Hacksaw’s Headlines-Thursday

Posted by on December 14th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres…Winter Meetings sources say club spent Wednesday shopping 3B-Chase Headley and Yangervis Solarte in potential deals….Angels-Mets-Giants interested.

Padres…Choose 7th in opening round of the Rule 5-draft today-final day of meetings.

Padres..Manager Andy Green quotes from meetings.
..We remain in the talent acquisition mode
..Roster is muddy water now-will become clear in couple of weeks
..Chase Headley-Pros-Pro-willing to play 1B-3B-LF
..Headley would have had highest on base percentage and 2nd higher OPS here
..Yanger Solarte..Valued as pulse of team
..Carlos Ssuaje-2nd base is his job
..Hunter Renfroe-needs to improve…’get out there and fight’
..Brian Mitchell goes into our rotation today

Dodgers…Manager Dave Roberts at meetings
.No regrets decisions in World Series
..Yu Darvish was not tipping his pitches..he got the ball up
..Looked at Darvish video-could not locate-Astros hit him
..Believed in process in using bullpen
..Use your advantage to get a key out in an inning-did it all year
..Kershaw on 2-days rest..Alex Wood never pitched on 3-days rest-went Darvish

Angels-Tigers…..Halos deal for veteran 2B-Ian Kindler…..4th key off season acquisition for team….

Angels…Confirm they knew Shohei Ohtani had plasma injection for strained elbow ligament in October…passed their physical…GM-BIlly Eppler
..Ohtani liked sincerity of owner Arte Moreno
..Great fan base in Orange County
..Fans give players ‘their space’ in Orange County
..Ohtani development at age 23-amazing-wants to grow
..Will give him resources to be 2-position player
..Still looking for 2nd baseman
..Wants Albert Pujols to play 1B-3 times a week..Ohtani DH-3-times a week



Miami-Cardinals…Marlins deal OF-Marcel Ozuna (37HR) to St. Louis for top minor league P-Sandy Alcantra and 3-other minor league players.

Marlins…Have now traded Giancarlo Stanton, Dee Gordon and Marcel Ozuna and received 2B-Starlin Castro and 9-minor league players in deals….Club says it is not taking offers on OF-Christian Yelich.

Arizona-Texas….2nd day of trade talks for P-Zach Grienke…Rangers want D-backs to pay some of 138M owed on contract..

Orioles-Phillies…Philadelphia wants window to talk to SS-Manny Machardo about contract extension to avoid free agency-before making deal.

Cardinals-A’s…Discuss deal for St. Louis OF-Stephen Piscotty.
Cardinals-Tampa..Discuss trade for XRays 3B-Evan Longoria
Yankees-Arizona..Talk about deals for P-Pat Corbin-OF-Brandon Drury
Cubs-Indians..Open talks about Tribe P-Danny Salazar

Tampa Bay-Seattle..Rays deal P-Anthony Misiewicz for cash slot
Indians-Mariners..Tribe deals P-Shawn Armstrong for cash slot


(Free Agent Signings)

Rockies..Sign P-Bryan Shaw-ex Indians
Rockies..Re-Sign P-Jake McGee
Rockies..Re-Sign P-Greg Holland
Mariners..Sign P-Juna Nicasio-ex Piratxes
Houston..Sign P-Joe Smith-ex Indians-Blue Jays
Mets..Sign P-Anthony Swarczak-ex-Milwaukee
Twins..Sign P-Michael Pineda-ex Yankees
Cubs..Sign P-Drew Smyley-ex Seattle
Phillies..Sign P-Tommy Hunter-ex Rays

Miami…Release P-Edinson Volzquez-elbow surgery


(Free Agency)

Red Sox..Open contract talks with DH-JD Martinez-Arizona
Royals..Meet with 1B-Mark Reynolds-Rockies
Toronto..Talk to OF-Carlos Gonzalez-Rockies
Twins..Open talks with P-Yu Darvish-Dodgers
A’s..Meet with P-Tony Watson-Dodgers
Yankees..Interested in 3B-Eduardo Nunez-Red Sox.-_



Scott Boras…Agent criticizes Marlins and MLB…saying baseball needed to do better job screening potential owners….Says Derek Jeter has turned ‘jewelry store’ into pawn shop.

Jose Canseco….tweets ‘been molested by women….never shouted ‘me too’.

Hall of Fame..Names Bob Costas as Ford Frick winner for induction…Names Akron Beacon Journal writer Sheldon Ocker as JG Spink winner for enshrinement.





Chargers….OTs-Russell Okung-strained knee…Joe Barksdale-turf toe-both limited in practice for upcoming Chiefs game.



Owners Meetings…Jerry Jones says NFL needs to change constitution so owners have more power than Commissioner.

Cincinnati….Pete Brown….longtime scout…son of team founder Paul Brown-passes at age 74.

Kansas City…Former Chiefs RB-Larry Johnson says he has CTE symptoms.

Miami…Warren Sapp admits he gave sex toys to female employees at NFL Network-asks where is sexual harassment in that.

NFL Network…2nd woman surfaces-says Network HR people asked her sexual questions in job interview.

NFL..Hires outside counsel to conduct investigation of NFL network sex scandal.

Giants…will begin interviews for vacant GM job next Monday…will talk to Eliot wolfs-packers…Nick Caseirio-Patriots

Atlanta..legendary LB-Tommy Nobis-1st pick in NFL draft in 1966-passes away…called Mr. Falcon-played 11-years in Atlanta.

CFL…Commissioenr Randy Ambrosie confirms face to face meeting with Johnny Manziel about reinstatement to sign with Hamilton Ti-Cats.

Denver-at-Indianapolis….Thursday Night Football



Titans..QB-Marcus Mariota hampered with hamstring-ankle issues.
Eagles..TE-Zach Ertz-cleared concussion protocol
Patriots..IR-OT-Marcus Cannon
Vikings..TE-Kyle Rudolph misses practice-ankle
Jaguars..LB-Telvin Smith-cleared from concussion protocol
Carolina..OT-Trei Turner in concussion exams
Bills..WB-Tyrod Taylor-practices-coming of knee injury
Arizona..RB-Adrian Peterson-little progress from neck injury



Arizona State…Phil Bennett will leave Devils as defensive coordinator
James Madison..10Y-extensiosn to head coach Mike Houston
Kansas State..Bill Snyder-age 79-will return to coach in 2018.





Lakers-at-Cleveland…Thursday night game

Clippers-W-Orlando (106-95)…Lou Williams (31P)…DeAndre Jordan (16P-20R)….Wednesday night game

Cavs…LeBron James says he feels sorry for Lonzo Ball..’kid hasn’t said anything-getting all this scorn’

LaVar Ball…criticized in NY media for sitting curtsied at Garden and trying to call plays for his son to run in loss to Knicks.

Golden State..G-Nick Young-out with concussion





San Diego Gulls-W-Stockton (5-3)….Gulls score 3-goals in 3rd period for come from behind win….AHL action

Ducks-at-St Louis…Thursday night…Anaheim (2-8-2) last 12-games.

Kings…Wife of Kings President Luc Robitaille says Donald Trump propositioned her in elevator 10-years ago in New York.

LA Kings..Newspaper report says longtime Kings F-Matt Johnson has disappeared from family…and is living on streets in Santa Monica-homeless-with mental problems.

Ottawa..Report Senators may begin overhaul rebuild of roster…putting All Star D-Erik Karlsson on trade market.





Oscar Pistorius…Former Olympian injured in fight in prison with cellmate over use of phone…Serving 13-years for murder of fiancee.

Soccer…Manchester City wins midweek game over Swansea in EPL (4-0)….City wins 15th in row…Team is now (16-0-1).


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