Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on March 14th, 2024  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres-White Sox…Friars rock baseball world with 4-for-1 trade
..P-Dylan Cease comes from Sox..(43-35) 3.83-ERA..792K-658Inn
..P-Drew Thorpe goes to Sox…(7inn-0R) in spring
..P-Jairo Iriarte (7inn-0R) this spring
..P-Steven Wilson
..OF-Samuel Zavala

Padres..In aftermath of AJ Preller’s deals involving Juan Soto-that impacts Sox.
..Padres traded 6-for-2 to get Soto
..Padres traded 4-more prospects to get Cease
..Padres price paid: Mac Kenzie Gore..CJ Abrams..Robert Hassell..James Woods..Jarlin Susana..then dealt Drew Thorpe-Jairo Iriarte-Sam Zavala-Steven Wilson and traded away Soto…10-players dealt in all
..Padres retain Michael King-Jhony Brito-Randy Vassquez-Kyle Higashioka plus getting Dylan Cease.

Padres…Left on road trip to South Korea to open season with Dodgers
..6,248 miles from Arizona to Inchon, South Korea
..14-Hour flight
..Cross 16-time zones
..Left Phoenix 8pm..Arrive in Korea 3:30am-Friday
..180-in Padres travel party
..Will play Team Korea and LG Twins- exhibition games before Dodgers opener
..Padres took 31-players on trip..including 16-pitchers…5-starters…11-relievers
..Padres can use all 31-on roster in exhibition games
..Padres roster must be 26 on morning of Dodgers opener
..Rookie OF-Jackson Merrill..’earned his way on the plane’-Mike Schildt
..Merrill hitting (.343) in spring with 2-home runs

Padres-White Sox…Trade Talks resume for P-Dylan Cease…White Sox interested in P-Robbie Snelling and P-Jhony Brito in what would be a 1-year rental…Cease is making (8M) this year.

Padres-W-A’s (12-11)..Friars jump to (8-0) lead then nearly lost..Friars (9-9-3)…Wednesday game
..Jurickson Profar (3-3) 4RBI-HR
..Manny Machado (3-3)
..Tyler Wade grand slam HR
..Yuki Matsui (1inn-2K)
..Adrian Morejon-Luis Patino (8R-9H) in 2inn-work
Dodgers-L-Seattle (8-1)….Wednesday game..LA (13-5)
..Yosh Yamoto (4.2inn-4R-8H-7K) in 73-pitch outing

Dodgers..P-Justin Wilson opts out of contract and will become free agent
Angels-L-Royals (3-2)….Wednesday game..Halos (11-7)
..Reid Detmers (4inn-1R-1H)
..Miguel Sano solo HR

Angels-vs- White Sox-Thursday game

Angels..Revisit with FA-DH-JD Martinez-ex Dodgers-Red Sox..Angels payroll is 50M-less than less years (224M) payroll.

Yankees..P-Garritt Cole will miss 2-months with strained elbow
Seattle..P-Greg Santos-lat shoulder issue..P-Matt Brash-elbow
Red Sox..2B-Rob Refsnyder-fractured toe-hit by pitch
Phillies..DH-Kyle Schwarber-groin issue
Tampa Bay..P-Tad Biddlaj-on DL-pectoral injury
(Roster Moves)

White Sox..Take Padres trade offer over Yankees-Texas in talks for P-Dylan Cease.
White Sox..Open talks with FA-P-Michael Lorenzen
Mets..Talk to FA-3B-JD Davis-ex Giants
Washington..Option 3B-Carter Kieboom
(MLB Notes)

Bill Plummer…Longtime Reds backup C-Bill Plummer-passes away (76Y)


Chargers…Release WR-Mike Williams..had (309R-31TD) in career…hit with injuries-missed 24 games in last 3-season…Bolts get (20M) cap space with move…Release 2-other young backup players to clear (5M) and get to 255M-payroll.

Chargers…Restructure contract LB-Khalil Mack..had (23M) salary and (38M) cap hit…Deal will give Chargers additional (15M) in cap space to sign new free agents.

Chargers-New England…had trade talks with Patriots who were interested in both Joey Bosa-Mike Williams…Patriots would not include hi draft pick in deal and not willing to take on 20-25M in contracts of Williams or Bosa.
(NFL Free Agency)…Day 3-110 Players changed teams in 3-days

Titans..Sign FA-WR-Calvin Ridley-ex Jaguars (4Y-92M) deal
Titans..Sign FA-QB-Mason Rudolph-ex Steelers
Titans..Sign FA-OG-Saahdiq Charles-ex Washington
Titans..Sign FA-LB-Kenneth Murray-ex Chargers (2Y-18M)
Titans..Visit with FA-DT-Arik Armstead-ex 49ers
49ers..Sign FA-LB-Erik Kendricks-ex Chargers
Patriots..Sign FA-TE-Austin Hooper-ex Browns
Arizona..Sign FA-RB-DeeJay Dallas-ex Seattle
Colts..Sign FA-QB-Joe Flacco-ex Browns
Seahawks..Sign FA-TE-Pharoh Brown-ex Patriots
Seahawks..Sign FA-S-Rayshawn Jenkins-ex Jaguars
Seahawks..Sign FA-OG-Nick Harris-ex Browns
Bills..Sign FA-WR-Mac Hollins-ex Atlanta
Houston..Sign FA-OT-David Sharpe-ex Carolina
Carolina..Sign FA-CB-Dane Jackson-ex Bills
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-S-Jordan Whitehead-ex Jets
Raiders..Sign FA-TE-Harrison Bryant-ex Cleveland
Bears..Sign FA-OT-Matt Pryor-ex Eagles
Bears..Sign FA-QB-Brett Rypien-ex Denver
Bengals..Sign FA-S-Geno Stone-ex Ravens
Miami..Sign FA-DT-Nevil Gallimore-ex Cowboys
Washington..Sign FA-LB-Bobby Wagner-ex Seattle
Bengals..Sign FA-DT-Shelon Rankins-ex Jets
Arizona..Sign FA-OT-Jonah Williams-ex Bengals

Houston-49ers..TRADE..Texans deal DT-Maliek Collins for #7 round pick
Ravens-Jets..TRADE..Balt ships OT-Morgan Moses-#4 to Jets for #4-6 picks
Vikings-Bengals..Minn rejects trade offer WR-Tee Higgins for WR-Justin Jefferson.

Lions..Visit with FA-DT-DJ Reader-ex Bengals
Carolina..Visit with FA-DE-Jadaveon Clowney-ex Browns
Cowboys..Visit with FA-RB-AJ Dillon-ex Packers

Raiders..Release WR-Hunter Renfrow-QB-Jim Garoppolo..(19M-cap savings)
Saints..Release WR-Mike Thomas ..take (11M) cap hit..(565R-38TD)
Bengals..Release S-Nick Scott
Arizona..Release OT-DJ Humphries..take (19M) cap hit
Ravens..Release LB-Tyus Bowser..5M cap savings
(NFL Notes)

Kansas City..District Attorney files Federal Gun charges against 3-more men for shootings that killed 1-wounded 24 in KC Chiefs Super Bowl Parade
..3-men charged with Federal Firearms violations
..Charged with Gun trafficking of illegally purchased AR-15 weapons
..3-men charged with firing automatic weapons during incident
..2-other shooters charged with Felony murder following arrests
..Police say 6-men in all fired guns at each other in disputes

Dallas…Accuser in rape lawsuit against Dak Prescott now threatending defamation lawsuit for comments Prescott made about 2017-sexual liason…Prescott said woman and lawyer tried to extore 100M-from him to keep story silent.
(College Football)

Aztecs…2nd on field spring football practice at SDSU-Thursday afternoon
Aztecs..Lose QB-Tobin O’Dell to transfer portal..24th SDSU player to exit

Texas AM..Hire Trev Alberts as AD…leaves Alma Mater-Nebraska


Aztecs-UNLV…2nd round game in Mountain West Tourney…SDSU (22-9)…Rebels (19-11)..2-30pm game

Mountain West Conference…1st round games:
..Wyoming-L-Fresno State..Bulldogs upset-Isaiah Pope (22P)
..Colorado State-W-San Jose..Rams 52% shooting..8-3’s
..New Mexico-W-Air Force..JTToppin (18P-11R)-Lobos

MWC..Top 6-teams heading into tourney play-Thursday have combined (119-32) record

MWC..2nd round games:
..Aztecs-UNLV..SDSU (22-9)
..CSU-Nevada..Rams (23-9)..Wolfpack (26-6)
..New Mexico (23-9)-Boise (22-9)
..Utah State (26-5)-Fresno
Pac 12-Tourney-1st round games:
..UCLA-W-Oregon State..Dylan Andrews (31P) in win
..USC-Washington..Boogie Ellis (25P)..Trojans guards (59P)
..Stanford-W-Cal..Cardinal explodes in surprise win
..ASU-Utah..Utes jump to 13-point lead early over Devils at Press Time
Cal..Contract extension thru 2030 for Coach Mark Madsen…took Bears from (2-15) in Pac 12 to (9-11) in one year.
Louisville..Fires coach Ken Payne after (8-24) season..(3-17) in ACC

St Mary’s-W-Gonzaga..Gaels upset Zags in WCC-championship game

Lakers-L-Sacramento (120-107)..Domantus Sabonis (17P-19R-10A)…Harrison Barnes hits 4-3’s in a row in 4th quarter….Austin Reaves (28P) in loss…Kings sweep series (4-0) this year…..Wednesday game…Lakers (36-31)

Clippers-at Chicago..Thursday game
Clippers..F-Kawhi Leonard hobbled by back spasms…G-James Hardin-strained shoulder..F-Paul George-knee tendenitis.

Scott Pollard…Former NBA center readmitted to hospital with blood clot after heart transplant 3-weeks ago..in stable condition.

Washington..Sign #2 pick..C-Tristan Vukcevic-playing for Real Madrid..Serbian native.


San Diego Gulls-W-Ontario (2-1)….Goalie Callie Clang best game of year 41-saves in Gulls win….AHL game-Wednesday night

LA Kings-L-St Louis (3-1)..Brandon Saad key goal…Wednesday game

Ducks-at-Minnesota…Thursday game

Calgary…Release #2 draft pick Topi Ronni after convicstion on rape charge in Finland.

Vancouver..Callup G-Arturs Silov from AHL to replace injured G-Thatcher Demko

PGA…Tournament Players Championship-1st round at Pontre Vedra, Florida..Red hot Scottie Scheffler leads the field.

Rory McIlroy…Says PGA-LIV merger talks need to speed up..game suffeering
Scottie Scheffler…Says critical time to save PGA Tour..says ‘Golf Splintering in US’

Indian Wells..Top seed Novak Djokovic-upset in 3rd round by Luca Nardi.




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