..TE-Hunter Henry 2TD receptions…New England built (21-3) lead..held off comeback…Mitch Trubisky (145P-30R-1TD-1 Int) in loss…New England (3-10) now…Pittsburgh (7-6)

(NFL Notes)

Buffalo..Coach Sean McDermott ‘under fire’ for telling players in training camp speech that the “9/11 terrorists had teammwork-were on the same page-orchestrated the attacks that were a success”…McDermott apologized to the media on Friday for use of 9/11 as an example of how to communicate.

Jacksonville..Former Jaguars employee indicted for stealing over 22M over 4-years using a computerized credit card system involving team finances

Seattle…S-Jamal Adams personally attacked 2-NFL writers who cover the NY Jets for criticism on social media…Adams removed the posts from social media..

Carolina..TE-Hayden Hurst confirmed he has ‘Post Traumatic Amnesia’ the aftermath of a November concussion.

Colts..DE-Al Muhammad hit with 6-game PED suspension

Chargers..Coach Brandon Staley opens ‘competition’ for starting RB job..may bench RB-Austin Ekeler in favor of Josh Kelly.

49ers..Longtime NFL kicker Robbie Gould retires after 18-year career…had (447FG) in career with Bears-San Francisco
(Roster Moves)

Packers..Sign FA-RB-Kenyan Drake-ex Carxdinals
Saints..Release S-Daniel Sorensen-ex Chiefs

(College Football)

Army-Navy…Both teams (5-6) on season…Army led by QB-Bryson Dailey (1,676APY-13TD)…Middies RBs rushed for over (2,200Y) this year.

(1AA Playoffs)
..Furman (10-2)-at-Montana (11-1)..Friday game
..South Dakota State (12-0)-vs-Villanova
..North Dakota State (10-3)-vs-South Dakota
..Albany (10-3)-vs-Idaho (9-3) at Kibbie Dome-Moscow

(Division II Playoffs)-Semifinals
..Colorado Mines (13-0)-vs-Kutztown State (12-2)
..Harding-Arkansas (13-0)-vs-Lenoir Rhyne (13-1)

(Division III Playoffs)-Semifinal
..Cortland State (12-1)-at-Randolph Macon (13-0)
..North Central-illinois (13-0)-at-Warburg-Iowa (13-0)
(College Notes)

Heisman Trophy…to be Awarded Saturday night..Finalists are QB-Michael Penix-Washington State..Bo Nix-QB-Oregon..Jayden Daniels-QB-LSU…WR-Marvin Harrison-Ohio State

Jayden Daniels..LSU-QB-Named AP College Player of the Year..had (4946APY) accounted for 50TDs-leading LSU to (9-3) season

Duke..Offers head coaching job to Manny Diaz-Def Coord-Penn State…ex-Miami Hurricanes head coach

James Madison..Hires Bob Chesney-head coach…was a Holy Cross College.

Colorado..Coach Deion Sanders struggling as off season begins…has lost 5-assistant coaches…has just 8-players committed..had ahad 4-decommits…2-veteran OL head to transfer portal…Buffaloes lost 7-of-last 8-games


Lakers-W-New Orleans….Lakers blowout Pelicans in Thursday NBA tourney game-moving to finals…Lakers led (110-71) in 4th quarter in press time…LeBron James went (8-for-10) in first half…Lakers hit 11-3’s in first half…LA used a (43-15) spurt in 3rd quarter to build a 39-point lead

Indiana-W-Milwaukee…Pacers survived combined (61P) from Giannis-Damian Lillard to win semi final in NBA Cup tourney to move to finals vs Lakers.

Bulls..Lose G-Zach LaVine-out 4W-fractured foot

Aztecs-UCI..Saturday game..SDSU (7-2)
USD-Arizona State..Saturday game..Toreros (6-4)



Gulls-at-Rockford…Friday-Saturday AHL-road games

Kings-W-Montreal (4-0)..Quinton Byfield 2-goals in LA win..Thursday game
Ducks-L-Chicago (1-0)…Hawks G-Petr Mrazek 37-saves…Ducks are (1-10) in last 3-weeks…..Thursday game

Kings-at-NY Islanders-Saturday
Kings-at-NY Rangers-Sunday

Ottawa..Lose D-Thomas Chabot-4W-hip issue
Boston..D-Derek Forbort placed on Long Term IR

Blue Jackets-Sabres..TRADE..Columbus deals F-Eric Robinson for #7 pick
Toronto-Flyers..Leafs trying to trade for D-Rasmus Ristolainen
Seattle-Montreal..Habs shopping G-Josh Allen


English Premier League-Top weekend games:
..Arsenal (11-1-3)-vs-Aston Villa
..Manchester City-vs-Luton Town..City winless last 4-games
..Liverpool (10-1-4)-vs-Crystal Palace

..Hot Spur-L-West Ham…James Ward Prouse game winning goal
..Everton-V-Newcastle..Everton scores 3-goals in 15-minutes

MLS…Fines LAFC franchise (100,000) for lack of secruity during playoff game…let fans bring fireworks-flares after playoff win.


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