Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on December 7th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

(Winter Meetings)

Padres-Dodgers……Actively shopping 3B-Yanger Solarte in a deal…Dodgers have minor league pitching to deal.

Padres-Angels….Trade talks involving 2B-Corey Spangenberg for minor league pitching.

Padres-Texas…Trade talks involving CF-Travis Jankowski for SS-Hanser Alberto.

Padres..Reopen talks about creative contract…(1Y-5M) for Tyson Ross with incentive that could get total package to 10M if he his healthy all year.

Padres..Talking to FA-P-Neftali Feliz-former Texas Rangers starter-reliever.

Dodgers-White Sox..Discussing deal for Chicago 3B-Todd Frazier..Chisox want P-Jose DeLeon in trade.

Dodgers-Reds..LA discussing deal for 2B-Brandon Phillips.

Angels..Talking to FA-2B-Chase Utley-Steven Drew about free agent deals.

(Trades)

White Sox-Red Sox…Chicago deals P-Chris Sale to Boston..gets OF_Yoan Moncada…P-Mike Kopech…OF-Luis Alexander…P-Victor Diaz.

Boston-Milwaukee..Red Sox acquire relief pitcher Tyler Thornberg for 3B-Travis Shaw and 2-minor league pitchers.

Boston..GM-Dave Dombrowski has now acquired in the last calendar year..David Price-Chris Sale-Craig Kimbrel-Tyler Thornberg-Drew Pomeranz…has traded away 11-prospects in deals.

Arizona..Sign FA-C-Jeff Mathis-Braves
Red Sox..Sign FA-1B-Mitch Moreland-Texas
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-C-Will Ramos-ex Washington

Washington-Pirates..Continue trade talks OF-Andrew McCutchen for P-Lucas Giolito..OF-Victor Robles and prospects.

Cubs-Kansas City..Discussing OF-Jorge Soler-for-P-Wade Davis deal.

Kansas City-A’s…Talk trade of OF-Jarrod Dyson to Oakland

Rangers-Reds..Discussing deal for Cincinnati P-Dan Straily.

Mets-Kansas City..Discussing deal for Royals reliever P-Wade Davis.

(Free Agency)

Washington….Sporting News reports OF-Bryce Harper wants (10Y-400M) contract to bypass free agency…has 2-years left on deal.

Yankees..Offer P-Aroldis Chapman (5Y-92M)…he wants 6-year deal.
Miami..Offer Chapman (4Y-80M)

Orioles..Reopen talks with DH-Mark Trumbo (4Y-50M)

Indians..Meet on Tuesday with FA-DH-Jose Bautista-Toronto

Cardinals..Offer OF-Dexter Fowler (4Y-60M)-Cubs.

Arizona..Offer to P-Fernando Rodney-ex Padres-Miami

(MLB)

Yankees announce they will retire jersey #2-Derek Jeter in May…means Yankees have retired all their single digit uniform numbers…1-thru-9….1-Billy Martin..3-Babe Ruth…4-Lou Gehrig..5-Joe DiMaggio..6-Joe Torre..7-Mickey Mantle..8-Yogi Berra..9-Roger Maris

Bud Selig…Headed to Hall of Fame says “Should Have Done More” about Steroid issue in baseball….”Spoken out about it publically-put pressure on the Union to allow drug testing”…”Bring it to forefront”

Hall of Fame…BWAA-Baseball Writers say they will reveal all the voting tabulations on Hall of Fame voting starting next year.

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…………(Football)…………….

Chargers….LA Coliseum Commission President Mark Ridley-Thomas has confirmed Owner Dean Spanos has opened talks about renting the LA Coliseum for Chargers home games in 2017…Ridley-Thomas says the Chargers would share the Stadium with the Rams and USC for 2-years till the Hollywood Park Stadium is ready in 2019….USA-Today reports the Chargers are only doing due-dligence should Spanos invoke his LA Stadium option on January 15th.

Colorado…..Rashaan Salaam….former Heisman Trophy winner…star RB-Colorado…1st round pick Chicago Bears…found dead in park near CU football stadium in Boulder….He left a note to his mother…Police are viewing the death as a suicide…..They have not answered questions about whether they found a weapon at the scene… Won Heisman in 1994…1st round pick of Chicago Bears in 1995….played only 4-years in NFL…problems with injuries….had 14-fumbles in 31-games…suffered broken leg…got involved with marijuana and substance abuse problems….Starred at LaJolla Country Day.

New Orleans..Police charge Ron Gasser with manslaughter in shooting death last week of ex-NY Jets-USC RB-Joe McKnight…3-witnesses came forward to give police information.

New Orleans..Opening day of testimony in the murder case of Cardell Hayes, charged with 8-counts in the fatal shooting of former Saints star Will Smith and the wounding of his wife in road rage accident in New Orleans…Hayes charged with firing 8-shots into the back of former NFL star.

(Teams)

Carolina..Coach Ron Rivera says he is worried about ‘mental health’ of his (4-8) team.

Jets..Reports ownership upset that players have quit on coach Todd Bowles-might be fired after just 2-years on the job.

Colts…NFL-Suspend LB-D’Qwell Jackson-4G-violation drug program

Packers..NFL-Suspend DT-Mike Pennell-4G-drug violation

(Roster)

Browns…QB-Robert Griffin III to go thru full practice today-may be named starter.

Denver..Works out FA-QB-TJ Yates and RB-Bernard Pierce.

Lions..Sign FA-RB-Joique Bell-returns to team..FA-CB-Asa Jackson-Ravens

Jaguars…Release LB-Arthur Brown

Jets..Release RB-CJ Spiller..WR-Jeremy Ross.

Seahawks..Sign FA-RB-Marcel Reese-ex Raiders

(Injuries)

Carolina..Doctors evaluate LB-Luke Kuechly-may be taken out of concussion protocol.

Lions..CB-Quandree Diggs-torn pectoral

Houston..CB-Jonathon Jospeh-2 cracked ribs-bruised lung

Chiefs..WR-Jeremy Maclin returns to practice.

Giants..DE-Jason Pierre Paul-sees sports hernia specialist.

(College)

Baylor..Hires Matt Rhule-led Temple to 10W-this year.

Purdue..Hires Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm..(30-10)

Oregon..Will interview Willie Taggart-head coach South Florida

Indiana..Fired coach Kevin Wilson for disrespect of players-multiple issues of berating injured players…evidence players practiced with 3-herniated discs…and concussions.

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…………(Basketball)………………

Lakers-Houston….
Clippers-Golden State….

Houston..Matches free agent offer sheet (4Y-37M)..retains F-Donatas Montiejunas….keeps him from going to Brooklyn Nets.

Aztecs-at-Grand Canyon…SDSU (4-2)..Antelopes (3-4)…Grand Canyon lost to Duke-Louisville-Penn State first two weeks of season…Led by G-Dewayne Russell-averaging 27-points per game.

USD-Cal State Fullerton…both teams (3-5) on the season..

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……………..(Hockey)………………….

Gulls-W-Bakersfield (4-3)..Stefan Noeson scores tying goal with (:10) left in game..Chris Wagner scores OT game winner…Gulls have won 9-of-last-10 games. ….

Ducks-Carolina…Wednesday night matchup in Anaheim.

NHL…Officials discussing expanding playoffs by 1-team to each conference..who would play in a “play-win” wildcard game.

Colorado..Autopsy on ex-Avalance defense Marek Svatos showed died of drug overdose from anti-depressants…also had past heroin problems.

Montreal..F-Alex Galchenyuk-out-bruised kneecap
Boston..Lose F-Matt Beleskey-6W-knee
Ottawa..F-Curtis Lazar out with shoulder damage
Florida..D-Keith Yandle out with strained knee
Carolina..C-Jordan Staal has concussion setback in practice.

Toronto..Sign FA-G-Kari Ramo-ex Calgary..put G-Jhonas Enroth on waivers.

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