Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on December 6th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres..Manager Mike Schildt meets with Media at Winter Meetings

..Happy and Proud-Fernando Tatis accomplished in his comeback
..In 17-months-3 surgeries and suspension-look how he played
..Understand how hard it was on him-especially on the road
..He handled every challenge-every circumstance infront of him
..He is an artist-his canvas is the baseball field
..Yes he could play CF-but we will start him in RF
..Still evaluating who will be Bench Coach-Doors are open who to hire
..Want coaches with expertise-put players in right spot
..Want coaches with energy-messages-consistency dealing with players
..Relationships with players important
..Will hear what they say..we will ‘Partner together’
..Meet with players-talk about what’s ‘not negotiable’ how we play
..Will meet with Soto-Miami..Tatis-Dom Rep..Bogaerts-Aruba..Dec 17-to-20
..Wants to hear from everyone..everyone has an opinion
..St Louis experience…need be comfortable what I know..
..Need to be open what I don’t know
..Believe I am a better version of myself now
..Want to find my blind spots..find my sweet spots
..The St Louis model works..togetherness-focus on baseball
..I have given reflection now to what I will do different
..Will have conversations with great managers-what go thru 2nd time manager
Padres…Draft…Fall to 25th  in MLB Lottery…Drop 10-slots in draft because they were over the Luxury Tax level again..failed to get a top six pick.

Yankees GM-Brian Cashman on Juan Soto situation
..Soto is a transformational bat

MLB Network Analyst-Dan O’Dowd on AJ Preller situation
..AJ is creative and bright
..It is hard to rebuild..harder to be in the middle
..Hard to have to eliminate payroll
..You want to focus on long term direction..but focus on fixing things faster
Dodgers..Manager Dave Roberts confirms he met with Shohei Ohtani in Los Angeles last Friday for 3-hours
..He is our top priority
..I have confirmed this because I will not lie to the media-I was asked
..Payroll is currently at (157M)..have 66M-to use on acquisitions

Dodgers..GM-Brandon Gomes refuses to talk about Ohtani situation…was surprised with Dave Roberts brief comments
Angels..GM-Perry Manasian-team will not put OF-Mike Trout on trade block-is owed (7Y-250M) left on contract

Angels..Meet with FA-P-Eduardo Rodriguez-ex Tigers

Angels..Land 8th selection in MLB Draft Lottery
(MLB Notes)

MLB-Draft Lottery for non playoff teams
..1-Cleveland..jumped from 9th spot to get top pick
..2-Reds..jumped from 14th spot
..3-Rockies..stayed at 3rd slot
..4-A’s..fell from top spot for 2nd year in a row
..5-White Sox..dropped from 4th spot
..6..Royals..dropped from 2nd spot

(Roster Moves)

Red Sox-Yankees…TRADE…Boston deals OF-Alex Verdugo to NY for 3-lower minor league pitchers..Richard Fitts..Greg Weissert..Nic Judice…Fitts excelled at Class AA…Judice in Class A…Weissert had (4.04-ERA) with Yankees…Verdugo hit 43-HRs in career as platoon OF-in Boston

Mets..Sign FA-SS-Jose Iglesias..ex Reds-Tigers-Red Sox-Angels
Rangers..Sign FA-P-Kirby Yates-ex Braves
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Chris Devenski-ex Angels
Reds..Sign FA-2B-Erik Gonzalez-ex White Sox
Reds..Sign FA-2B-Mark Mathias-exGiants
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Ben Heller-ex Braves
Blue Jays..Sign FA-3B-Andrew Bechtold-ex Twins
Astros..Sign FA-P-Brailyn Marquez-ex Cubs
(MLB Notes)

Shohei Ohtani..Met with Blue Jays in Dunedin, Florida on Monday
Shohei Ohtani..Met with Giants on Saturday in San Francisco
Shohei Ohtani..Report-Cubs withdraw from bidding..Cubs deny that

Yosh Yamamoto..Narrowed list of teams from 11-to-4..will meet in person next week with Yankees-Red Sox early in the week

Cubs-Tampa Bay…Trade talks..1B-Christian Morel for Rays P-Tyler Glasnow

Josh Hader..reported offer (3Y-60M) from Texas Rangers
Seth Lugo…offers from Red Sox-Dodgers to ex Padres pitcher
Martin Maldonado..Astros catcher meets with Red Sox
Rhys Hoskins..Phillies 1B-meets with Cubs
Cody Bellinger…Met with Seattle Mariners
Lucas Gialito..Visit with Red Sox-Mets

Eric Fedde..Koran pitcher-offers from Mets-White Sox

Houston..Will not trade 3B-Alex Bregman
Mets..Relief ace Edwin Diaz-cleared full spring training workouts


(NFL Injuries)

Jaguars..QB-Trevor Lawrence-high ankle sprain..could miss 4-to-6 weeks
Jaguars..WR-Christian Kirk-needs surgery-groin injury
Patriots..RB-Rhamondre Stevenson-high ankle sprain
49ers..TE-Ross Dwelley-out 3W-ankle
(Roster Moves)

Lions..Sign FA-DT-Tyson Alualua-ex Steelers
Packers..Sign FA-CB-David Long-ex Raiders
Vikings..Sign FA-WR-N’Keal Harry-ex Patriots
Jets..Sign FA-QB-Brett Rypien-ex Broncos
Jets..Release QB-Tim Boyle (1TD-4 Int) in two starts
49ers..Sign FA-S-Logan Ryan-ex Tampa Bay
49ers..Set up meeting with FA-TE-Zach Ertz-ex Arizona
Houston..Sign FA-S-Adrian Amos-ex Jets
(NFL Notes)

Bengals..Praise backup QB-Jake Browning (354P-2TD) in Monday Night game

Jets..Aaron Rodgers rips media for insinuating QB-Zach Wilson ‘not want to play’…Jets may go bak to Wilson as starter..Team has lost 5-in a row..scored just 45-points in 5-games.

NFL Competition Committee…Continues evaluating rule change..on QB-Tush Push rule…18-teams have used the formation…3-QBs have been injured this year on those formation….not idea if a vote will occurr at end of the season.
(College Football)

Aztecs..Cut ticket prices 20%-for tickets on East side of sunbaked stadium…SDSU lost 5,500-season tickets last year…Attendance plunged to 17,000-in 32,000 Snapdragon Stadium in wake of losing season…New season ticket prices will range from 200 to 1200-dollars for the year, plus a Aztecs club membership contribution.

Aztecs..Hire Darian Hagen as RB-coach-had been at Colorado..former Buffs star QB

Aztecs..Coach Brady Hoke will receive (3.5M) in buyout severance.

NCAA..President Charley Baker has proposed a Champions Division for Division 1-programs..
.. Super League would involve a separate Division for top teams from the Power 5-Conferences.
..Each school within conference would decide if they can join League
..Each school would have build a ‘Trust Fund’ to pay all athletes 30,000-year
..Super League would supervise all NIL-operations
..League would regulate a new look Transfer Portal
..League would create Roster Sizes..medical benefits..post career benefits
..League money would be spread also to Title IX-sports

Alabama…QB-Tyler Buchner-enters Transfer portal..lost starting QB job Tide after transferring in from Notre Dame

Oregon..Will visit with Oklahoma QB-Dillon Gabriel
Georgia..QB-Brock Vandergriff enters portal
Ohio..QB-Kurtis Rourke enters transfer portal

Boise State..RB-Ashton Jeanty announces will return to school next year

Pac 12-Awards
Off Player of Year..Oregon QB-Bo Nix
Def Player of Year..Laiatua Latu-DE-UCLA
Coach of Year..Kalen deBoer-Washington



Aztecs-L-Grand Canyon (79-73)…Aztecs went cold in both 1st and 2nd half…fell behind by 13-never caught up….SDSU (7-2)…Grand Canyon (7-1)…first win ever against a Top 25-team…Antelopes were (0-9) vs ranked teams

..Canyon blew game open with (17-4) run in 2nd half
..Jaedon LeDee went 11-minutes without a basket in 2nd half
..SDSU had 2-baskets in 8-minute span in fateful 2nd half
..LeDee finished (24P-10Reb)
..Ray Harrison (23P)..Collin Moore-Ty Foster (33P) combined from backcourt
..Gabe McGlothan (15P-13R) in win
..Antelopes (40-31) edge in rebounds

Lakers-Suns…LA led (59-47) at halftime of NBA Cup tourney  quarterfinals at Press Time…LeBron James-Anthony Davis combined for (34P) in opening half

Clippers-Denver..Wednesday matchup

Clippers..F-PJ Tucker says club chemistry..’Not enough basketballs on floor for this team’

Houston..Send #1 draft pick G-Ausar Thompson to NBA-G League-Rio Grande Valley.



Ducks-Colorado…Trailed (3-1) in 3rd period at Press Time…Tuesday Night…Anaheim just won 1-of-9 games…heading into game..(10-14) record

Kings-W-Columbus (4-3) OT..Drew Doughty scores (:33) into overtime…Tuesday game…Kings (15-4-3)

Gulls-at-Milwaukee…Wednesday game…Gulls have won just 1-of last 14-games

NHL..Announces salary cap will increase 4.2M-next year..Cap will go up to 87.7M per team.

Calgary..Lose G-Jakob Markstrom-fractured fingr
Oilers..Put D-Philip Broberg on trade block
Toronto..Sign FA-D-Cam Gaunce-ex LA Kings
Buffalo..Lose F-Alex Tuch..F-Jordan Greenway to IR list


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