Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on February 20th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

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Padres….Stun baseball world by reaching agreement on (10Y-300M) contract with Dodgers FA-SS-Manny Machado….deals includes an opt out contract after 5th season in San Diego…and No Trade Clause…Machado hit (.297–37HRs) last year between Orioles and Dodgers…Career (.282-175HRs)….4X-All Star in 6-years…2-Gold Gloves…has (142HR-4Years)…..Padres over won out over White Sox offer of (8Y-250M).,,,Machado expected to play 3B-allowing Fernando Tatis to start season in AAA-El Paso….Ian Kinsler to play 2B-Luis Urias to work at SS with Greg Garcia….Jose Pirela to be utility man.. …Machado in San Diego on Wednesday for physical…..will go to camp in Arizona on Thursday.

Padres….Machado contract pushes payroll to (110M) for the season…but also includes 23M-in dead money owed to players no longer in San Diego.

Padres…Owners Ron Fowler-Peter Seidler met privately with agent Don Lozano on Monday night in Arizona to finalize deal…after GM-AJ Preller flew to Miami last Friday to meet with Machado and his extended family.

Padres..Ron Fowler comments…”Talent like this is not available every year-we needed a 3rd baseman…

Padres…Peter Seidler….”San Diego has never won a World Series or a championship…Padres been to playoffs just 5X-in-49 years….we are set up to win every year….More talent than ever in the system-but it is coming.”

Padres…GM-AJ Preller…”He’s an elite offensive-defensive player-hie changes your club”

Larry Lucchino…Give owners credit for this bold move-this risky move”

White Sox…said “We were not prepared to go over the (8Y-240M) offer they made to Macahdo.

Phillies…say ‘sometime you have to walk away….what he wanted was over our valuation of him”

Dodgers…Mourn passing of legendary P-Don Newcombe-club ambassador…passed away (92Y)…career record (149-90)…won Rookie of Year…Cy Young Award…MVP in 1950s….Went (20-5)…(27-7) in back to back seasons in 1955-56….Fought back from alcoholism to save his life….life of Maury Wills…and others in baseball..

Angels..Owner Art Moreno says payroll of team will be (165M) with budget space to add salary at trading deadline…..says team is discussing ways to extend Mike Trout contract that runs thru 2020..but not yet opened talks.

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(Teams)

Cardinals…Shutdown P-Carlos Martinez for 2W-shoulder issue
Phillies..P-Jared Eickhoff-cleared to pitch-coming back shoulder issues.
Twins..3B-Miguel Sano reports to camp with cut on heel from celebration in Dominican Republic Winter ball

Orioles..Sign FA-P-Josh Osich-ex Giants.
Twins…2B-Dean Anna retires

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…..(Football)……

Alliance American Football…..Tom Dundon-Charlotte industrialist puts 250M into AAF to help meet its payroll…and becomes Chairman of the Board….Dundon owns NHL-Carolina Hurricane franchise….Agents had indicated players had not been paid last Friday when checks were due….Dundon will now try to lineup ‘Working Agreement’ for access to NFL young players for coming seasons.

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(NFL)

Steelers…Art Rooney…GM-Kevin Colbert….Capologist Ari Khan…Agent Drew Rosenhaus…WR-Antonio Brown meet in Florida…and agree Pittsburgh will work out trade to move the unhappy wide receiver….He is due 2.5M-roster bonus on March 17th….49ers-Raiders appear most interested in Brown.

49ers-Giants…Open trade talks about possible deal for unhappy NY-WR-Odell Beckham.

Chiefs…Franchise tag LB-Dee Ford (15.7M) for coming season.

Arizona..Sign FA-TE-Charles Clay-ex Bills.

Dallas..Release DT-David Irving-played 2-games last year-personal problems.

Dallas…DE-DeMarcus Lawrence says he will not sign Franchise Tender again this year and play under 1Y-20M deal.

Denver..WR-Emmanuel Sanders…Rejects request to restructure down his (12.9M) contract.

Jaguars..Release K-Kai Fortbath

Tampa Bay..Sign FA-RB-Andre Ellington-ex Arizona

Chiefs..Sign FA-OT-Justin Senior-ex Seattle

Jets..Release DT-Mike Pennell…..Release S-Terrance Brooks..Release LB-Kevin Pierre Louis

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(Coaching)

Jaguars..Hire Dom Capers-Def Consultant…longtime Def Coord-Packers-Carolina

Dallas..Hire Adam Kleffner-asst OL coach-ex Missouri

Bengals..Interview Lou Anarumo-DB coach-Giants for Def Coord job

Packers..Off Coord-Nathan Hackett said he will not teardown playbook-will keep system intact for QB-Aaron Rodgers.

Chiefs..Hire Sam Madison-Asst DB coach-played 12-years in NFL.
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(College Football)

Virginia Tech…QB-Josh Jackson transfers to Maryland as grad student-will have 2Y-eligibiity left.

Arizona State..LB-Jalen Bates-transfer to Colorado State.

Bowling Green…Hires Brian Van Gorder-Def Coord….worked at Notre Dame-Auburn-Louisville

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……(Basketball)……..

Aztecs-Nevada….SDSU faces 6th ranked Wolfpack (24-1) on year at Viejas Arena…Nevada 11-in row….averaging (81P) on offense….giving up (61P) on defense……hitting 47% shots from floor and 38% on 3-point shots….have hit (219) 3’s this year…

Nevada…led by G-Caleb Martin (19PPG)…C-Jordan Caroline (18P-9R)….G-Jazz Johnson-Cody Martin (11PPG)…..Wolfpack lone loss of year at New Mexico on January 5th…..beat Boise by 1-point……6-wins in conference by 20-points or more including victories by 20-23-29-33-39-40 in conference….Non conference wins over Utah-Arizona State-USC-Loyola.

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Lakers-Clippers…off night on Wednesday
Lakers-at-Houston…open 2nd half of season on Thursday…Lakers (28-29) on year.
Clippers-at-Memphis…on Friday.

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……(Hockey)……

Ducks-W-Minnesota (4-0)…Goalie Ryan Miller makes 31-saves…..Corey Perry-Ryan Kesler score key 3rd period goals in road win.

Anaheim Ducks…put RW-Patrick Eaves on waivers…for purpose of sending him back to San Diego Gulls….has not scored in 4-games with Ducks this season.

Vancouver..Sign FA-G-Michael Leighton-ex Flyers.

Edmonton..Put D-Brandon Manning on waivers.

Ottawa…..Senators talking to 6-NHL clubs about deal for F-Matt Duchene….Vancouver-NY Islanders-Nashville most interested.

Gulls-Tucson…AHL action on Wednesday night…Gulls play 5-of-7 at home

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….(General)……

Tiger Woods….Arrives in Mexico to play in WGC-event

Don Bragg…Legendary Olympic pole vaulter in 1950s-60…passes away in New Jersey (82Y)….set indoor and outdoor record (15’9″) at Rome Olympics in 1960 with aluminum pole.

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