Padres…Status of Manager Jayce Tingler remained unresolved thru late Monday…Sources saying Padres talking to Tingler about staying within organization-possibly as roving instructor or Manager at AAA-El Paso…Status of coaches not yet resolved either thought most of their contracts are expiring..Other source indicating GM-AJ Preller wants to retain Tingler but overhaul coaching staff….Preller facing pressure to make change because of (12-34) collapse at back end of season.
Padres…Manager Jayce Tingler….’I believe in this group…I deserve to return…We played our asses off…I will always defend these players”
Padres…The Athletic’s-Ken Rosenthal authors stinging criticism of GM-AJ Preller quoting 20-anonymous baseball executives…titled “The Preller Problem”…Anonymous comments:
..Always wants flashy deals
..If you stay the course-world possible move
..Preller routinely aggressive in making deals
..2015-Deals..Kemp-Upton-Shiefls..team went (74-88)
..2021-Deals..team went (79-83)…how are they better?
..Bloated payroll-non tradeable players
..Only 3-quality prospects left in the farm system
..Players are responsible-they undeerachieved
..Preller wants people who won’t speak back
..Removes employees who challenge his weaknesses
..Failed at trade deadline-put a pin in balloon
..Wants to hire someone he can tell what to do
..Has no empathy for inner workings of a clubhouse
..There are deep rooted clubhouse problems.
..In 1-year-traded for 11-veterans..dealt 31 players away
..He has patchwork roster
..He must learn to trust and delegate..not have to be AJ’s way
..Uses analytics only when it confirms his thinking
..This is our decade motto..has not worked.
Dodgers…1B-Max Muncy has hyperextended elbow-will miss start of playoffs.
Dodgers-Cardinals..Wildcard playoff game-Wednesday…Max Scherzer-vs-Adam Wainwright.
Angels..P-DH-Shohei Ohtani wants contract extension…Due (5.5M) next season after MVP-type season.
Yankees-at-Boston…AL wildcard playoff-play in game..Tuesday…Gerritt Cole-vs-Nathan Eovaldi….Both teams went (92-70)…Yankees-Aaron Judge-Giancarlo Stanton combined (84HRs)…Red Sox got (97HRs) from Raf Devers-Hunter Renfroe-JD Martinez….Martinez has ailing ankle…Yankees without DJ LeMahieu-Joey Gallo
Playoff Protocols..Teams will have 9-player taxi squads….No limit on how many pitchers on 26-man playoff roster…U-vaxxed players will be tested daily…Extra inning rule will be changed-no runner at 2nd base to start extra innings.
Mets..Fire Manager Luis Rojas after 2-seasons
Orioles..Fire hitting coach Don Long
Phillies..Fire hitting coach Joe Dillon..Infield coach Juan Castro
Washington..Will offer contract extension to 1B-Ryan Zimmerman
Phillies..Slugger Bryce Harper says team needs rebuild farm system
Raiders-L-Chargers (28-14)….Monday Night Football…Bolts put on defensive clinic in opening half…Offense got rolling in 2nd quarter in jumping to (21-0) lead…withstood furious Derek Carr comeback in second half…Derwin James critical interception in 4th quarter-snuffed out Raiders rally..Bolts (3-1) move into 3-way tie with Raiders-Broncos for lst place in AFC-West
..Chargers total offense (248-49) in 1st half…(15-1) in first downs
..Justin Herbert (20-25) 175Y-3TD in lst half
..Bolts defense 2-sacks-3 pressures-2-tackles loss in 1st half
..Keenan Allen-Jared Cook-Austin Ekler TD catches
..Raiders self destructed with taunting penalty-facemask-illegal block flags
..Chargers faltered in 2nd half-critical penalites-Personal Foul-PIntference
..Nassir Adderly personal foul..Asante Samuel 46Y-pass interference
..Carr overthrew wide open Henry Rugg would have tied the game
..Daniel Carson missed 53Y0-FG-Raiders never recovered.
..Justin Herbert (264P4TD) in win
..Austin Ekler (145APY) with key runs in 2nd half
..Bolts had 12-chunk plays of Plus 10…Raiders had only 7-plays
..Bolts finished with 4-saks and 7-pressures
Chargers..Put LB-Kenneth Murray on IR with sprained ankle…IR-DT-Justin Jones-ongoing calf issues.
Chargers..Activated DTs Forrest Merrill..DT-Breiden Fehoko from practice squad.
49ers..QB-Jim Garoppolo-out 3W-calf strain
Lions..LB-Romeo Okwara-torn Achilles
Denver..QB-Ted Bridgewater put in Concussion protocol
Bears..RB-David Montgomery-strained knee
Chiefs..WR-Josh Gordon goes thru first full practice with team
49ers..Meet with LB-Mychal Kendricks
New England…Bill Belichick met for 20-minutes in private with Tom Brady on Sunday night after the game….Brady told reporters “I will always be part of the Boston community:….Brady hugged Pats owner Bob Kraft before the game entering the locker room.
Patriots-Bucs..Drew 28.2M viewers…2nd highest rating ever for Sunday Night Football
Jaguars..Coach Urban Meyer apologizes for being caught on video in Columbus bar with woman doing lap dance infront of him.
Washington…Head trainer Ryan Vermillion removed from job while under investigtion by DEA….Drug officials showed up at Washington facility to search Vermillion offices as well as at his home Had come to Washington after 16-years with Carolina Panthers and coach RonRivera
Broncos..Coach Vic Fangio upset Ravens-John Harbaugh called big play runs in final series of blowout win on Sunday to set NFL record
Lakers..C-Dwight Howard drew 6-fouls in 13 minutes including flagrant foul in 1st exhibition game.
Golden State..G-Andrew Wiggings decides to have first Covid-vaccine shot
NHL…Sets up meeting with Las Vegas G-Robin Lehner-who accussed Flyers of distributing illegal doses of ‘Ambien’ to players on road trips…said Coach Alain Vigneault should be fired.
Ducks…Put 6-players on waivers to send them to San Diego Gulls…Included in group…D-Trevor Carrick..D-Brandon Guhle..F-Vin Littierri
Ducks..Assign 16 players to San Diego Gulls including veteran NHL defenseman Ben Hutton…young goal scorers Max Golod-Alex Limoges return from last year
Paris St-Germaine…Young star Kyhain Mbappe has asked club to set up trade to another team.
NWSL..Women’s leauge under seige..Commissioner Lisa Baird re-signs amid sexual harrassment claims that led to firing of 3-head coaches in 2-weeks including coaches at North Carolina…Louisville and Washington teams.
FC-Barcelona..Confirmes team has 1.5B-in debts…Lost 659M in last year’s pandemic.
Inter Milan..Confirmed it lost 284M-in debts last year despite winning Serie A-League championship for 19th time.
Juventus…incurred 246M in losses last year
Manchester United had 148M in losses in pandemic year
NASCAR….Bubba Wallace wins rain shortened Talladega 500…Wallace caught leader on lap 115…Big wreck brought out caution on lap 118..then heavy rain hit track…Wallace is first African American driver to win NASCAR race since 1963-Wendell Scott victory.
NASCAR…Former Infinity and Truck Series driver John Wes Townley murdered in North Carolina…shot in chest when he confronted his ex-wife with an axe in Saturday incident.