Hacksaw’s Headlines–Tuesday

Posted by on December 29th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………….(Baseball)…………..

Padres-Tampa Bay….Trade-San Diego acquires P-Blake Snell from Rays for P-Luis Patino…C-Francisco Mejia….prospects P-Cole Wilcox…C-Blake Hunt…Padres inherit (3Y-38M) left on Snell contract…Snell (10-10) last 2-years since elbow surgery (210K-157Inn)…Career (42-30)..3.24-ERA as a starter…Padres give up 3-of top 14-rated prospects in farm system….Snell owed (10.8M…12M..16M) final 3-years of deal.

Padres-Cubs..Trade..Friars land P-Yu Darvish and C-Vic Caratini (.250-11HR)….Darvish (8-3) with 2.01-ERA last season…(71-56) career with Texas-Dodgers-Cubs…has (3Y-62M) left on contract…Padres deal veteran starter Zach Davies and 4-lower minor leaguers..OF-Owen Caissie..SS-Ray Preciado…SS-Yeison Santana..OF-Ismael Mena…San Diego parts with 4-of top 16-rated in farm system..

Padres…Monday deals give up 7-of-top 16-minor league players in organization but retain 4-of-top-5 pitchers.

Padres..International Reports say they won bidding war for SS-Ha Seong Kim-Kiwoon Bears-Korea…Could be (3Y-21M) deal…Kim (.306-30HRs) last year…Career (.290-hitter)

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(MLB)

Texas..Sign FA-OF-Charley Culberson-ex Dodgers-Braves
Fubon-Taiwan..Sign FA-P-JC Ramirez-ex Angels
Wei Chuan-China..Sign FA-P-Junichi Tazawa-ex Red Sox-Orioles

Dodgers…Ken Gurnick-covered Dodgers (28Y)-retires MLB.com as beat writer.
Bob Brown…Longtime Orioles Public Relations Director for 35-years..passes (89Y)

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…………..(Football)……………

(Scoreboard)..Monday Night Football

Bills-W-Patriots (39-9)…QB-Josh Allen (340P-4TD)…WR-Stefon Diggs (9R-145Y)…Cam Newton benched (5-10) 34P in ugly loss…Patriots had just (56Y) passing in game…Bills now (3-16) in games played in New England…Buffalo (12-3)..New England (6-9).

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(Roster Moves)

Washington..Release QB-Dwayne Haskins after 2nd benching of season and 40,000-fine for Covid violations..Former 1st round draft pick…Career stats (16G-12TD-22Tovers-49 Sacks-QBR 74)

Seattle..Release DT-Damon Harrison
Lions..Release S-Jayron Kearse

Rams..bring in QB-Blake Bortels for physical with hopes of signing him Tuesday

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(NFL)

Cleveland..Faces major fine for Covid outbreak in training room…WR-group violated protocols with usage of hot tubs leading for 4-players testing positive

NFL..Will add 17th game to schedule next season to offset loss of 4B-in local team revenues this year…Revenue from extra game will allow NFL to keep salary cap at 198M rather than dip to 175M

Washington…TV analyst Brian Billick responding to release QB-Dwayne Haskins…”That’s why you don’t let owners make draft picks”

Pittsburgh..QB-Ben Roethlisberger passioned halftime speech on Sunday..”We need to have fun-going to throw ball underneath-go no huddle-have fun-win”…Steelers scored 3-TDs in row against Colts to wipe out (24-7) deficit and win critical game.

Houston..Angry DE-JJ Watts challenges team…”If you don’t care-Leave-We Owe it to our fans to do better”….Texans (4-10)

Washington..QB-Alex Smith will start final game of season vs Eagles despite ailing calf.

Rams..QB-Jared Goff-mounting criticism..(38-turnovers-31-games)

Eagles..Coach Doug Pederson says “not expected to get fired” despite (4-10-1) record.

Patriots..Josh McDaniels to assume QB-coaching role this week in addition to Off Coord-to allowed Jedd Fisch to leave early to take over U-Arizona coaching job.

Chiefs..Coach Andy Reid says he may rest some starters in Sunday game with Chargers…Chiefs (14-1) have home field advantage.

Jaguars..Confirm team will have as much as 75M-cap space this offseason..Jaguars have lost 14-games in a row.

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(Injuries)

Rams..QB-Jared Goff-surgery on dislocated thumb…hopes to play in postseason in 12-days
Rams..RB-Darrell Henderson-high ankle sprain
Jets..RB-Frank Gore-bruised lung
Miami..WR-Jakeem Grant-high ankle sprain
Browns…WR-Jarvis Landry to be reactivated from Covid list Thursday

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(College Football)

ESPN…Lost 27.1M-advertising revenue from 14-bowl games that were cancelled.

Alamo Bowl…Tuesday matchup Texas-vs-Colorado
Cheez It Bowl..Tuesday game Miami-vs-Oklahoma State

Boise State..Interviewing former QB-Kellen Moore for head coaching job-current Off Coor-Dallas Cowboys.

Clemson..Coach Dabo Swinney says he ranked Ohio State 11th in his poll because Buckeyes did not play full schedule.

Notre Dame..Declared 20-point underdog for playoff game with Alabama.

AP All American Team….Alabama QB-Mac Jones..RB-Najee Harris..WR-DaVonta Smith among 6-Tide players named to 1st team…Florida QB-Kyle Trask named 2nd team…Clemson QB-Trevor Lawrence was on 3rd team.

Arizona..to interview longtime Michigan Def Coord-Don Brown for coaching staff job
Alabama..Off Coord-Steve Sarkisian named winner of Frank Broyles Award-top assistant in game
USC..RB-Markese Stepp to transfer out of Trojans program

Aztecs…Longtime Associate AD-Steve Schnall retires after 15Y at school

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………………(Basketball)……………..

Aztecs….Ranked 23rd in USA-Today Coaches Poll…Ranked 27th in AP Poll.

Aztecs…Now (6-1)…will have 10-day layoff before playing Colorado State in Saturday-Monday game….Coach Brian Dutcher comments”
..We will have 2-CSU game tapes to watch-they play Fresno State first
..Talked to UCSD about a non conference game-they sent players home
..Continue to talk to Stanford-USC-Gonzaga-Baylor about a game
..9-Big 10-teams ranked ahead of Aztecs..call me-we will play you
..It is challenge to find games now…we are on a (36-3) streak
..Problem-Fullerton-Loyola-Cal Poly-others on pause

Lady Aztecs…(2-6) record…practice put on pause by outbreak in program

Villanova..Coach Jay Wright tests positive-Wildcats put on pause
Kentucky…Coach John Calipuri upset at team (1-6) record
Syracuse…Lady Orange program put on pause

AP Poll…1-Gonzaga..2-Baylor..3-Kansas.

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(NBA)

Lakers-Portland…Trailblazers led (58-54) at halftime…Anthony Davis had (2P) in opening half–playing with calf injury…Monday game

Clippers…Ugly loss to Dallas…Trailed (77-27) at halftime..shot (4-33) in 51-point loss…all time worst half in NBA dating back to shot clock of 1954.

Clippers-Minnesota..Tuesday night matchup.

NBA..Informs teams no owners will be allowed to make purchase of any Covid vaccine in advance of league deals.

Brooklyn…G-Spencer Dinwiddie-possible torn ACL
Cavs..F-Kevin Love-calf strain
Memphis..G-Ja Morant suffers severe ankle injury or Achilles injury in Monday game

76ers..GM-Daryl Morely fined 50,000 for tampering tweet comments about G-James Harden-Houston

Nick Young..longtime NBA G-signs in China…played with Lakers-Denver-Golden State-Washington.

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…………………..(Hockey)………………….

Washington…G-Henrik Lundqvist-heart valve replacement surgery
Montreal…Sign RW-Corey Perry-ex Ducks-Dallas (372G) career
St Louis..Sign FA-C-Mike Hoffman-ex Florida (172G) career
Toronto..Put LW-Kalle Kosilla on waivers-sent to Germany
Carolina..Sign #1 pick-Seth Jarvis-Portland-WHL
Ottawa..Sign #1 pick-RW-Tim Steutzle-played in Germany

Gulls..PR-Director Steve Brown leaves team to join Anaheim Ducks PR-staff

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……………..(General)………………

English Premier League
..Manchester City-Everton…Monday game cancelled..Multiple positive tests on City team.
..Chelsea-Tie-Aston Villa..Olivier Geroud scores game tying goal
..Crystal Palace-Tie-Leicester..Will Zaha scores (58′) for Palace

EPL-Tuesday schedule
..Manchester United-Wolverhampton
..Arsenal-Brighton

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