Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on February 14th, 2024  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres…GM-AJ Preller holds Training Camp press conference:

..We have alot of guys on this pitching staff who can-must step up
..We have and continue to talk to alot of free agent pitchers
..I want true upgrade to our staff if we are making a move
..I have great respect for Hyun-Jin-Ryu and his comeback from surgeries

..Jackson Merrill will be given the chance to win the CF-LF job
..Will not develop process with young players because we have a need
..Open minded about our kids-What is best option for them-for team
..Jake Cronenworth-got it going then got hurt in 2023-know kind player he is
..Ha Seong-Kim is huge part of team-we always listen-not pushing trade-value him
..Manny Machado-has begun light throwing drills-plans on playing in Korea
..Machete has done ton of rehab in San Diego-has hit all checkmarks so far

..Still have space to add depth-quality
..This has been a late developing market
..Trade talks are continuing…Active talks with some free agents too

Padres..P-Joe Musgrove says he is ‘ahead of schedule’ in throwing sessions
Padres..Top prospect Jackson Merrill told he will take equal play in CF-LF

Dodgers..P-Yosh Yamamoto will pitch in regular rotation-not be limited to 1-start a week

Dodgers..President Andrew Friedman on Yamamoto:
..This will be a learning curve..the NL to him…Him to MLB
..Our goal-help him acclimate..help figure it out
..Arm talent-very unique
..His assimilation between starts-very important-very different from Japan
..We will set up the best environment for him
..He will start one of games vs Padres in South Korea
..There is intrigue and expectation

Dodgers..P-Clayton Kershaw-two year contract
..Year 1 (5M) Guaranteed with (7.5M) incentives
..Year 2 (5M) Guaranteed with (12.5M) incentives

Angels…Offer deal to FA-P-Drew Pomeranz-ex Padres…has not pitched since 2021-forearm surgeries…would be 6th free agent reliever signed in off season.
(Roster Moves)

Giants..Sign FA-DH-Jorge Soler-ex Marlins (3Y-42M)..Hit 36HRs-Marlins
Giants..Sign FA-2B-Otto Lopez-ex Blue Jays
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Corey Knebel-ex Phillies-Dodgers-2Y arm woes
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Dom Leone-ex Texas
Washington..Sign FA-OF-Jess Winker-ex Milwaukee-Seattle-Reds
Yankees..Sign FA-2B-Jordan Groshans-ex Marlins
Reds..Sign FA-CF-Bubba Thompson-ex Royals-Yankees
Texas..Sign FA-P-Adrian Sampson-ex Cubs-Milwaukee-Seattle

Twins..Open talks with FA-P-Michael Lorenzen-ex Tigers

Mets…Say 1B-Peter Alonso will likely test free agency and not sign an in season extension…He is making (20M) this season…Repped by Scott Boras

Mets..P-Edwin Diaz goes thru full bullpen outing-recovering knee surgery
Mets..Lose P-Kyle Creek for months with calf injury
Colorado..Lose P-Daniel Bard-7W-torn knee meniscus
(MLB Notes)

A’s…Will meet with Oakland city officials on Thursday to discuss a possible ‘lease extension’ starting in 2025-26-27 before teams moves to Las Vegas…A’s will play 2024 in Oakland Coliseum…Have looked at playing in minor league stadiums starting in 2025-buy MLB union is attempting to block that



Chargers…NFL reports indicate Bolts GM-Joe Hortiz willing to trade back from 5th spot to team that wants a QB…Chargers are drafting 5-37-69 in top 3-rounds

Chargers..Hire Chris O’Leary-DB coach-Notre Dame
(NFL Notes)

Super Bowl…Record TV-ratings…All time high…49ers-Chiefs game had (123.4M) viewers.

Chiefs..Andy Reid calls blowup with Travis Kelce a ‘family issue’
49ers..DT-Arik Armstead-knee surgery-will need 4-months recovery time

Washington..Hire David Raih-TE coach-ex Cardinals-Tampa Bay asst
Washington..Hie Ken orton-LB coach..ex UCLA-USC-Seattle assistant
Dallas..Hire Mike Zimmer as Def Coord-ex Vikings head coach
Titans..Hire Tracey Rocker-ex Eagles-Def Line coach
Titans..Hire Randy Jordan-ex Commandeers-Running back coach
Titans..Hire Payton McCollom-ex Colts-WR coach
(Roster Moves)

Steelers..Release QB-Mitch Trubisky-take 4.6M-cap hit

Lions..Sign CFL-FA-CB-Matthieu Betts-BC Lions..was Def Player Year-CFL
Saskatchewan..Sign FA-RB-AJ Ouelette-ex Toronto Argonauts star
(College Football)

UCLA..Hire DeShaun Foster as head coach replacing Chip Kelly..had been assistant for 11-years at UCLA.

UCLA..Pac 12 source says  “Men of Westwood’..who run UCLA NIL-told school it would not fund football if Chip Kelly remained head coach.

Harvard..Hires Andrew Aurich-head coach..former head coach Princeton and key assistant Rutgers

Northwestern…Fired coach Pat Fitzgerald asks for December trial in 130M-wrongful termination suit against school…Wants early trial so head can search for coaching job in 2025..was fired because of ‘hazing’ issues in program.

Boston College…Hite Will Lawing-ex Patriots-to be Off Coor under Bill O’Brien.



Aztecs-W-Colorado State (71-55)…Aztecs wipe out 14-point deficity….SDSU (19-6)…Most complete game played by big men in win

..CSU jumped to (17-3) lead..Rams had (14-0) run early in game
..CSU led (44-30) at halftime…hit 7-‘3s early..shot 57%
..Jaedon LeDee exploded to start 2nd half (16P-in-9 minutes)
..Aztecs had (19-6) run to start 2nd half
..Aztecs had (18-2) run towards end of game
..SDSU outscored Rams (47-11) in one stretch
..CSU shot (1-for-14) in one stretch
..LeDee (26P)..Lamont Butler (11P-10R) in win
..SDSU faces New Mexico-Friday night.

Lakers-Detroit….LA led (42-30) in 2nd quarter at Press Time…Lakers shot (70%) in first-second quarter….Heading into game…LA (28-26)…Pistons (8-44)

Lakers-at-Utah..Wednesday game..final game before All Star break
Clippers-at-Golden State..Wednesday..inal game before break

Suns..Sign FA-F-Thaddeus Young-ex Brooklyn Nets

Spurs..C-Victor Wembenyama-amazing triple double vs Toronto (27OP-14R-10BS)

Sacramento..F-Sasha Vezenkov-out 6W-sprained ankle


Kansas..Coach Bill Self ejected from game-1st time in career-29P-blowout loss at Texas Tech



Ducks-L-Montreal (5-0)..Habs outshot Ducks (33-18)……Tuesday game…Ducks (18-32-2)

Kings-L-Buffalo (7-0)…Uko Lukkannen 33-saves for Sabres…Kings lost 15-of-19 games

NHL…Holds Zoom Meeting to discipline Leafs D-Morgan Reilly…facing 6-to-10 game suspension for cross check to head of Ottawa player

Toronto..Lose D-Conor Timmons-Mono
Dallas..F-Evgenii Dadonov-out with fractured leg



Tiger Woods…Signs deal with Taylor Made Golf to market ‘Sun Day Red’ line of golf clothing…Woods had been with Nike for 27-years before contract ended.

NASCAR…Teams head into Daytona for qualifying races leading to Sunday-Daytona 500


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