Hacksaw’s Headlines-Tuesday

Posted by on July 25th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres-Royals…6-Player trade….Padres deal relief P-Brandon Mauer (20-saves)…setup reliever P-Ryan Buchter (3.08) and starter Trevor Cahill (3.69)…Receive P-Travis Wood (6.91-ERA)….P-Matt Straham (2-5) in KC..but with (304K-3.22-ERA) minors….and 2B-Estuary Ruiz (.419) in Arizona Summer League…Royals also sent 11M to Padres to cover Wood’s contract thru 2019…Straham is out for the year with torn patella tendon in knee…Wood likely to go into bullpen….Ruiz remains in rookie ball.

GM-AJ Preller
..Royals wanted key pieces to win their division
..Straham has been our target for 2-years-had big year in AA
..Straham-just 25-big thrower mid 90s..can be reliever or starter
..Straham-no baseball action for 4-months..6-9 month recovery time
..Ruiz is hot prospect combine speed-power
..Ruiz has 20-extra base hits in 20 games in rookie ball
..Ruiz is 5-9 with power frame..he was key player in deali
..Consistent with our plan-get components for now and future
..Getting lots of calls on Brad Hand-teams see our team winning
..Brad Hand-most teams calling us
..Brad Hand-we are not giving players away
..Mauer-made it thru the starter experiment..found his role
..Mauer ERA not indicative of how far he has come
..Buchter was 6Y free agent-given opportunity-look what he did
..Cahill..Talked to agent-said this might happen if he reinvented himself

Manager-Andy Green
..Tough day in clubhouse
..Lose 3-guys that were liked-appreciated-good teammates
..Lose 2-back end pieces in bullpen
..Tough lose guys have history with
..Mauer found his style..12-saves in 13-outings
..Cahill grew as a starter..was comfortable and confident
..Looked at lots of video on Straham
..Strahm has real stuff
..Our scouts love Ruiz
..Players in clubhouse need to ignore the trade rumor noise
..Guys in clubhouse will rally around this deal-others get opportunities
..We understand the challenges today…make adjustments
..This is for the future too.
..Players dealt have mixed feelings-but they’re going to pennant races.
..Will reach into the system to get another starter
..Wait till see if right deal arises for Brad Hand

Padres-L-Mets (5-3)..Wilmer Flores HR..Jay Bruce 2 run scoring singles..Jacob deGrom (8inn-8K)…Clayton Richard threw 123-pitches in the loss…Hunter Renfroe hit 2HRs..mammoth shot onto roof-5th deck-of Wesern Metals Building and HR to dead center…Merts have won 5-of-6…Padres now (43-56).

San Diego-New York..Tuesday night matchup..Jhoulys Chacin (9-7)-vs-Seth Lugo (4-2).

Padres..Eric Aybar-SS-fractured foot
Padres..Callup SS-Dusty Coleman from El Paso…P-Jose Ruiz from Lake Elsinore
Padres..Will consider callus P-Carter Capps…15-ahutout innings…has not found velocity yet
Padres…Cuban rookie P-Adrian Morejon-6 shutout innings…now (3.57-ERA) at Tri Cities.

Padres..1st round pick P-Cal Quantrill (3.75-ERA) at San Antonio
Padres..P-Joey Luchessi (2.19-ERA) at San Antonio
Padres..P-Eric Lauer (5.18-ERA) at San Antonio
Padres..P-Mike Kelly (7-2)..(2.48-ERA) at San Antonio
Padres..P-Brad Wieck (2.70-ERA) at San Antonio
Padres..OF-Jorge Ona..(.300-8HR) at Ft Wayne
Padres..P-Ron Bolanos (4.72-ERA) at Ft Wayne
Padres..P-Carter Capps (2.57-ERA) at El Paso…15-shutout innings in row.


Dodgers-W-Twins (6-4)…Cody Bellinger 3R-HR in 8th inning..Joc Pederson-Yasmani Grandal HRs…LA won 14-of-16…33-of-39…now (69-31) on year.

LA-Minnesota..Tuesday matchup..Kenta Maeda (8-4)-vs-Jose Berrios (9-3)

Dodgers..P-Clayton Kershaw out 6W-with strained back…missed 10W-with herniated disc last season..could be back mid-September for post season.

Dodgers..DL-Clayton Kershaw..Brandon McCarthy….callup P-Josh Ravin..P-Edward Paredes (9Y-minor leaguer)

Dodgers..1B-Adrian Gonzalez-begins batting practice-coming back from herniated disc.

Dodgers-Mets..Discuss trade OF-Yasiel Puig-for-P-Addison Reed.

Dodgers-Rangers..Discuss trade P-Yu Darvish for OF-Yasiel Puig and minor leaguers.


Angels…Off day Monday.

Halos-Indians…Open road trip in Cleveland…Jessie Chavez (5-10)-vs-Mike Clevenger (5-3).



Cubs-:-White Sox..Mzatt Davidson-Adam Engel HRs for Chisox

Astros-W-Phillies..Jose Altuve (4-4) 3RBI..Houston now (66-33)

Blue Jays-W-A’s..Russell Martin HR

Indians-W-Reds..Caarlos Santana 2-solo HRs..Reds lost 9-of-11

Tigers-L-Royals..Emilio Bonasfacio solo HR

Orioles-W-Tampa Bay..Adam Jones HR..Manny Machardo 2RBIs

Rockies-L-Cardinals..Mike Leake 7-shutout innings..Jose Martinez-Randall Grichuk HRs

Miami-W-Texas..Giancarlo Stanton HR-2R-HR

Arizona-W-Atlanta..JD Martinez 2R-HR

Red Sox-L-Mariners..Kyle Seager HR

Giants-L-Pirates..Andrew Mccutcheon 3R-HR..Jody Mercer 3R-HR


Washington..Put OF-Jason Werth on 60Day-DL…DL-OF-Chris Heisey
Washington..P-Stephen Strasburg examined for forearm tightness.
Mets..DL-P-Zack Wheeler-stress fracture reaction in elbow

(Roster Moves)

Yankees-A’s…New York reports Yankees interested in blockbuster deal Yonder Alonso-1B and Sonny Gray-P…A’s want top minor league OF-Esteban Florio and SS-Hoy Park plus Dellan Betances-P….Yankees reject request for SS-Gleyiber Torres in the package.

Yankees-Marlins..New York in contact about availability of OF-Giancarlo Stanton-would cost Yankees 5-for-1 deal.

Washington-Phillies..Trade talks for Phillies relief P-Pat Neshek

Red Sox-Reds..Boston opens talks about SS-Zach Cosart.

Cubs-Miami..Chicago inquires about P-Dan Straily.

Braves-Twins..Trade-Atlanta deals P-Jaime Garcia-C-Anthony Recker to Twins for P-Hu Yoan.

Twins..DFA-P-Craig Breslow

Tampa Bay..Release 2B-Ricky Weeks

Royals..DFA-P-Al Albuquerque

Miami..Option P-Tom Koehler


Red Sox..report P-David Price cursed out broadcaster Dennis Eckersley on plane flight infront of teammates over criticism of rookie P-Eduardo Rodriguez.

Washington…Rookie pitchers both throw no-hitters in Gulf Coast League doubleheader against Miami…Joan Baez-Jared Johnson starting pitchers



Chargers…Will workout FA-QB-Robert Griffin on Tuesday…former Redskins 1st round draft pick…Rookie of Year in 2012-suffered bad knee injury end of that season…Never returned to production from rookie season….Spent part of last season with Cleveland Browns.

Arizona..Workout CB-Brandon Flowers-ex Chargers
Bills..Workout DT-Devon Still-ex Bengals…DT-Roy Miller-ex-Jaguars..

Dallas..Release WR-Lucky Whitehead after shoplifting arrest in Virginia

(Camp News)

NFL…Training camps open…3-lst round picks still unsigned…#3-49ers-DE-Solomon Thomas…#5-Titans-WR-Corey Davis…#24-Raiders-CB-Gareon Conley.

Steelers…RB-Le’Veon Bell remains unsigned-due 12.9M-franchis tag.
Houston..OT-Duane Brown-no show-camp-fined 40,000-per day for holdout

Bears..QB-Mike Glennon says he is the starter-not 1st round pick Mitch Trubisky.

Browns..move RB-Duke Johnson to WR-role in camp.

Houston..workout FA-LB-Zach Orr-ex Ravens.

Broncos…Mike McCoy installs shotgun offense for QBs-Paxton Lynch-Trevor Siemian

Raiders..Open camp with John Pagano taking over 26th rated defense.


Colts..Put QB-Andrew Luck on PUP as shoulder surgery rehab continues-cannot practice with team
Colts..PUP-S-Clinton Gaethers-recovering neck surgery

Vikings..PUP-RB-Latavious Murray-recovering ankle surgery
Vikings..Meeting to determine if QB-Ted Bridgewater goes on PUP

Redskins..Put CB-DeAngelo Hall on PUP-coming off ACL injury.
Eagles..PUP-CB-T-Sidney J9ones…DT-Beau Allen-coming off surgeries

Chiefs..PUP-DT-Chris Jones..OG-Parker Hinger
Denver..PUP-NT-Kyle Peko,,,QB-Chad Kelly-TE-Jake Butt on Non Football Injury list

New England..PUP-LB-Dont’a Hightower…DT-Alan Branch.
New Orleans..PUP-OT-Terron Armstead..C-Max Unger..LB-Dannel Ellerbee

Titans..OG-Sebastian Tretola-wound to leg-hit by errant bullet.
Falcons..DT-Tak McKinney-will not start camp-coming off shoulder surgery


Broncos…Give GM-John Elway-5Y contract extension

Steelers..will wear Shamrock Shield on jersey to salute longtime owner Dan Rooney

Carolina..Fire Director Player Personnel-Mark Koncz-week after firing GM-Dave Gettleman..

Bears..LB-Jerrell Freeman credited with saving choking man in airport-used Heimlich maneuver.

Miami…Sexual assault probe of Cowboys icon-Michael Irvin ends..no charges to be filed.

Cowboys..Arrest warrant for WR-Lucky Whitehead issued in Virginia..shoplifting case..no show in camp



Sacramento-Cleveland…Trade Talks…Kings reject offer of Kyrie Irving-for-DeAaron Fox.

Oklahoma City-NY Knicks…Thunder enter trade talks about possible deal for Carmelo Anthony-F.

Cavaliers..Sign FA-G-Derrick Rose-NYK (1Y-2.1M) deal ……Lakers had offered (4.3M)

Jimmer Fredette…Signs contract to play for Shanghai in Chinese League.

John Kundla..Coach of Minneapolis Lakers-passes at (101Y)….won 5-titles in the late 1940s-early-1950s with George Mikan as center.



Ottawa…Sign FA-D-Johnny Oduya-ex Blackhawks-Dallas.



Dale Earnhardt Junior…will become TV analyst for NBC-Sports when he retires at end of season.

Horse Racing..Trainer Bob Baffert says Arrogate did not suffer injuries..just ran poorly in 4th place finish at Delmar on Saturday.

Soccer…Mexico coach Juan CArlos Osario says clubs failure in Gold Cup tourney-result of Mexican League teams now allowing players to leave clubs to join National team for tourney.


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