Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on September 20th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres…The Athletic Website writes detailed account about collapse of Padres this season with quotes from Padres players-staffers-former players-staffers and other Baseball Executives…Co-authored by Dennis Lin-Ken Rosenthal.

..AJ Preller calls his job..’results based industry’
..1-winning regular full season since taking job 2015
..Has spent 200M on draft picks-international free agents-little success
..Best talent evaluator in baseball…does not know how to handle people
..Guilty poor communication-lack of feel
..Padres are institutional failure

..Preller-Melvin..great disconnect..unfixable
..Preller-5 managers-10 years-how trust him
..Relationship all his managers deteriorate
..29-coaches-5 managers departed
..Micromanages-hands on everything
..Nobody on same page
..GM cannot be in the dugout
..Staff jumps off boat-like leak in raft

..Absolute disaster-this group
..No consistency in the message
..Clubhouse is fractured mess
..Big salaries-big egos

..Machado too temperamental-to inconsistent behavior
..Fab 4-about individual performance-not team goals
..4-stars-no bench
..Atmosphere of pessimism
..Spy in clubhouse
..Players ran out of gas

Padres…Manager Bob Melvin…’Continue to do my job till someone tells me not too’….’We have differences of opinions sometimes-that’s healthy’….’Don’t believe anything upstairs is holding us back’….’We got beaten down-tough to push thru’….’We just didn’t get the job done’
Padres-W-Rockies (2-0)…Xander Bogaerts 2RHR on 3-2 pitch in bottom of 9th inning for  win….Padres win their season best 6th …Blake Snell dazzling 7-no hit innings….10-strikeouts…lowers ERA (2.33)….Personal best (227K-174 innings)..Opponent batting average (.181) vs Snell this year.. ..Rockies broke up no hitter with lead off single in 9th off Josh Hader….Juan Soto-Fernando Tatis thrown out at home on plays…Padres hit into bases loaded double play too…Friars (74-78)..

Padres-Rockies..Wednesday game..Seth Lugo-vs-Chase Anderson

Padres..Manny Machado says he will have surgery on tennis elbow after cortisone shot and Plasma Platelet did not work…Could be out 4-to-6 months after invasive surgery.

Padres…P-Drew Pomeranz ends comeback attempts when pain returns to ailing elbow…has pitched only 44-innings in 4-years because of chronic elbow-forearm damage…Was given 34M-when he signed.

Padres..Break single season attendance reord..56-sellouts…Attendance at (3,029,09) heading into Tuesday game.
Dodgers-Tigers…Spencer Torkelson HR..Payton Meadows HRs for Detroit….Led (2-1) at Press Time…LA (92-57)….Won 33-of-45 games

LA-Detroit..Wednesday game..Bobby Miller-vs-Rich Olson
Angels-L-Tampa Bay (6-2)…Randy Arozarena HR-Rays…..Halos (68-83)…Angels (12-32) skid

Angels-Tampa..Halos bullpen day-Wednesday-vs-Adam Civale

Angels..P-Shohei Ohtani underwent elbow surgery at Kerlan-Jobe Clinic on Tuesday..Doctor Neal el-Attrache performed brace surgery on elbow and inserted stem cell tissue…Believe Ohtani will be ready to DH-opening day in 2014…Pitch in 2015.
(Tuesday Scoreboard)

Reds-L-Twins..Kenta Maeda 6-shutout innings-Min.
Mets-L-Miami..Jake Burger RBI double in 9th-Miami
White Sox-L-Washington..Joey Meneses pinch hit 3RHR-Wash..
Yankees-L-Blue Jays..Jays hit 3HRs
Braves-W-Phillies…Spencer Strider (18-5) win..Atl (87-54)
Cleveland-L-Royals..MJ Melendez 2RHR-KC..KC (50-102)
Cubs-W-Pirates..Cubs pound out 14-1 .
Cardinals-L-Brewers.Will Contreras HR-Milw.
Texas-W-Red Sox..Odalis Garcia HR-Tex
Orioles-W-Astros..Austin Hays 2HRs-Balt (95-56)
Seattle-As..Mariners led 6-0 at Press Time…Oak (46-104)..
Giants-Arizona..Dbacks led 8-4 at Press Time…
(MLB Notes)

Brewers…Ask for (614M)-state legistlative funds to renovate Brewers-Miller Park

Tigers…P-Eduardo Rodriguez-back issue
Marlins..2B-Luis Arraez-sprained ankle
Royals..P-Brady Singer-back issue
Tigers..OF-Riley Greene-shoulder surgery6
Atlanta..activate P-Jesse Chavez-from IL
Twins..exam SS-Carlos Correa-torn arch
Mets..P-Edwin Diaz-shuts down comeback attempt-knee injury
Red Sox..shutdown OF-Tristan Casas-shoulder issue
(Roster Moves)

Reds..DFA-OF-Hunter Renfroe-hitting (.128)
Twins..DFA-OF-Jordan Luplow
Reds..Release P-Chasen Shreve
Marlins..Sign FA-P-Matt Moore-ex Angels-Cleveland

Cleveland..RB-Nick Chubb-hospitalized-dislocated kneecap..two torn ligaments..concerns artery damage…released last Monday night

Cleveland..QB-Deshaun Watson faces NFL fine-2 flagrant facemask penalties

Chicago..QB-Justin Fields-criticized…taken 10-sacks in 2-games

Rams..Shopping RB-Cam Akers..has (1443Y) rushing in 2-plus seasons in LA
..Report Rams talking to Tampa Bay-Baltimore-Cleveland-Raiders…might only get a 3rd-round pick for Akers

New England Patriots…30-year Patriots season ticket holder-fan sucker punched by Miami fan at end of Dolphins win at Foxborough-man dies from head injuries at Stadium.
(Roster Moves)

Cleveland..Visits with FA-RB-Kareem Hunt
Colts..Sign FA-RB-Tre Sermon-ex-Eagles
Miami..Sign FA-DT-Byron Cowart-exColts
Vikings..Sign FA-OG-Dalton Risner-ex Broncos
Patriots..Release QB-Matt Corral..QB-Ian Book
49ers..Sign FA-CB-Anthony Brown-ex Cowboys-Steelers
Seattle..Sign FA-S-Artie Burns-ex Steelers

Carolina..Surgery LB-Shaq Thompson-fractured ankle
Bengals..QB-Joe Burrow..MRI-calf
Lions..IR-CB-CJ Gardner-Johnson-pectoral tear
Steelers..CB-Minkah Fitzpatrick-hospitalized chest injury
Steelers..IR-RB-Anthony McFarland-knee
Saints..RB-Jonathon Williams-out with hamstring injury

Aztecs..Coach Brady Hoke says team ‘ready’ for MWC-showdown on Friday with Boise State…’Team needs to protect Jaylen Maden better-too many hits-sacks’..WR-Brionne Penny ‘has earned more playing time by being productive in practice-games’..LB-has been explosive..TE-Mark Redmen not afraid to stick his nose in things to block-expanding offense with pass routes..

SDSU…Over 10,000-unsold tickets for Friday night game with Boise State
SDSU..Forms new NIL program ‘Aztecs NIL’ to raise money for players.

ESPN..Reports record 9.3M-viewers for night-time telecasts of Colorado-Colorado State

Michigan State…Fired coach Mel Turckeer says his termination of job was ‘miscarriage of justice’….University released 1200-page of documents…Tucker refused to take part in probe of Sexual Misconduct…wants to know who leaked information.

USC…bars Orange County Register beat writer from covering team for two weeks-violated media rules when he could interview players.

Nebraska…Lose top two RBs-Gabe Ervin..Rahim Johnson with injuries
SEC..Suspends 3-Florida players and 1-Tennessee for brawl end of game
Army…3-year extension to coach Jeff Monken

Alabama…Coach Nick Saban criticized for failing to land a QB-in transfer portal….Loss of Off Coord-Steve Sarkisian and Bill O’Brien have hurt continuity

Maui Invitational….November tourney moved from Lahaina to Univeristy of Hawaii-Stan Sherrif Center in Honolulu on UH campus…Hope to return to play in Maui in 2024.

Lakers..Release G-Bryce Hamilton
Detroit..Sign FA-G-Jontay Porter-played in G-League last year

Portland-Miami…Trade talks for G-Damian Lillard-stall again..Blazers asking a 6-for-1 trade with Heat..equal to price Phoenix Suns paid to get Kevin Durant.

Brooklyn…G-Ben Simmons says he owes it to team-fans to become an NBA All Star again

Ducks..Open training camp with 63-players on ice Thursday..included are 11-1st round draft picks-Ducks have drafted or acquired…
..Leo Carlsson-C-Sweden..this year’s #1 pick
..Alex Killorn-RW-veteran FA-Tampa Bay
..Radko Gudas-D-Florida
..Ilya Lyubushkin-D-Buffalo
..7-top draft picks on blueline-most who could be with San Diego Gulls

Vancouver..Activate F-Tanner Pearson-from long term IR..Canucks (1.7M0 over cap

Blues..Sign FA-D-Andy Welinski-ex Ducks
Dallas..Sign FA-G-Chri Gibson-ex Tampa Bay-NY Islanders
San Jose..Sign FA-F-Justin Bailey-ex Edmonton.

Golf…Phil Mickelson says he has stopped gambling
..Gambling moderation became an addiction
..Addiction damaged my family
..I was involved with gambler Billy Walters for 6-years
..Friends became enablers





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