Hacksaw’s Headlines–Monday

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

…….(Baseball)……..

Padres…Manny Machado continues to take Batting Practice-Fielding Drills..could play first exhibition game mid week.

Padres…Manny Machado…”San Diego-So Perfect”…”Deal Came Together in 10-days”

Padres…AJ Preller..”His career projectory is superb….Elite bat-Elite glove…He fits like a glove in our lineup”

Padres..Owner Ron Fowler says the club has sold 1.1M in additional tickets since signing Machado last week.

Padres..Reports San Diego in contact with FA-P-Dallas Keuchel,,,(76-63) 3.66-ERA in career…Wanted (5Y-90M) deal….Rejected Astros (17.9M) tender offer….Padres would give up draft pick if they signed him.

Dodgers..P-Clayton Kershaw shutdown from throwing for a week-shoulder joint inflammation…will continue weight work and cardio but will not throw off a mound….has had dead arm feeling since last week.

Dodgers..P-Ross Stripling reverting back to full windup delivery

Angels…DH-Shohei Ohtani takes 25-swings off tee for first time…was doing 30-dry swings as part of rehab from elbow surgery for the last week.

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Padres-Cubs….in Mesa…Monday matchup
Dodgers-Cubs…at Camelback Ranch…split squad Monday game
Angels-Milwaukee…Monday game in Tempe

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Padres-W-White Sox (5-4)….Jacob Nix 2-shsutout innings…Luis Perdomo 2-shutout innings….1b-Aderlin Rodriguez..2-HRs-4RBIs in win…Hunter Renfroe HR-.Sunday win.

Dodgers–W-Angels (13-9)….Daniel Castro 2R-double…DJ Peters-solo HR…Dodgers hit 3-home runs…Alex Verdugo 2RBIs….Angels P-Jesus Castillo knocked out in 1st inning…gives up 4R- in (0.1) inning…

Angels-L-Reds…Cincinnati (14-2)… C-Juan Graterol 3R-bases loaded double…JHose Pedraza 3-hitsl….Halos rookie Ps-Zac Ryan-Neil Ramirez give up (6R-1.1inn)split squad

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Padres-W-Mariners (6-4)..Saturday Cactus League opener….Friars score on passed ball..wild pitch…sacrifice fly….P-Bryan Mitchell (2inn-1R)….Jose Pirela single-double….Mariners P-Felix Hernandez (1.1inn-3R-4H)

Dodgers-W-White Sox (7-6)…Keke Hernandez single-double…Russell Martin 2RBI…Joc Peterson HR….Dodgers knock starter Don Roach out in 1st inning (.2-4R-4H) in Saturday opener

Angels-W-Giants (10-3)..Taylor Ward Grand Slam HR…Dillon Peters (2inn-0R) for Halos

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(Teams)

Phillies….Owner John Middleton spent 2-full days in Las Vegas in meetings with Scott Boras and slugger Bryce Harper discussing a re-worked contract that could extend to 11-years.

White Sox…Team President Ken Williams..There will be no upgraded offer to Bryce Harper.”

Washington…President Mark Lerner…”We’ve moved on from Bryce Harper.”

Milwaukee…Moving 3B-Mike Moustakas to play 2B in spring.

Yankees..GM-Brian Cashman…”New landscape in baseball….MLB now rewards losing….high draft picks…bigger signing bonus pools….revenue sharing….Pushes back on winning teams with Luxury Tax…..International signing pool…”

Boston…P-Craig Kimbrel remains adamant he wants a (6Y-100M) free agent contract…Averaged 13K-in-9 innings per average last year…but velocity ticked down…HRs and Walks increased….did not have dominant post-season.

MLB…invokes (:20) pitch clock experiment for spring training games.

Boston…OF-JD Martinez rips owners over free agent signings….says MLB is trying to suppress the market…says everyone in baseball is making money….clubs allowed to ‘race towards’ bottom of standings.

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(Roster Moves)

Indians..Sign FA-1B-DH-Hanley Ramirez-ex Red Sox…hit (.254) over last 4-years with Boston….finished up 88M-contract but released last June.

Twins..Sign FA-2B-Marwin Gonzalez (2Y-21M)..ex Astros
Reds..Sign FA-SS-Jose Iglesias-ex Tigers
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Ervin Santana-ex Twins-Angels
White Sox..Sign FA-OF-Preston Tucker-ex Braves
Giants..Sign FA-2B-Hanser Alberto-ex Orioles
Angels..Sign FA-3B-Kaleb Cowart-ex Tigers
Nationals..Sign FA-OF-Collin Cowgill-ex Phillies-Angels
Nationals..Sign FA-OF-O’Koyea Dickson-played in Japan

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(Injuries)

Toronto…OF-Randall Grichuk-arch
Phillies..C-Jorge Alfaro-knee injury in game
Braves..P-Mike Sorokia-shoulder ailment
Mets..2B-Jed Lowrie-MRI clean-no structural damage-knee
A’s..OF-Khris Davis-minor calf injury
White Sox…OF-Daniel Palka-hamstring
Miami..Rookie OF-Victor Victor Meas-hamstring
Washington..P-Koda Glova-elow discomfort
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…….(Football)…….

New England…Patriots owner Robert Kraft to be served with 2-counts soliciting prostitues at Jupiter, Florida health spa…District Attorney says it has video of Kraft making payments and sex acts…Was part of sting operation led to 100-arrests….296-arrest warrants issues….shutdown of 4-Spas in Florida…..part of a bigger sex trafficking ring involving 4-different counties Palm Beach-Treasure Coast area …4-store managers arrested….charged with importing young Chinese women with promise of a job-then forcing them into prostitution…Kraft facing misdemeanor charges-likely to be fined-not given 60-day jail sentence…however faces NFL discipline.

Tennessee…Myron Rolle-ex Titans player-gave up career to go into medicine-denies report he sexually harassed women at Harvard Medical Center.

NFL…Hands out compensatory draft picks to teams that lost free agents.
..Patriots pick up addition picks rounds 3-3-6-7
..Redskins picks 3-5-6-7
..Cardinals picks 6-7-7-7
..Bengals picks 6-6-6
..Vikings picks 6–7-7

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(Roster Moves)

Steelers…Contacted by 3-teams interested in opening up trade talks for WR-Antonio Brown….Pittsburgh wants to deal him to NFC team….Patriots-49ers-Raiders appear to be three teams interested early on.

Chiefs..Sign FA-QB-EJ Manuel-ex Raiders..FA-WR-Sammi Coates-ex Steelers..FA-CB-Dontae Johnson-ex 49ers.

Bears..Release P-Cody Parkey.
Broncos..Release DT-Dom Peko
Eagles..Release S-Chris Maragos

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(Coaching)

Seahawks..Hire Austin Davis-former QB-as assistant coach
Rams..Hire Zach Robinson-Asst QB coach..exBengals
Rams..Hire Eric Henderson-Asst DL coach-ex Chargers

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(AAF)

Rod Woodson…NFL Network analyst-caught on hot mic saying “Nobody’s watching…Nobody cares…Nobody listening” to AAF.

San Diego Fleet…Confirm Players paychecks were 4-days late this past week.

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Fleet-San Antonio….Fleet led (22-11) in 4th quarter at Press Time…RB-Ja’Quan Gardner 83Y-TD run off draw play….QB-Philip Nelson threw 2TD passes to WR-Nelson Spruce early in gme…Fleet go to (2-1) on season.,

Salt Lake City-W-Arizona (22-15)…QB-Josh Woodrum (178P-TD)…RB-Brandon Oliver (40R-TD)…Drew only 10,641-in 27-degree weather in Salt Lake City.

Orlando-W-Memphis (21-17)….QB-Garrett Gilbert (207P-TD)-21Y-TD run….Defense 2-interceptions….Steve Spurrier team (3-0)…Attendance 20,394

Atlanta-:-Birmingham (28-12)…Iron defense intercept 3-passes….RB-Trent Richardson 2-TD runs….Atlanta QB-Matt Simms (328P) in loss…….Atlanta off to (0-3) start..

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San Diego Strike Force-L-Quad Cities (67-49) debut game in Indoor Football League….QB-Derek Bernard (245P-6TD3-Int) in loss….Quad Cities had (41:50) time of possession…QB-EJ Hilliazrd (193APY)…Quad Cities had (111Y) rushing in win.

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(College Football)

Aztecs….UT in-depth report…Fan support for SDSU football plunges despite Chargers move two years ago

..Turnstile Count-averaged just (21,380) for home games in 2018
..In Stadium attendance down 25% from 2017
..Aztecs had 4-home games less that 20,000-in Stadium
..Sold only 5,000-early season tickets this year..down 1,500
..Season tickets last year dropped to (13,648)
..Raised ticket prices $11

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…….(Basketball)……..

Aztecs-W-UNLV (60-59)….State survives G-Noah Rokbotrham 5-3-point baskets…Survive Rebels (19-3) run late in game…Survive Jalen McDaniels bad 3-point shot and 2-missed free throws…to win on final second missed UNLV shot….Matt Mitchell hit 3-key free throws at end of game to seal win.

Aztecs…6’4-G-KJ Feagen transfers in from Santa Clara…will play next year as Graduate Student.

USD-L-St Mary’s (66-46)….Torerors shot 29% from floor in final home game of season..F-Isaiah Piniero held to 3-baskets….Jordan Ford (21P) in Gaels win.

Syracuse…Tearful Orange coach Jim Boeheim will not be charged for hitting man on icy road at mid nite on Thursday….State Troopers say car skidded-hit guard rail…and was parallel across 2-lanes of I-690 when Boehim skidded to avoid wreck-but hit man standing on side of road.

Duke…Nike officials fly to Durham for meeting with coaches after shoe malfunction injured C-Zion Williamson..he remains out with strained knee.

Ole Miss…8-players kneel during National Anthem to protest marchers who showed up on campus to protest school dropping “Colonel Reb” as mascot and deletion of Confederate Flag from school branding.

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(NBA)

Clippers-L-Denver. (123-96)….Nikola Jokic-Paul Milksops combined (43P-37R)…Clippers shot just (34%) from floor….LA (33-for-37) from FT line….Ugly game with 55-fouls..39-turnovers….Sunday night game

Lakers-at-Memphis…Monday game…Lakers (29-30)
Clippers-Dallas…Monday game

Lakers-L-New Orleans (128-115)…Terrible Saturday night loss…Pelicans did not play C-Anthony Davis….Fans reigned boos on LeBron James and on Davis….Lakers had 23-turnovers…let Pelicans shoot (52%) from floor…New Orleans hits 15-3’s….Julius Randle-Jrue Holiday combined (51P).

Lakers..LeBron James criticizes teammates…”Where is sense of urgency?”…Team is (29-30) on season…

Lakers…Lonzo Ball-setback in ankle sprain rehab-now has bone bruise..not ready to return after 6W-rehab.

Clippers-W-Memphis (112-106)…Saturday win-C-Montrezl Harrell (30P) in win

Houston…NBA fines G-James Harden (25,000) for public criticism of referee Scott Foster who called 4-offensive fouls on Harden in game last week.

Minnesota..C-Karl Anthony Townes-concussion-out a week.

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……(Hockey)………..

NHL-Trading Deadline-Monday afternoon-Blockbuster deals starting….9-trades made over weekend.

Anaheim Ducks-Buffalo….Trqde….Ducks ship top D-Brandon Montour to Sabres for D-Brendan Grehl and a Sabres 1st round pick….Montour had been with Ducks 2-yers and was one of top rated defenseman but had cap figure of (3.2M)

Ottawa-Columbus…Seantors trade C-Matt Duchene-D-Julius Bergman to Blue Jackets for #1-#1 picks…2-minor leaguers…..Duchene scored (50G-107P-117Games) in Ottawa but is a walk free agent at end of year.

Red Wings-Washington..Detroit deals D-Nik Jensen and #2 pick to Capitals for D-Madison Bowey and #2 pick.

Devils-Dallas..New Jersey sends D-Ben Lovejoy to sTars for D-Connor Carrick and #3 pick.

Ottawa-Columbus…Blue Jacket acquire F-Ryan Dzingel and 7th round pick for F-Anthony Duclair and #2-#2 picks.

Rangers-Dallas…New York deals RW-Mats Zucharerello to Stars for #2-#3 picks

San Jose-Florida..Sharks send F-Vin Praplan to Panthers for draft pick

Kings-Chicago…LA sends F-Spencer Watson to Blackhawks for F-Matt Iacopelli.

Nashville-Toronto…Predators deal F-Nic Baptiste to Leafs for a minor leaguer F-Evan Clark.

Ottawa…Shopping F-Mark Stone to teams at deadline..Winnipeg-Nashville-Boston-Calgary all in trade talks.

Kings..Talking about deal for RW-Ilya Kovalchuk…Calgary-Vancouver interested.

Florida-Arizona..Discussing trade..Panthers C-Mike Hoffman would go to Coyotes.

Columbus…Shopping G-Sergei Bobrovsky
Flyers…Likely to trade F-Wayne Simmonds
Minnesota..Shopping C-Eric Staahl
Florida..Talking about dealing C-Derrick Brassard

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Flyers..Lose G-Carter Hall-10-days-groin injury
Oilers..Lose F-Jesse Pujujarvi-possibly for season hip injury
Sharks..D-Erik Karlsson-ailing-lower body injury

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Kings-Tampa…Monday NHL action
Ducks-Vancouver…Monday game

Kings-L-Florida (6-1)….G-Jon Quicks gives up 6-goals early…3-goals in 6-minute span on Saturday

Ducks-L-Edmonton (2-1)..Corey Perry game tying goal voided with (:40) left-goalie interference…Saturday…Ducks (24-29-9) in 7th place…have scored 20-goals in last 13-games….have had 9-games in that stretch…scored 1-goal or less.

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Gulls-W-San Antonio…(5-4)…Sam Caerrick scores 27th goal of season…F-Adam Cracknell game winning goal…..(12,290) in Sports Arena for wild win.

Gulls..Lose C-Sam Steele…called up by Ducks..had 15-goals as rookie….Ducks send in veteran F-Brian Gibbons to replace him…Joins Patrick Eaves as veteran NHLer on Gulls roster.

Bakersfield Condors…AHL winning streak now at 16-games for Oilers top farmclub.

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…….(General)………..

PGA…WGC-Mexico City…Dustin Johnson dominates field …shoots (66) on Sunday…finishes (-21) ….Rory McIlroy winds up (-16)…Tiger Woods stead all weekend comes home (-8)….Phkil Mickelson finishes even par-never recovered opening day (79)

NASCAR…..Atlanta 500……Denny Hamelin-fighting flu-received IV treatment before race….fights off Martin Truex to win in Atlanta….Lyle Larson led 142-laps but lost lead on pit row speeding penalty..

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Soccer….Chelsea hit with 2Y-ban by FIFA from signing transfer players…fined 600,000 for tampering with under 18Y-interantional players…bringing them in for illegal workouts at training facilities.

Leicester City…Fire coach Claude Puel in wake of 6-match winless streak…looking for 4th head coach in 2-years.

English Premier League

..Liverpool-Manchester United..(0-0) tie….4-players injured in game….1st scoreless tie between EPL powers since 1991…..Liverpool moves into 1st place..(20-1-6)…..Man U (15-5-7)

..Arsenal-W-Southampton…Gunners score 2-goals in 11-minutes..
move into 4th place in standings.

..Leicester City-L-Crystal Palace..Will Zaha 2-goals

..Woverhampton-Ties-Bournemouth..3-penalty kicks-9 yellow cards in game.

..Newcastle-W-Huddersfield…Huddersfield had to play 70-minutes shorthanded-red card

..Hot Spur-L-Burnley…Tottenham upset on 83′ goal

..Watford-W-Cardiff..Geard Deulofen 3-goals

..West Ham-Fulham…Chicharito scores controversial hand ball goal.

..Chelsea-Brighton….Postponed

..Chelsea-Manchester City….Raheem Stirling scores key goal in shootout in Cup win..City wins (4-3) in shootout.

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