Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on February 18th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(Baseball)………

Padres…Owner Peter Seidler signs off on a record (14Y-340M) contract for SS-Fernando Tatis after a year and  a half in the majors…Tatis gets full no trade clause in contract…10M-signing bonus…bypassing 3-years of arbitration and virtually all of free agency…No knowledge if ‘opt out clauses’ are part of the deal….Tatis has hit (.301-29HRs) in year and a half in major leagues…Contract signing is 3rd highest in history of baseball…Mike Trout (426M)  on 13-year total with Angels….Dodgers gave OF-Mookie Betts (365M) over 12-years.

Padres…Starting infield will earn combined (91M) next season….Manny Machado-Eric Hosmer (30M)…Tatis (24M)..Ha Kim (7M).

Padres…Open spring training camp…Manager Jayce Tingler comments:

..We must eliminate the noise around us
..Alot media attention-time to take the next step
..There is buzz around our camp now
..We must protect our arms-going from 60-to-162 games
..Not putting innings cap on my pitchers-have tracked them in winter

Padres..P-Dinelson Lamet-throwing bullpen sessions since January…will need to see how his elbow reacts from use of his slider…had (2.09ER) before elbow-bicep flareup…Was given Plasma Platelet injection in late fall..began throwing regimen in December progressing to throwing off mound..and now full bullpen sessions.

Dodgers…Open camp…Manager Dave Roberts comments:
..I don’t care about the Padres.
..Dodgers (118-61) record against San Diego last 10-years

Dodgers..Hire Ron Roenicke as Asst GM

Angels..Open camp..Manager Joe Madden comments:
..Shohei Ohtani is ready to join the rotation..had (3.31-ERA) as rookie then had elbow surgery…gave up (7R-2inn) late last season..now fully healthy..No limitations in bullpen sessions.
..P-Alex Claudio-reported with hip infection-out 2-weeks
..P-Jaime Barria did not report on time-has visa issues

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(Roster Moves)

Giants..Sign FA-P-Aaron Sanchez-ex Blue Jays-Astros
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Pedro Strop-ex Reds
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Brandon Workman-ex Brewers-Phillies
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Tony Watson-ex Giants
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Oliver Drake
Yankees..Sign FA-2B-Darren Dietrich-ex Reds-Miami-Texas
Yankees..Sign FA-OF-Ryan LaMarre-ex Twins-Cardinals-Red Sox
Yankees..Sign FA-2B-Luis Garcia-ex Texas

Red Sox-Tampa Bay..Trade..Boston deals P-Chris Mazza..P-Jeff Spring to Rays for C-Ron Hernandez..2B-Nick Sogard.

Tampa Bay-Miami..Trade..Rays deal P-John Curtiss to Marlins for 1B-Evan Edwards.

Miami..DFA-OF-Harold Ramirez
Indians..P-Cody Allen announces retirement..(149-saves)
Mets..OF-Tim Tebow retires…hit (.226) in 3-years in minor leagues-ex Florida Gators star QB

(Injuries)

Red Sox..C-Kevin Plawecki fails Covid test in camp
Twins..Bench coach Mike Bell leaves team-treatment kidney cancer

(MLB)

Blue Jays…Announce they will open season by playing ‘home games’ at Dunedin, Florida…scheduled first four series vs Angels-Yankees-Nationals-Braves at their spring training sight because ban on cross-border travel into Canada.

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…………….(Football)……………

Tampa Bay…County sheriff’s department says family members believe WR-Vincent Jackson had developed chronic alcoholism and was showing symptoms of CTE from concussions…Full autopsy will not be released for another 2-weeks…Found passed away in hotel room outside of Tampa on Monday….Was only 38-years old

Chargers…Longtime DL-coach Wayne Nunnely passes away (68Y)…Spent 11-years with San Diego Chargers…was also head coach at UNLV.

Steelers..GM-Kevin Colbert meets with QB-Ben Roethlisberger to discuss possible paycut from his (41M) salary cap contract….Steelers have 9-free agents to deal with and are (30M) over the cap.

Houston-Carolina…Trade talks resume involving QB-Deshaun Watson…Carolina may give up 3-#1 picks over a 6-year span to make deal happen.

Buffalo…Open contract talks with FA-DE-JJ Watt

Denver..Report Broncos will not pick up (18M) option on LB-Von Miller who missed last year with knee surgery.

Eagles..Reopen trade talks with Colts for QB-Carson Wentz…Indianapolis will not give up #1 pick in deal.

Patriots…have team record (63M) in cap space to rebuild team.

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……………(Basketball)…………

Lakers-vs-Brooklyn Nets…Thursday night…Lakers (22-7)…Nets (18-12)…Nets lead NBA in scoring (1221PPG)…Kevin Durant (24PPG)…Kyrie Irving (24P)…James Harden (23P)

Clippers-Utah….Clippers went with 3-guard offense because of injuries to Kawhi Leonard-Paul George…led (58-57) in 3rd quarter at Press Time…Lou Williams-Reggie Jackson combined (29P)  Wednesday night….LA (21-8)…Jazz (22-5)

NBA…Players have told Union they are not comfortable doing PSA announcements for Covid vaccines…more than half of players say they may not want vaccine.

Portland..G-CJ McCollom begins rehab workouts from fractured foot

Toronto-Cleveland…Open trade talks for F-Andre Drummond.

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(College Basketball)

Aztecs-at-Fresno State…Thursday matchup…SDSU (15-4)..won 6-in row..Bulldogs (9-7)..with 7-wins at home.

USD-Santa Clara…Toreros (2-7) try to restart thier season after 5-interruptions.

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……………(Hockey)………….

Gulls-Bakersfield…AHL action…Tied (3-3) late in 2nd period at Press Time…Gulls rookies Benoit Groulx-Jacob Perrault scorted goals for San Diego…..Gulls (5-0) on season..wrapping 6-game homestand to start season.
Ducks..Send D-Andy Welinski and F-Sonny Milano to Gulls on rehab assignments.

Kings-at Arizona…Thursday game
Ducks-Minnesota…Anahiem (7-4-3) on season fighting for 4th playoff spot

NY Rangers..Lose D-Jacob Trouba-6W-broken thumb

Toronto..Sign FA-G-Angus Redmond-ex Ducks-Edmonton..will start for AHL-Toronto Marlies

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………….(General)……………..

Australian Open…Upsets continue
..#2-Rafael Nadal-L-Ste Tsitsipias (3-6, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4, 7-5)..Nadal lost after leading (2-0) heading to 3rd set
..Serena Williams-Naomi Osaka…Late night semi final match…Osaka won first set and was leading in second set at Press Time

English Premier League-Scores
..Manchester City-W-Everton…1st place City now (16-2-5)
..Burnley-Fulham…Tie (1-1)

Arsenal…Report EPL team may have to sell off 10-players including stars Andre Lacazette-David Luiz because of debt problems…Have secured 116M-loan…Must cut 1M per week in payroll.

Bournemouth..Former EPL team hires French star Thierry Henry as coach.

LA Galaxy…Sign 15Y-old Mexican star Alex Aleala-native of Stockton…will play for Galaxy II team in USL.

PGA Golf..Genesis Open-Riviera….#1 ranked Dustin Johnson heads field with John Rahm-Rory McIlroy…Daniel Berger-last week winner at Pebble Beach-pulls out-back injury.

NASCAR…Daytona 500 had 4.8M-viewers for rain delayed broadcast…had (8.4) rating for first hour before rain delay and accident red-flagged race for 6-hours.

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