Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on February 17th, 2021  •  2 responses  • 

………(Baseball)…………..

Padres…Pitchers and Catchers report to Spring Training camp…Team meeting-dinner on Wednesday night…first group of conditioning workouts on Thursday…Part of 73-players who will be in camp by next Wednesday.

Padres..Biggest battle will be 16-relief pitchers fighting for 8-bullpen jobs.

Padres..Open camp with a team record (161M) payroll

Dodgers…Pitchers and catchers report to camp on Thursday-first workout on Friday.

Dodgers..Included in those reporting are veteran pitchers Brandon Morrow (36Y) and Jimmie Nelson (32Y) both coming off two years of arm issues.

Dodgers open camp with all time record (254M) payroll.

Dodgers-Texas..Trade..LA deals P-Josh Sborz to Rangers for minor leaguer.

Dodgers..Sign FA-SS-3B-Matt Davidson-ex White Sox
Dodgers..Sign FA-1B-Rangel Ravelo-ex Cardinals

Angels..Elevate bullpen coach Matt Wise to pitching coach to replace suspended pitching coach Mickey Calloway-under MLB probe for sexual harassment of as many as 12-female sports reporters while he worked for Angels-Mets-Indians.

Angels..Pitchers and catchers report on Wednesday.

Angels..Included in new group reporting P-Jose Quintana-Cubs..Alex Cobb-Orioles..Raisel Iglesias-Reds..Alex Claudio-Brewers.
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Angels…Open camp…Team payroll (191M)

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees..Sign FA-C-Robinson Chirinos-ex Rangers-Astros
Reds..Sign FA-P-Cam Bedrosian-ex Angels
Phillies..Sign FA-C-1B-Jeff Mathis-ex Angels-Arizona-Texas
Rockies..Sign FA-P-Zac Rosscup-ex A’s-Dodgers
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Hiro Sawamura-Lotte Marines-Japan..(2.77-ERA)
Brewers..Sign FA-P-Brett Anderson-ex Dodgers-A’s
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Tyler Anderson-ex Rockies-Giants
Washington..Sign FA-P-TJ McFarland-ex A’s
Giants..Sign FA-P-Nick Tropeano-ex Angels
Brewers..Sign FA-3B-Travis Shaw-ex Blue Jays

Bartolo Colon…Signs with Mexican League team Acereros de Monclava…(46Y)..ex Mets-Rangers-Indians-Expos…Joins Eric Young, Eric Aybar, Frankie Rodriguez, Al Abuquerque on roster.

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………..(Football)…………..

Tampa Bay…Buccaneers in state of shock over the passing of former WR-Vincent Jackson..Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department beginning investigation why he was living in extended living hotel away from his wife and 4-children.

Saints..Begin renovation of Superdome..will remove (4,300) seats in stadium held by season ticket holders.

Hall of Fame…Announce Hall of Fame game will be August 5th in Canton..Steelers-vs-Cowboys….8-Steelers..5-Cowboys being enshrined that weekend in Canton…Includes Jimmy Johnson-Bill Cowher…Hall will enshrine both classes of 2020 and 2021 in ceremonies.

Jaguars..Hire Trip McCracken-capologist-Chiefs..Michael Davis-Scouting Director-ex Chiefs

Chiefs..Family says 4Y old girl-badly injured in Britt Reid-auto accident-is out of coma and in stable condition.

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(Roster Moves)

Cleveland Browns…Open contract talks with FA-DE-JJ Watt-ex Houston
Tennessee Titans..Hold zoom call with JJ Watt

49ers-Patriots…Discuss possible trade QB-Jim Garoppolo..has (2Y-50M) left on contract.

Eagles..Sign FA-CB-Shaq Taylor-ex Giants

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(College Football)

Clemson..QB-Trevor Lawrence has surgery on left rotator cuff..performed by NFL doctor Neil El Attrache in Los Angeles
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…………….(Basketball)…………..

Lakers-W-Minnesota (112-104)..LeBron James rallies LA from poor start…(30P-13R)…Lakers (22-7)

Lakers…F-Anthony Davis will be out (3-to-5W) with Achilles-Calf injuries…no basketball activity for at least 3W.

Clippers-Utah….Wednesday matchup,,,LA (21-8)…Jazz (23-5)

Boston…G-Jayson Tatum-confirms still having after effects of early season Covid issues.
Minnesota..G-D’Angelo Russell-scope surgery-knee…out 6W
Sacramento..F-Chim Metu-fractured wrist
Orlando..G-Cole Anthony-fractured rib-out 4W

Detroit…Continue trade talks with F-Blake Griffin…will not suit up with team.

Brooklyn Nets..Sign FA-F-Andre Roberson-ex Oklahoma City

San Antonio…4-players now test positive for virus..4-game postponed
Charlotte..2-more games postponed by virus

NYKnicks…F-Julius Randle scores career high (44P) in Monday game

Aztecs…Off till Thursday game at Fresno State
USD..Return to action with Thursday game vs Santa Clara.

West Coast Conference…Report Gonzaga-BYU may opt out of conference tourney to get ready for March Madness
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……………(Hockey)……………..

LA Kings-Minnesota Wild…Jarrett Anderson-Dolan scores power play goal…LA led (1-0) in 2nd period at Press Time..Wednesday game…Kings (4-6-3)

Ducks…off till Thursday…Now (6-7-3)…but 31st in scoring in NHL

Ducks…Not ready to call up #1-draft picks Trevor Zegras-Jamie Drysdale…have combined for 4-goals-12 points in 5-games with San Diego Gulls-AHL
Gulls-Bakersfield…Wednesday AHL action…San Diego (5-0) start

Arizona Coyotes…”The Athletic” does expose on “Toxic Culture” ownership-front office firings…NHL investigation of franchise…story of unpaid bills…lawsuits…front office firings..failed lease-vendor-players bonuses-per diem payments…Threats against reporter….calls owner Alex Meruelo a ‘Cowboy in the Desert’.

Toronto…Maple Leaf coaches upset…Leafs had (5-1) lead at home with last place Ottawa…lost (6-5)

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…………(General)……….

Indy Car….TV broadcaster Bob Jenkins leaves to have treatment for brain cancer.

NASCAR…Mike McDowell win in Daytona 500-comes among criticism that major wrecks on super speedway ruining sport…16-car crash on Lap 15…and last lap crash knocked out combined 23-cars who were running upfront…Only 11-of-40 cars finished race.

English Premier League-Schedule-Wednesday
..Manchester City-vs-Everton
..Fulham-vs-Burnley

Australian Open-Tennis
..#1-Novak Djokovic moves to semi finals with win despite back issue..grinds thru 4-set win over Alexander Zverev..came from behind to win

..#2-Rafael Nadal played midnite match at Press Time

..#1-Ashleigh Barty-L-Karo Muchova…Big upset as #25 ranked player beat Barty (1-6..6-3..6-2)
..#2-Simona Halep upset by Serena Williams (6-3..6-3)

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2 Responses to “Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday”

  1. Bill Malsch says:

    First time reading your daily update. I thought that it was quite informative. I will be back. Thank you.

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