Hacksaw’s Headlines-Monday

Posted by on November 8th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres..P-Mark Meloncan opts out of contract for 2022 to become free agent…Made 5M-this year after 39-save season..(2.23ERA)…Will likely want 8-to-10M next year on multi-year deal.

Padres..Pick up options on Ps-Criag Stammen (3.06-ERA) for 4M…Pierce Johnson (3.22-ERA) for 3M

Padres..Do not pick up options on P-Keone Kela..Of-Jake Marisnik-letting them become free agents.

Padres..Lose bench coach Skip Schumacher…takes same position with Cardinals

Dodgers..Midnight Sunday deadline qualifying offers to 4-free agents…Make qualifying offers (18.4M) to Corey Seager..Chris Taylor..Do not offer Clayton Kershaw though can negotiate to re-sign him….Not allowed to offer to Max Scherzer or Kenley Jansen but will negotiate with them.

Dodgers..Outright P-Scott Alexander off 40-man roster

Angels..Sign FA-2B-Andrew Velasquez-ex Yankees..hit (.224)
Angels..Make (18.4M) qualifying offer to P-Raisel Iglesias
(Roster Moves)

Houston..Offer SS-Carlos Correa (5Y-160M)..highest contract ever in Houston
Houston…Offer (18.4M) Q-offer to P-Justin Verlander
Rockies…Q-Offer to SS-Trevor Story…but do not offer P-Jon Gray
Giants..Make Q-offer to Brandon Beltt
White Sox..Pick up 16M-option P-Craig Kimbrel
Indians..Pick up option 3B-Jose Ramirez (14M
Toronto..Make qualifying offer (18.4M) to SS-Marcus Semien..P-Robbie Ray
Mets..Make qualifying offer (18.4M) to P-Noah Syndegaard..OF-Mike Conforto
Reds..Make qualifying offer (18.4M) to OF-Nick Castellanos

Astros..No qualifying offer to P-Justin Verlander
Giants..Decline (22M) option for P-Johnny Cueto
Twins..Decline offer P-Alex Colome
White Sox..Decline offer 2B-Cesar Hernandez

Red Sox..OF-Kyle Schwarber opts out (32HR)
Braves..OF-Joc Pederson opts out (18HR)

Giants..Sign FA-P-Hujter Harvey-ex Orioles
Giants..Sign FA-OF-Austin Dean-ex Cardinals
Giants..Sign FA-P-Joe Palumbus-ex Texas
Twins..Sign FA-P-Jharrell Cotton-ex A’s
Red Sox..Sign FA-OF-Tim Locastro-ex Yankees
Pirates..Sign FA-OF-Greg Allen-ex Yankees-Padres-Indians
Washington..Sign FA-1B-Francisco Perez-ex Indians
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Ryan Sherrif-ex Tampa
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Wade Miley-ex Reds..(3.37-ERA)

Texas..Outright P-Matt Bush..OF-Ron Guzman
Phillies..Outright OF-Travis Jankowski
Cardinals..outright 2B-Max Moroff
Twins..Outright 2B-Rob Refsnyder
Milwaukee..Release P-Eric Yardley
Tigers..Release P-Drew Hutchinson..P-Ian Krol
Royals..Release P-Jakob Junis
White Sox..Release P-Evan Marshall..OF_Brian Goodwin
(MLB Notes)

Astros..Sign OF-Dusty Baker to 1-year extension…Led team to ALCS-World Series last two years…has (1,987) career wins.

Cleveland..Hires Chris Valaika-hitting coach-ex Rockies

Hall of Fame-Golden Committee…meets Monday to discuss candidates for Cooperstown…On the list..Gil Hodges..Minnie Minoso..Roger Maris.

(NFL Scoreboard)

Chargers-W-Eagles (27-24)…K-Dustin Hopkins kicks 29Y-FG with (:02) left to cap red-hot passing day for QB-Justin Herbert…Bolts go to (5-3)…Eagles lost 4-in a row at home
..Justin Herbert (32-38) 356Y-2TD in win..had 2-4th down QB sneaks for first downs
..Keenan Allen (12R-104Y)
..Joey Bosa 1QB-sack..6-pressures on Jalen Hurts
..9-Chargers caught passes in game
..Bolts (445Y) total offense
..Chargers survived failing on 4th down at 1..after 98-yard drive
..Eagles QB-Jalen Hurts (162P-62R) in loss
..WR-DeVante Smith (5R-176Y)
..Eagles had (176R) but lost
..Chargers survived losing 4-CBs with injuries during game


Chargers…4-DBs on injured list…Tavaughn Campbell…Mike Davis..Ahoi Gilman..Asante Samuel all ailing heading to Sunday game.


Rams-L-Titans. (28-16)……Tennessee scores 2-TDs in (:11) in 2nd quarter dominates game…Kevin Bayard 24Y-TD-interception….Titans defense 5-sacks-2 interceptions….Ryan Tannehill (143P) in win without injured RB-Derrick Henry….Matthew Stafford (294Y) passing in lopsided loss…LA (7-1)..Tenn (6-2)…Sunday Night Football..

Browns-W-Bengals (41-14)..Denzel Ward 99Y-Interception TD..Browns defense 5-sacks-3 takeaways…RB-Nick Chubb (137R)..Baker Mayfield (218P-TD)…Joe Burrow (242P) in loss..Cleve (5-4)..Cinn (5-4)

Denver-W-Dallas (30-16)…Broncos led 30-0 during game..QBTed Bridgewater (249P-TD)…RBs Javante Williams-Melvin Gordon combined (191R)…Dak Prescott (232P) 2TD…….Cowboys (6-2)..Broncos (5-4)..snap Dallas 6-game win streak

Houston-L-Miami (17-9)…Game marred by 9-turnvoers…QBTyrod Taylor  3-interceptions..5-sacks…Jacoby Brissett 2-intercpetions-fumble-4sacks…..Texans (1-8)..Dolphins (2-7)

Saints-L-Falcons (27-25)…Matt Ryan (343P2TD)…WR-Cordarelle Patterson(6R-126Y) in win…Trevor Sieman (249P-2TD) in loss….New Orleans (5-3)..Atlanta (4-4)

Raiders-L-Giants(23-16)…Giants CB-Xavier McKinney 41-Interception-TD…2nd pick also..RB-Devotae Booker (99R)…QB-Derek Carr (296P)-2 picks-fumble……Las Vegas (5-3)..Giants (3-6)

Patriots-W-Carolina (24-6)…Pats defense 3-interceptions..QB-Mac Jones (139P-TD)……New England (5-4)..Panthers (4-5)

Bills-L-Jaguars..(9-6)…Jags defense 3-takeaways-4 sacks..QB-Josh Allen 2 picks-fumble..in loss..Buffalo (6-2)..Jacksonville (2-7)

Vikings-L-Ravens (34-31) OT…Jason Tucker 36Y-FG (:16)…QB-Lamar Jackson (266P-160R)….WR-Marquise Brown (9R-116Y) in win…Ravens (500Y) offense…..Minn (3-6)..Balt (6-2)

Packers-L-Chiefs (13-7)..Patrick Mahomes (166P-TD)…Harrison Butker 2FGs..Jordan Love (190P-Int)…Mason Crosby flocked field goal-missed field goal in loss….GBay (7-2)…KC (5-4)..Snapped Packers 7-game win streak

Arizona-W-49ers (31-17)…QB-Colt McCoy (249P-TD)…RB-James Connor (173APY) including 45Y-TD catch…Jim Garoppolo (376P-2TD-Int-5 sacks) in loss..Cardinals (8-1)..SF (3-5)…Ninerslost 4-in a row at home

Steelers-Bears..Monday Night..Pittsburgh (4-3)..Chicago (3-5)

49ers..IR-DE-Dee Ford-knee
Miami..IR-WR-DaVante Parker-hamstring
Dallas..IR-TE-Blake Jarwin-hip
Browns..IR-OT-Jack Conklin-elbow
Bills..Put QB-Mitch Trubisky on Covid list
Bills..IR=OG-Jon Feliciano-calf
(Roster Moves)

Raiders…Zoom call with FA-WR-DeSean Jackson-ex Rams-Eagles
Browns..Release WR-Odell Beckham on Monday..Saints-SF-Patriots interested
Vikings..Sign FA-OC-Spencer Pulley-ex Chargers
(NFL Notes)

Packers..QB-Aaron Rodgers tries to portray himself as a ‘victim’ in Covid test without vaccine…Says he has immune issue and is taking different type of medication to protect against the virus…Petitioned NFL for waiver from vaccine-rejected…Has problem with Union agreement “I didn’t sign away my rights as a player-the union did’…”Some of rules of NFL are not based on science’…’Union tried to shame people to get the vaccine’….Preva Health-who employed Rodgers as a spokesman for its health group cancelled his endorsement contract on Saturday

Raiders…WR-Henry Rugg-now facing 4-DUI felonies in drunk driving death..back in court on Wednesday for hearing

Raiders..CB-Damon Arnette sued for 92,000 for hitting woman’s car-injuring her and then leaving scene to go to practice.
(College Football)

Aztecs-W-Hawaii (17-10)…SDSU defense shuts off Warriors drives at 5 and 15 yard line…Aztecs defense 4-sacks..2-takeaways..6-tackles for losses…SDSU now (8-1) on season

USD-W-Morehead State (10-3)…Toreros win 6th in row…USD 2-interceptions…goal line stand..blocked field goal.
(Pac 12)

USC-L-Arizona State (31-16)…Devils RB-Rachaard White (202R-3TD)..had TD runs of 7-47-50

UCLA-Bye week

Oregon-W-Washington (26-16)..Ducks RB-Travis Dye (211R-TD) driving rainstorm

Oregon State-L-Colorado (37-34)..Beavers missed 38Y-FG in OT-hit 60Y-FG in 4th Q

Arizona-W-Cal (10-3)..Wildcats snap 20-games losing streak

Utah-W-Stanford (52-7)..Utes RB-Tavion Thomas (177R-4TD) in win
(Mountain West)

Wyoming-W-Colorado State (31-17)..RB-Titus Swenn (166R) for Cowboys
Utah State-W-NMexico State (35-13)..Logan Bonner (358P-4TD)
Air Force-L-Army (21-14) OT..Cadets recover fumble in end zone for game winning TD
Boise-W-Fresno (40-14)..Broncos defense 3-interceptions-5 sacks in huge upset
UNLV-W-NMexico (21-17)..Rebs QB-Charles Friel (227P-2TD) in upset win
(Top Ranked)

1-Georgia-W-Missouri..QB-Stetson Bennett (255P-2TD)
2-Cincinnati-W-Tulsa..Cats QB-Desmond Ritter (274P-2TD)
3-Alabama-W-LSU..QB-Bryce Young (302P-2TD) in 20-14 win
4-Oklahoma..Bye Week
5-Michigan St-L-Purdue..QB-Aiden O’Connell (531P-3TD)
6-Ohio State-W-Nebraska..QB-CJ Stroud (405P-2TD)
7-Oregon-W-Washington..Travis Dye (211R) for Ducks in rainstorm
8-Notre Dame-W-Navy..QB-Jack Coan (269P-TD)..Irish (430-180) edge offense
9-Michigan-W-Indiana..RB-Hassan Haskins (168R)
10-Wake Forest-L-North Carolina..Ty Chandler (213R-4TD) in upset win..Deacons QB-Sam Hartman (398P-5TD) in loss
(College Football)

Sun Belt Conference…adds James Madison as 14th member..Dukes 1AA power

Conference USA..Adds New Mexico State..Liberty-Jacksonville State-Sam Houston…after 9-schools exited conference

Washington..Huskie fire Off Coord-John Donovan after he shoved player in anger outburst on sidelines..
U Mass..fires head coach Walt Bell (2-23) in 3 years

AP Poll…1-Georgia..2-Cincinnati..3-Alabama…4-Oklahoma…5-Oregon..6-Ohio State..7-Notre Dame..8-Michigan State…9-Michigan..10-Oklahoma State

Lakers-L-Portland (105-90)….Trailblazers led by 14-in first quarter…built lead to 36-points in second half…Lakers F-Ahthohy Davis left with virus issue during 1st quarter…Russell Westbrook (1-13) shooting…..Saturday game

Clippers-Charlotte…LA rallied from behind…led (106-102) late in 4th quarter at Press Time…Clippers had 6-players in double figures….Terrance Mann-Luke Kennard had 29-combind off the bench in Sunday game


NBA..Begins probe of Suns owner Robert Sarver accused of using N-word racial slurs in staff meetings and lewd behavior comments with staff.

Portland..NBA begins probe of Blazers GM Neil Olshey after charges of creating a toxic workplace.

Toronto..Buys out contract F-Sam Dekker.


Ducks-W-Blues (4-1)…Troy Terry scores 8th goal of season…Sam Carrick-Sam Steele also score as Anaheim hot streak continues……Sunday game

Ducks-Arizona (3-2)..Sam Carrick scores goal…Coyotes (0-10-2)
Kings-W-Devils (3-2)..Alex Iafallo game winning goal

Ducks..Callup D-Simon Benoit from San Diego Gulls-AHL

Chicago..Fires Coach Jeremy Collation after (1-9-2) start

Las Vegas..Newly acquired C-Jack Eichel to have disc replacement surgery in neck next Friday..will be out 3-to-4 months after ‘experimental’ surgery

Blues..D-torrey Krug placed on Covid list
Blues..Lose D-Brayden Schenn-knee issue
Ottawa..C-Austin Watson-placed on Covid list
Washington..D-Anthony Mantha-shoulder surgery
Columbus..F-Patrick Laine-out 4W-oblique

Calgary..C-Matthew Tkachuk-fined 5,000 for hi stick incident

San Diego Gulls-Colorado Eagles..AHL action-Saturday

AHL..announces expansion team in Palm Springs will be known as Coachella Valley Firebirds when it starts play next fall.

Breeders Cup Classic….Knicks Go bolted to early lead and coasted to a near 3-length win in 6M race at Delmar…Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was 2nd…Essential Quality finished a strong 3rd…Hot Rod Charley was 4th.
NASCAR….Phoenix 400…Kyle Larson wins 10th race of season…surged to lead..held off Martin Truex final 28-laps to win points championship

Formula 1…Max Verstappen runs away from field for easy win Mexico City Grand Prix…had (:16) lead over Lewis Hamilton.
Soccer..English Premier League…Scoreboard

Manchester United-W-Manchester City (2-0)  United guilty of own goal in loss
Chelsea-Ties-Burnley..Blues give up goal in 79′
Wolverhampton-L-Crystal Palace (2-0)..Will Zaha key goal
Norwich City-W-Brentford..City scores on penalty shot=1st win of year
Brighton-Newcastle..wind up in 1-1 tie
Southampton-W-Aston Villa..upset win for Southies

Arsenal-W-Watford…Gunners turning season around..
Everton-Hot Spur..Plays to 0-0 tie
Leeds-Leicester..Winds up in suprirse 1-1 tie
Liverpool-L-West Ham…Liverpool gives up own goal and goals in 57 and 64’…Liverpool now (6-1-4)


San Diego Loyal-L-San Antonio (2-0) in USL playoff game…Loyal were winless in final 4-games of season and hot streak middle of year.


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