Hacksaw’s Headlines-Monday

Posted by on February 22nd, 2021  •  2 responses  • 


Padres…Press Conference 10am-Monday…Fernando Tatis to meet with media to discuss is (14Y-340M) contract.

Padres…Manager Jayce Tingler has Chris Paddack throw 1st live batting practice sessions…’Must transfer bullpen work to the mound’

Padres..P-Chris Paddack..Spent off season studying use of analytics…studied his video of 2018-2019 and his mechanics of those two seasons..’Found a flaw with mechanics on my front side’….’Cleared my head’…’This will be special team’

Padres..Sign FA-C-Wynston Sawyer-10Y minor league journeyman.

Padres..P-Mackenzie Gore..’Must stay inside his delivery-not overstride-not overthrow.

Padres..P-Dinelson Lamets…’Has progressed thru his long toss and bullpen sessions’

Padres..P-Dinelson Lamet…’My arm told me to shut it down last summer and avoid more serious injury…I am 100%’

Padres..Put P-Trey Wingenter on 60-day DL recovering from elbow surgery…won’t be back till mid summer.

Padres…Putting spring training tickets on sale this week..will have (1,960) fans per home game starting next weekend.

Dodgers..GM-Andrew Friedman-‘Not concerned with luxury tax-concerned about repeating’

Dodgers..P-David Price-sat out last season..’Began preparation earlier this winter-feel 100%’

Dodgers..3B-Justin Turner…’Padres spending spree is good for baseball…good going for it’

Dodgers..P-Clayton Kershaw..’Not contemplating retirement after this year

Dodgers…P-Brandon Morrow-100% healthy…’Want to find a role’

Dodgers..Working with state to have 20%-capacity (11,200) at Chavez Ravine for opening of season/

Dodgers..P-Caleb Ferguson placed on 60-day DL

Dodgers..Former relief ace Stan Williams passes away (84)…(109-94) record as starter and reliever for LA-Twins-Yankees

Angels..P-Shohei Ohtani-throws off mound..in the mid 90s for first workout…’no restrictions’

Angels..Manager Joe Maddon says franchise is more cognizant of ‘Mental Health needs’ of its players…after experience last year with star SS-Andrellton Simmons…’We need to examine the mind’…’I am advocate of mental health skills’…’We have another layer of coaching..a mind coach to meet with our players’….Simmons revealed he opted out at end of season with depression that led to thoughts of suicide.



MLB-Spring Training…Covid entry tests;..(4,336) tests..only 9–players tested positive

MLB-Announce minor league season schedule
..AAA leagues start April 6th..Will play 142-game schedule
..AA-A leagues open May 4th..Will play 120-games
..AAA will play 6-game series against a team..have off day Monday
..Rookie League teams will play half a season in spring training camps

Yankees..Reliever Zach Britton critical of team bringing back P-Domingo German after 82-game suspension on domestic abuse incident…”I don’t get to pick my teammates…People need to make better decisions”

Houston..Manager Dusty Baker decides to have vaccine after talking to Black Physician….”Did not want this to be a Tuskeegee Experiment” referring to blacks being exposed to diseases in testing in World War II.

Boston..Ex Red Sox star Johnny Damon DUI-arrest (.30) Blood Alcohol count…drunk wife arrested assaulting cop in traffic stop.

Toronto..SS-Vlad Guerrero-lost 40 pounds in offseason

Kansas City..Former A’s bonus baby P-Lew Krausse passes (77Y)
Milwaukee..Ex-Braves-White Sox P-Juan Pizzaro passes (81)..131-wins



Indians..Manager Terry Francona-surgery for staph infection-toe
A’s..C-Steven Vogt tests positive-covid
Twins..P-JA Happ-tests positive-covid
Indians..P-Shane Beiber-positive covid test
A’s..DL-P-Frankie Montas-covid test
Reds..P-Brandon Bailey-surgery-elbow
Washington..P-Stephen Strasburg fully recovered from carpal tunnel surgery on wrist-impacted blood flow to finger and pitching hand.


(Roster Moves)

Rockies..1B-Ian Desmond -Opts out of the 2021-season for the second year in a row…Walks away  from 21M-over last two years.

Mets..Sign FA-P-Taijuan Walker-ex Mariners-Blue Jays-Seattle
Pirates..Sign FA-3B-Todd Frazier-ex mets-Reds-White Sox
Texas..Sign FA-P-Tyson Ross..ex Padres-Tigers
Cubs..Sign FA-OF-Cam Maybin..ex-Tigers-Marlins-Padres
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Julio Tehrean-ex Angels-Braves
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Ben Taylor-ex Indians
Atlanta..Sign FA-3B-Jake Lamb-ex Arizona
Tigers..Offer contract to FA-P-Ric Porcello-ex Red Sox-Nationals
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Ben Heller-ex Yankees
Indians..Sign FA-C-Ryan Lavarnway-ex Red Sox-Reds-Cardinals
Giants..Sign FA-P-Shun Yamaguchi-ex Blue Jays
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Chaz Roe-ex A’s-Brewers-Braves-Mariners

Yankees..Resign-FA-OF-Brett Gardner

Mariners..DFA-P-Robert Duggar.
Giants..DFA-P-Trevor Gott


(College Baseball)

Aztecs-W-USD (14-7)..season opener..P-Troy Melton 4-strong innings in Friday opener.
Aztecs-W-USD (19-18)..Saturday slugfest..State 8R-in 2nd inning
Aztecs-L-USD (16-12)…Toreros score combined 10-runs in 7th-8 innings..SDSU had (10-3) lead


Aztecs-W-Fresno (75-57)..Saturday blowout..State hits 4-3’s in opening 6-minutes..jumps out to (17-6) lead…winds up with 8-3’s in win..Jordan Schakel (5-5) shooting (14P) in win….Aztecs won 8-in row..now (17-4) climbed into 2nd place in league.

USD-L-Gonzaga (106-69)….Zags built 20-point lead in opening 7-minutes of game….Drew Timme (21P)…Put  4-in double figures…Gonzaga now (22-0)..USD (3-8).

UCLA-W-Arizona State (80-79)..Jaden Clark two free throws (:01) left for win…UCLA (19-for-23) on free throws……Bruins (16-5)

USC-L-Arizona..(81-72)..Wildcats Jordan Brown (19P-13R)…Trojans fall to (18-4)

NCAA…Says it will allow 25% attendance at March Madness games in Indiana


Clippers-L-Brooklyn (112-108)….DeAndre Jordan scores on put back shot with (:11) left…Clippers rallied from 15-point deficit to tie game…Kawahi Leonard basket waived off on offensive foul (:04)….Paul George (34P)..Leonard (29P) in loss….James Harden (37P)..Kyrie Irving (28P) in win Sunday night…LA (22-10)…Nets complete sweep of LA after having beaten Lakers earlier on weekend.

Lakers-L-Miami (96-94)..Jimmy Butler-Kendrick Nunn combine (51P)…Heat hold LeBron James to (7-for-21) shooting in loss….Lakers now (22-9) after Saturday loss

Lakers..Doctors re-examine F-Anthony Davis-rule will be out another 4W with Achilles-Calf injuries.

Lakers..G-Dennis Schroeder misses another game with contact testing-covid

Houston..Negotiating buyout of C-DeMarcus Cousins (9P-7R) because of defensive deficiencies.

Memphis..F-Justise Winslow rejoins team..been out all year-hip issue
Boston..G-Marcus Smart ruled out additional 4W with on going calf issues
Houston..Sign Fa-C-Justin Patton-ex Orlando

Toronto..Recalls G-Malachi Flynn-#1 draft pick..averaged (20PPG) in NBA-G League.

Cavs..G-Matt Delladova-surgery-appendicitis



Chargers…TE-Hunter Henry says he will test free agency…lWas franchise tagged last year (10.6M)..had 60-catch season..wants 14M a year on multiyear deal.

Chargers…Legendary OG-Doug Wilkerson passes away (73Y) after long battle with Alzheimers….Played 14-years with Chargers after being Houston Oilers #1 draft pick…Part of anchor of OL playing infront of Dan Fouts in Air Coryell era…Elected to Black College Hall of Fame.

Kellen Winslow-Junior..Changes plea on rape charges to guilty..will be sentenced to 14Y-in prison next month for sexual assault on 3-women


(Roster Moves)

Eagles..Release injury prone WR-DeSean Jackson

Buffalo..will allow LB-Matt Milano to test free agency

Carolina..Release DE-Stephen Weatherly
Carolina..Release S-Tre Boston
Carolina..Release P-Mike Palardy

Packers..Release OT-Rick Wagner
Packers..Release LB-Chris Kirksey


(NFL Notes)

Eagles..Report Head Coach Doug Pederson did not speak to QB-Carson Wentz the final 8-weeks of season.

Rams..Fire OL coach Aaron Kromer…Becomes 5th coach to leave staff in off season in addition to two front office execs.

Rams..Hire Kevin Carberry-OL coach-ex Stanford

Giants..Hire Jeremy Pruitt-DB coach-ex Tennessee Vols head coach

Seattle..Hire Andy Dickerson-Asst OL coach-ex Rams

Baltimore..Ex Ravens QB-Robert Griffin III buys 10,000-meals for Citizens of Houston

Dallas..QB-Dak Prescott buys meals for 1,000-homeless shelter patrons.

NFL..Advertising Age reports, NFL is demanding a 100% rights fee increase from each TV-Network Partner…Disney-ABC paid (1.9M) last year for Monday night football..rejecting rate hike to (3.8M)…Fox-CBS paid 1M-each for its games..NBC paid (960M) for Sunday night football.

Houston..Owner Cal McNair funds meals for 4,000-families in Houston Food Center

CFL…League says it cannot function if it is not allowed to have fans in stands…CFL clubs get 65% of revenues from fans attendance…League my delay start of season till Labor Day…play 10-game schedule rather than starting in July with 18-game schedule.

CFL-Saskatchewan Roughriders..Sign FA-QB-Luke Falk-former Washington State star..Tennessee Titans draft pick


(College Football)

Aztecs…talking to former Chargers OL-Mike Goff about Off Line coaching job…SDSU lost OL coach Mike Sullivan-hired at Syracuse.

Jackson State…Deion Sanders debut as head coach in (52-0) win over Waters College…Sanders upset in postgame press conference-thought his watch-wallet stolen from coaches offices.

Michigan..Hire Matt Weiss-QB-coach-was Baltimore Ravens assistant.



Ducks-L-Minnesota (5-1)…Kevin Fiala scores 2-goals..Wild sweep weekend series..Anaheim (6-9-3) tumble into last place…team has scored only 34-goals in 18-games this season.

Kings-W-Arizona (4-2)..Saturday night game..Alex Iafallo 2-goals in win…Kings (7-6-3)

Ducks..Put slumping C-Adam Henrique on waivers..has just 3-goals in 16-games..benched-inactive….GM Bob Murray…’Tired of waiting on him’….is owed 7M-on contract.

Ducks..Say they will not ask Captain Ryan Getzlaf to waive the ‘no trade clause’ in his contract…Has just 1-goal this seson.

Ducks..Callup #1-draft pick Trevor Zegras from San Diego Gulls….played 8-games..(4G-5A-9P) in AHL debut

Ducks..coach Dallas Eakins says ‘it is deflating-team getting no rewards for hard work’..Ducks last in scoring in NHL

Kings..D-Sean Walker activated..been out following facial fracture surgery.

Kings..Callup F-Rasmus Kupari from AHL-Ontario
Ducks..Send D-Brandon Guhle..D-Kodie Curran to AHL-San Diego
Ducks..Callup D-Josh Mahura from San Diego

San Jose..D-Eric Karlsson-sidelined groin injury
Blues..Lose F- Ivan Barbashov-6W-ankle injury

NHL..Force to suspend Winter Classic game at Lake Tahoe when sun glare impeded goaltenders and weather turned warm melting snow…Suspended game at end of opening period…played test of Colorado-Las Vegas game at 9pm after temperature dropped to 18-degrees and refroze ice.

Mike Babcock…Hired as head hockey coach University of Saskatchewan…ex head coach Red Wings-Ducks-Maple Leafs.

Buffalo..Lose D-Jake McCabe-serious knee injury
Edmonton..Lose D-Slater Koekkoek-8W-broken collarbone

Gulls-W-Colorado Eagles…Gulls scored 3-goals in opening 5-minutes of game including goal by rookie Trevor Zegras…Gulls now (7-1) after Saturday night win

Gulls-L-Bakersfield…Friday night loss snapped 6-game win streak..Condors scored 2-goals in (:14) in win

Ducks-at-Arizona..Monday game..Trevor Zegras debut for Anaheim
Kings-at-St Louis..Monday game



California Judge..Issues restraining order…allowing San Diego County schools to begin football practice on February 26th if County Covid numbers continue to drop…1-time a week testing for football players…and schools must adopt same Mask-Distancing measures as Pro-College sports…..No ruling on indoor sports-Basketball-Wrestling…

NASCAR…Daytona 250-Road Race.Christopher Bell catches Joey Logan with 2-laps left to win accident marred road race…Logano had captured lead with 16-laps to go when Chase Elliott had to switch to rain tires and promptly spun out twice…4-caution flags for wrecks in final 16-laps of race..

PGA Golf..LA-Genesis Open…Max Homa beats Tony Finau on 2nd hole of playoffs…Homa had hit ball into tree trunk on first hole of playoff-but saved part…Finau put tee shot into sand bunker on 2nd hole….Sam Burns shot 64-66 in first two rounds and had lead…but shot 74-on Saturday in high winds to drop off pace..

English Premier League…Scoreboard
..Manchester City-W-Arsenal..Raheem Sterling scores (2′) for only goal in City win
..Manchester United-W-Newcastle..Marcus Rashford goal in win

..Liverpool-L-Everton..Liverpool worst home record at Anfield since 1923-loses 5th game in 3-weeks at home..Everton first win at Anfield in 22-years.

..Chelsea-Tie-Southampton..Mason Mount penalty show-snaps 6-matching losing streak for Chelsea.
..Hot Spur-L-West Ham..Jess Lindgard goal (47′)..West Ham moves into 4th place
..Leicester-W-Aston Villa..James Maddison game winning goal for City
..West Brom-Tie-Burnley..West Brom played 60-minutes with 10-men on field after Red Card.
..Fulham-W-Sheffield..Game winning goal (61′) mark.

Australian Open-Finals
..Novak Djokovic straight set win over Daniel Medved 7-5, 6-2, 6-2..Djokovic won 18-games in a row at one point in match…Wins Aussie title for 9th time….18th Grand Slam win
..Naomi Osaka..wins 4th Grand Slam event-straight sets win


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2 Responses to “Hacksaw’s Headlines-Monday”

  1. Mark S. Schwartz says:

    Sad news re: Doug Wilkerson. Fine gentleman, tough competitor. RIP.

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