Padres-Pirates……Trade talks with Pirates about deal for CF-Starlin Marte…Pittsburgh asking for C-Austin Hedges and top pitching prospects….Marte (.295-23HR) last year….Career (.287-108 HRs)…Padres do have Manny Margot returning-and Taylor Trammell-Trent Grisham in pipeline…Marte due to make 12M next year
Padres Red Sox…Trade talks for OF-Jackie Bradley for minor league pitcher…Bradley (.225-21HR) last year…Career (.236-91HR)..due 8M next year.
Padres…Reports San Diego willing to pay half of Will Myers (3Y-61M) contract to move him to American League team…hit (.239) last year.
Padres-Rays…Tommy Pham-Hunter Renfroe trade completed…after both sides sign off Medical reports on Pham’s ailing elbow….Remains a 4-player trade.
Padres-Royals…Kansas City report Padres tried to acquire 2B-Whit Merrifleld…but asking price was Luis Urias and top young pitchers…Padres backed away.
Padres…On brink of losing relief pitcher Craig Stammen….has potential offers from Reds-Cardinals-Astros-Diamondbacks.
Padres…Lose front office exec Ben Sestanovich…hired to be Assistant GM-Atlanta Braves
Padres-Arizona..Will play 2-regular season series games in Mexico City in new Harp-Helu Stadium…seats 20,000…first regular season game in Mexico City history.
Padres…GM-AJ Preller comments on MLB-Network
..New manager-we did not want to go 180-degrees in the other director from the style of Andy Green..Jayce Tingler has a lot of things we like
..You can see his knowledge-passion-ability to connect with players.
..All Star break we were 2-games out of wildcard spot-that shows potential
..We’re here to win…we built up the farm system…time to take the next step
..Fans-Town-dying for a championship
..Targeted players early we wanted..go do deal
..Pomeranz-awed by what we saw out of bullpen
..He won 17-games in the past..an All Star..can do bullpen role
..Banking on him to be an Andrew Miller-Wade Davis type reliever
..Zach Davies..he won 17-games two years ago..very consistent
..Tommy Pham-will give you quality at bats-strong clubhouse presence
..Jurickson Profar-he can play 4-positions-he will hit again-work with him
Angels..Enter bidding for FA-3B-Anthony Rendon-willing to go to (7Y-210M) to sign ex Washington National slugger.
Angels-Giants…Trade-Halos deal 3B-Zach Cosart and 2B-Will Wilson to SF for player to be named later..Cosart hit (.124) in injury riddled season….Wilson was first round pick last June-hit (.278) in Class A ball.
Angels..Talking to FA-C-Martin Maldonado about deal
Angels..Sign FA-P-Hobey Milner-ex Tampa Bay…(3.06-ERA)
Dodgers…Confirm they are talking to Anthony Rendon-but have had conversations with 10–different free agents.
Dodgers..Manager Dave Roberts at Winter Meetings…alot of people critical of us losing in playoffs…but you have win a lot to get to the playoffs.
Dodgers..Hire Josh Bard as bullpen coach.
Phillies..Sign FA-SS-Didi Gregorious to (1Y-14M) deal…had strong year and half with Yankees….Hit (.238-16HRs)…missed half of last season.
Giants..Sign FA-P-Kevin Glausman-ex Orioles-Braves
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Hector Neosi-ex Miami
Mets..Sign FA-C-David Rodriguez-ex Tampa Bay
Washington..3B-Anthony Rendon rejected (7Y-200M) contract offer-too much money in deal was deferred.
Cubs-Washington…Open trade talks for Chicago 3B-Kris Bryant (.282-31HR)
Yankees-Toronto…Open trade talks about deal for NY-P-JA Happ
Twins-Pirates..Open trade talks about deal for Bucs P-Chris Archer
Seattle-Arizona..Discussing deal for Mariners OF-Mitch Haniger
Arizona-Texas..Talking about trade for Rangers OF-Shin Soo Choo.
Washington…Open talks with FA-3B-Josh Donaldson-ex Atlanta
Toronto..Meet with FA-1B-Edwin Encarnarcion-ex Yankees
Toronto..Meet with FA-P-Hyun Jin-Ryu-ex Dodgers
Atlanta..Meet with FA-OF-Marcel Ozuna-ex Braves
Giants..Open talks with FA-OF-Nick Castellanos-ex Tigers-Cubs
Giants..Reopen talks with FA-P-Madison Bumgarner.
Scott Boras…Agent says MLB must hand down severe penalties if Houston Astros are found on cheating during season and in post-season…..”Integrity of the game must be earned”
Houston…Manager AJ Hinch spends uncomfortable 20-minutes in interview with media-repeatedly refuses to answer any questions about MLB probe of sign-stealing investigation.
Indians…P-Brady Aiken leaves Cleveland organization after 2-years of struggles-never recovering from elbow ligament replacement surgery….Had (6-17) record over two seasons in Class A-ball…nefer regained his velocity.
Mets..Hire Billy Hatcher as 1st base coach-ex Rays-Reds coach.
Washington…Nationals are giving World Series shares to its scouts and minor league managers and coaches….Washington received 29M in World Series money.
Cubs…Hope to get Arbitrators decision on Kris Bryant service time case next week….Bryant filed grievance that Cubs held him in minor leagues 30-extra days so his free agent clock would not start…Cubs maintain they own his rights two more years…Bryant wants free agency after 2020-season.
MLB…Moving baseball draft in June to right before College World Series…Draft will be held in Omaha.
Chargers…LB-Denzel Perryman..S-Rod Teamer return to team after being sent home last Saturday for missing team meeting in Jacksonville.
Dallas…Cowboys owner Jerry Jones denies report Stephen Jones met with Urban Meyer about possible coaching job.
New England..NFL probe of Patriots video incident-shows New England shot video of Bengals sidelines for 8-minutes in first quarter…gettting hand signals-substitutions made by coaches on sidelines…Bill Belichick denies any knowledge of video taping-has no input on Patriots TV shows….Patriots play Bengals this weekend….Owner Robert Kraft met with Commissioner Roger Goodall 1-day after story broke.
NFL…Will do complete “Top Down Review” of problems league has with video replay…officials calls on pass interference…and operation of Command Center on game day.
NFL Union…Says salary cap for 2020 will jump from 188M-to-200M for next season.
Detroit…Coach Matt Patricia-under fire for (9-19-1) record over two seasons.
Jets..RB-Le’Veon Bell faces fine…ruled out of game last weekend because of viral infection…went blowing till 1:30am though he was sick night before the game he was out of
Washington..CB-Simeon Thomas-suspended 4-games-drug violation
Raiders…Release DT-Terrelle McClain..S-DJ Swearinger…LB-Preston Brown after team fell apart in 2nd half last weekend.
Carolina..Release WR-Greg Dortch
Colts..Sign FA-WR-Dontrelle Inman-ex Chargers
Jaguars..Sign FA-LB-Dakota Allen-ex Rams..C-Ty Gauther-ex Ning
Houston..Workout FA-OT-Andre Smith-ex Bengals
Bengals..IR-WR-Auden Tate-sprained knee
Eagles..IR-WR-Alshon Jeffrey-reinjured foot
49ers..CB-Richard Sherman-out 3W-hamstring
49ers..DE-Dee Ford-out 3W-hamstring
Tampa Bay..WR-Mike Evans-out 4W-hamstring
Redskins..IR-RB-Derrious Grice-sprained knee
Saints…DE-Marcus Davenport-foot surgery
Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long gives scholarship to WR-Jesse Matthews…walk on who had 45 receptions this season.
Aztecs…Expect to sign 5-to-8 players on December 18th in early signing period.
Utah State..QB-Jordan Love transferring as Graduate student…may play at Oklahoma next year…(49TD) last two years..USU announced late in evening Love was filing for NFL draft..
Mountain West Conference…suspende 3-Nevada starters on defense for triggering ugly brawl at end of game with UNLV…Will miss Wolfpack game against Ohio in Potato Bowl.
UNLV…Interviews Dave Aranda-LSU Def Coor for vacant Rebels football job.
Memphis..Will not allow Mike Norvell to coach Cotton Bowl game
Georgia..Hire Matt Luke-OL coach-just fired Ole Miss
Auburn..Hire Chad Morris-Off Coor-just fired Arkansas
Cal Poly..Hire Beau Baldwin-Head Coach-was Off Coor-Cal
Old Dominion..Hire Ricky Rahne-Head Coach- Off Coor-Penn State
Purdue..Fire Nick Holt-Def Coor
UTSan Antonio..Hire Jeff Traylor-head coach-was Asst-Arkansas
Lakers-at-Orlando..Wednesday game…LA (21-3)
Lakers..G-Avery Bradley-cleared to practice-been out with fractured leg
Chicago…G-Otto Porter will be out 4-more weeks-refracture of foot
Kenneth Faried-ex Denver Nuggets-C-leaves team in China to return NBA
Miles Plumlee..ex Atltanta Hawks-C-signs with Zhejiang Lions-China
Houston-Minnesota…Open trade talks for F-Robert Covington of T-Wolves.
NYKnicks…New interim coach Mike Miller puts team thru 2-and-half hour workout…Inherits (4-19( team after firing of David Fizdale as coach
Aztecs…coach Brian Dutcher….Team (10-0) now has 10-days off before next game.
Dallas Stars…Fire Coach Jim Montgomery for ‘off ice’ incident…Club says Montgomery was involved in “Unprofessional conduct” off ice in personal life incident…Refuses to give out details.
Toronto…Leafs President Brendan Shanahan said he had to fire coach Mike Bobcock because of mental abuse of his players over a 4-year span
Flyers…Put C-Nico Heschier on IR-viral infection
Vancouver..Activate C-Brandon Sutter from IR
Ducks-W-Minnesota (3-2) OT-SO…..Max Comtois scores on backhand shot in shootout….Ducks led (2-0) early on (19-1) shot advantage…let Wild back in game… ….Tuesday night action…Ducks (13-14-4)
Kings-Rangers….LA led (1-0) in 2nd period at Press Time on Dustin Brown goal…..LA (11-18-2)
Gulls-Grand Rapids…Wednesday night AHL action…Gulls (9-9-1) in 6th place in Pacific Division.