Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on December 2nd, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres…Decision day on OF-Tommy Pham tender contract offer…Has had 2-wrist surgeries for cartilage problem…in addition to surgery for broken hamate bone…Hit (.211) during season…Club unwilling to tender him at 8M-last year’s salary or 10M for final year of arbitration…Club upset he got himself into incident resulted stabbing at strip club-week after season ended.

Padres…Will post bids on two Japanese League pitchers:
..Tomo Sugano (31Y)..was (14-2) Yomiuri Giants…(106-50) career
..Kohei Arihara (28Y)..(60-50) Nippon Ham Fighters career.



MLB….Decision Day-Tender offers to players…Top names rumored not to be tendered:
..Cubs-3B-Kris Bryant
..Yankees-C-Gary Sanchez
..Rockies-P-Jon GrayCubs
..White Sox-P-Carlos Rodon
..Indians-C-Austin Hedges
..Tampa Bay-1B-Ji Man Choi
..Reds-OF-Brian Goodwin
..Twins-OF-Eddie Rosario

Cubs..Interview Jared Porter-2nd time-Current Asst GM-Diamondbacks for Cubs GM job
Phillies…Interview Josh Byrnes-Dodgers Asst GM to Phillies President job

Dodgers…Legendary Manager Tom LaSorda removed from ICU after 23-day hospitalization…is recovering in Orange County hospital..Been in hospital since November 8th
Negro League Museum..Shuts down-2 employees positive test-virus
Twins..Sign deal for AAA-farmclub-St Paul Saints..AA-Wichita

MLB..City of Fresno preparing lawsuit for MLB yanking AAA-out of city

MLB..Union donated 500,000 from Trust Fund to help pay for minor leaguers who could not play last year.

MLB..Updates new rules for teams..Each MLB team will have 180-players in farm system…each team to have 5-farmclubs.

Tommy Sandt…longtime coach-Minor league manager Pirates system-passes away (69Y)


(Roster Moves)

NY Mets..Sign FA-P-Trevor May-ex Twins

NY Mets..Open contract talks with FA-OF-George Springer-Houston
NY Mets..Contract talks with FA-C-James McCann-White Sox
Cubs..Open talks with FA-P-Corey Kluber-ex Rangers-Indians
Toronto..Make contact with FA-2B-DJ LeMahieu-Yankees
Milwaukee..Sign FA-C-Luke Maile-ex Pirates

Indians..Rookie P-Cam Hill-wrist surgery-injured in auto accident.



Chargers….Coach Bill Belichick says QB-Justin Herbert has ‘all the tools’ to be a star in the NFL…

Chargers-Patriots…Bill Belichick moves teams practices to UCLA…will play Chargers and Rams next two weekends in Los Angeles.



Steelers-Ravens..Wednesday afternoon football (12:40pm) PST….Ravens had 1-practice in pads in 11-days….Team flew into Pittsburgh on Tuesday afternoon…Players threatened wildcat strike if game was not moved back…Team activated 9-players from Covid-IR list to rejoin team…At 1-point early in week…had 23-players on IR list..Report 2-Ravens staffers tested positive late Tuesday after team had left for Pittsburgh..



Cincinnati..QB-Joe Burrow arrives in Los Angeles to have major knee surgery by Dr. Neal El Attrache…Repair 3-torn ligaments and meniscus surgery.

Houston..CB-Bradley Robey suspended 6G-PED violation
Houston..WR-Will Fuller appeals 6G-suspension for use of medication

49ers..Move team to hotel in Phoenix..will practice for 3W-there and play 2-home games in Glendale Stadium.

NFL..Dr Anthony Fauci says he believes NFL will play infront of fans starting in September

Denver..President Joe Ellis says ‘teamwork-not-carelessness’ of players will help beat back the virus…says 2-coaches sidelined were victims of ‘false positives’.

Jim Caldwell…former Colts-Lions head coach says he has passed physical after sitting out this year with health issues…Had calcium problems and heart issues…Resolved by changes in diet-lifestyle



Seattle..DE-Carlos Dunlop-MRI on injured foot

Broncos…All 3-QBs reinstated after negative Covid tests
Ravens..RBs JK Dobbins-Mark Ingram activated from Covid IR list
Browns..Activate DE-Myles Garret after 2-weeks on Covid IR list
Browns..IR-S-Ronnie Harrison-shoulder

Colts..K-Rigo Sanchez underwent Cancer surgery on Tuesday
Patriots..IR-WR-Julian Edelman-Covid test issues
Giants..IR-LB-Kyler Fackrell

49ers..Say DE-Dee Ford..DE-Ron Blair..C-Weston Richburg-miss rest of season with injuries.
Washington…RB-Bryce Love told will remain on IR for the year..has had 2-knee operations since final year at Stanford.


(Roster Moves)

Eagles..Release S-Wil Parks
Packers..Sign FA-KR-Tavon Austin-ex Rams-Cowboys


(College Football)

Aztecs..Coach Brady Hoke-Tuesday press conference
..Refuse to name starting QB for Colorado State game.
..Not ready to disclose if QB-Lucas Johnson can return to play
..Hope to return OG-LB who had been out ill last week
..Yes got payday game..not worried knocked out of bowl game with loss
..Accepted Colorado game-not back out for Air Force game
..Air Force negotiating with Army up till Friday-we not waiting
..RB-Greg Bell-could be part of 4-man RB-group
..We are focused to play each game..not worried about bowl game
..Frustrated with QB situation-have to find consistency
..Takes all 11-on offense to get job done
..USA Today projects Aztecs-Louisiana Tech in Frisco Bowl-Texas

Colorado State…ends 3-month probe of possible Covid violations and racial incidents in Rams football program….Says ‘could not substantiate’ any wrongdoing by Coach Steve Addazio in dealing with players.

Ohio State…returned to practice Tuesday-hope play on weekend
Stanford..move practices to Seattle for 1-week..then Corvallis next week
ACC..cancels Notre Dame-Wake Forest game
ACC..cancels Clemson-Florida State game with more problems in Seminoles program

Sun Bowl…Cancels game…1st time since 1935-not be played



Aztecs..Coach Brian Dutcher-Press conference

…Changing schedule…will host Division 1-team on Sunday-Viejas…will play Pepperdine.
…95% certain we play Sunday-have to get testing schedule approved
…Removed San Diego Christian from schedule
…Reject overtures to play PAC 12 or WAC teams on road
…Aztecs..Play NAIA-St Katherines College-Wednesday night at Viejas
..Defense ahead of offense..now (2-0) on season.
..Need to work on zone defense in next week in practice
..MWC leaves 10-day window at end of season to play cancelled games
..If we have more than 1-series cancelled-will have to decide who we play
..Want to play higher rated teams in conference in makeup game
..Snubbed in polls again..”We don’t have national reputation”

UCLA-Long Beach State…Game cancelled two hours before tip-off..test results for Long Beach not cleared.

Arizona-Colorado..Pac 12 game cancelled.



Lakers…Meet Tuesday to discuss 4-contract proposals given to C-Anthony Davis….Offered..(2Y-68M)..(3Y-106M)..(4Y-146M)..(5Y-189M)

Michael Jordan..Donates 2M-to Charlotte-Chicago city food banks.
Boston..G-Kemba Walker to miss 8W-knee issues
Orlando..C-Mo Bamba-miss opening of camp-Covid issues
Orlando..F-Al Aminu-not recovered knee scope
Orlando..C-Jonathon Issacs-ruled out for entire year

Charlotte..Sign #1-pick LaMelo Ball (4Y-35M)
New Orleans..Sign FA-C-Ike Amigbogu-ex Indiana
Minnesota..Sign FA-F-Rondae Hollis-Jefferson-ex-Toronto
Brooklyn..Sign FA-Elic Okobo-ex sunds
Washsington..Sign FA-F-Anthony Gill-played in Russia

Andrew Bogut…Former #1 draft pick retires (36Y)..played 16-years in NBA for Golden State-Milwaukee-Dallas.

Houston..Hire Jeff Hornaceck-assistant coach..ex head coach Suns-Knicks



Quebec Major Junior Hockey League…shuts down for 4-more weeks with another Covid-outbreak…3rd time stopped the schedule.

Penguins..G-Shane Sterrett..signs to start season in ECHL-Wheeling
Las Vegas..G-Garrett Sparks..signs to start season ECHL-Orlando
Detroit..Loans G-Cal Pickard to team in Austria



Delmar…Fines trainer Bob Baffert (2500) for violation of drug usage with horse.
Delmar..Suspended trainer Val Brinkerhoff (45-days)…fine (3,000) for positive test of horse that won race at track..

Formula 1…Team Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton tests positive for Covid-will not race this weekend in Bahrain….has won 11-races this year and points title.

English Premier League…Newcastle United shuts facility down after positive test of players….EPL cancels Newcastle United-Aston Villa match.

MLS…Greg Vanney quits as coach of Toronto FC team…lead candidate to become coach of LA Galaxy.

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