Padres…General Manager AJ Preller talks about Bob Melvin defection
..Our relationship was not strained this year
..We both made adjustments over the two years
..There was not a narrative of ‘disconnect’
..I met with him last week talking about coaching staffs-players
..Peter Seidler is fully involved in our decisions
..Not ask for compensation-would have clouded the process
..This was the right thing to do
..This was not unprecedented…we asked the A’s for permission to talk to Bob
..We respected Bob-that’s why we let him interview
..Bob had to listen to this offer
..We are prepared to move forward-get the right manager
..I have always operated ‘say what you feel’
..Not operating with ‘yes men’
..Tell my team ‘speak what you feel’
..’Bring in your ideas’
..We can disagree-then commit
..Burn rate managers…I want someone here a long time
..Partnerships…takes two people to make it work
..Things change in a game of opportunities
..Goal is to get a manager for 10-years.
..We have alot of interesting names with accomplishments on resume
Padres…Interview Mike Schildt-for vacant manager’s job on Thursday
Padres..Will interview Ryan Flaherty on Friday
Padres..Will ask for permission to talk to Miami manager Skip Schumacher
Padres-Yankees…SNY-TV reports Yankees have talked to Padres about deal for Juan Soto-but trade talks have not picked up since end of season..Talks came at trade deadline
Giants..Bob Melvin signs 3Y contract with Giants..
..The narrative in San Diego was not going to go away in 2024
..Not fair to operate that way next season
..Time to move on
..Things that transpired were not easy
Giants..GM-Farhan Zaidi extension thru 2026 season
Houston…Manager Dusty Baker to retire on Thursday in press conference with Astros…Managed 26-years, the bulk with the Giants and successful run in Houston…also managed Reds-Nationals among other teams.
Dodgers..OF-David Peralta-surgery-forearm tendon damage
Trevor Bauer…releases video-texts and identifies woman who sued him for sexual assault in case settled out of court…Identified woman as Lindsey Hill…daughter of former USD coach Rich Hill….Video shows woman with no bruises on head morning after ‘rough sex’ incident…released texts in which woman told friends ‘next victim’…’choke me out’…’get in on his 51M’…..Bauer says he wants to return to MLB next year after All Star season with Yokohama Bay Stars.
Yankees..Hitting coach Sean Casey resigns as hitting coach-family issues
World Series…Opens Friday..Texas-Arizona…1st time both teams play in Domed Stadiums.
Cardinals..Sign FA-2B-Bud Kennedy-ex A’s
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Tucker Davidson-ex Royals
A’s..Sign FA-P-Anthony Kay-ex Mets
Chargers…Begin game prep for Sunday game with Bears..3-starters sat out workouts..TE-Gerald Everett-hip..WR-Josh Palmer-knee..OT-Trey Pipkens-ankle
(Schedule)-Thursday Night Football
Tampa Bay-vs-Buffalo…Bills plagued by erratic play both sides of the ball
49ers..QB-Brock Purdy showed up on concussion list-48 hours after game
Cleveland..QB-Deshaun Watson remains out-restrained rotator cuff
Colts..QB-Anthony Richardson-successful shoulder joint surgery
Packers..S-Darnell Savage-IR-calf injury
Tampa Bay..Activate RB-Chase Edmonds from PUP
Seattle..Sign FA-DE-Frank Clark-ex Chiefs-Broncos
Patriots..Release rookie QB-Malik Cunningham
Lions..WR-Marvin Jones retires-family issues
Lions..Sign FA-RB-Jermar Jefferson-ex Oregon State
Monday Night Football TV ratings blowout Baseball playoff ratings
..MNF drew (18.6M) viewers for Vikings-49ers game
..Fox TV drew (6.8M) viewers for Rangers elimination game with Astros
Colts..Owner Jim Irsay says NFL confirms its refs blew two calls in Sunday game with Browns.
Giants..QB-Tyrod Taylor will start at QB for 3rd week in a row
Titans..Rookie Will Levis will start at QB in place of Ryan Tannehill
Cleveland..QB-PJ Walker stays on as starting QB
Sergio Brown..Former Patriots DB-arrested-extradited out of Mexico to Chicago…Charged with murder of his mother…had fled country…tried to get to Culican then Columbia when arrested…Denied bail in killing of mother in Chicago..may have Mental Health issues
CFL..Saskatchewan Roughriders fire coach Craig Dickinson after (6-12) season
AAC…American Athletic Conference will add Army as 14th member for football only…Army replaces SMU in football.
USC..Coach Lincoln Riley misses two workouts because of virus
SDSU..QB-Jalen Mayden-misses workout during bye week after (6-14) passing performance in loss to Nevada.
Clippers-Portland…..stormed out of gate..had (17-7) lead over Blazers early…built it to (67-47) at half time at Press Time…Portland first game after trade of Damian Lillard in off season….LA home opener
Spurs-W-Dallas…Victor Wembanyama debut..had 3 point basket…rebound..blocked shot in first 3-minutes of game…but played just 15-minutes and picked up 5-fouls in first NBA game.
Boston-W-Knicks…Kristaps Porzingas (30P) in debut….Jason Tatum (34P) for Boston..Knicks missed 12-free throws
Lakers-Suns…Thursday game..Lakers coming off loss in Denver on opening night
76ers…G-James Harden returns to team after missing 9-days of workouts…will not play first two games of season schedule
Charles Barkley…Criticizes NBA Commissioner Adam Stern for not being tough enough on players arrested on Domestic Abuse charges
Dwight Howard…asks judge to throw lawsuit out of court…Howard accused of sexual assault by male friend in Atlanta…Howard says it was ‘consensual relationship’….charges former friend ‘made this public for profit’
Mikey Williams….Former star San Ysidro…hit with 3-more felony gun charges from shooting at his Jamul home…Prosecution files witness intimidation and adds a 6th victim in the car that Williams fired shots at after incident at his home…Ordered back into court for possible bail revocation…Trial date could be set for January.
Ducks-at-Boston…Thursday game…Ducks (2-4)
Ducks..Callup D-Robert Hagg from San Diego Gulls
Boston..RW-Milan Lucic-foot injury
Carolina..D-Brett Pesce-knee sprain
Colorado..Avalanche set NHL record with 15th straight road win
NHL-Union agree to lift ban of unse of ‘rainbow tape on sticks’ that players wanted to use to honor LBGQT community…Players revolted against ban.
European Tour…Opens up 5-slots next year for any of PGA players who lost their tour card this year…Players who finished 125th thru 200th in earnings, can apply for 1-of-5 Euro slots next year.