Mike Budenholzer gets the vacant head coaching for the Milwaukee Bucks. He won the coach of the year a few years back with the Atlanta Hawks
The Pittsburgh Pirates are apparently going into re-build mode by off-loading their all-star outfielder, Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants. After finishing last in the NL West last season, the Giants are definitely trying to get back to their world series caliber form.
The San Diego Padres have traded fan favorite third baseman Yangervis Solarte to the Toronto Blue Jays for outfield prospect Edward Olivaris. As a Padres fan this sucks because he was a leader with a positive attitude and always hustled on the field. Looks like Chase Headley will claim third base now.
Free agent All-Star and world series champion first baseman Eric Hosmer has two lucrative offers on the table. The Kansas City Royals are offering 7 years $147 million and the San Diego Padres are offering 7 years $140 million. As a Padres fan, this would huge and exciting. It would be the the most money the Padres have ever paid one player in their history if this comes to fruition. With Wil Myers already playing first base for the Padres, this would seem to be a controversy waiting to happen but Myers said he’s willing to move back to the outfield where he started his career ironically enough in Kansas City.
Long time and legendary sports commentator Dick Enberg has passed away at the age of 82. He’s called practically every major sport out there in including UCLA basketball, LA Rams football, Angels and Padres baseball, tennis and many many others. He will be greatly missed by me and his colleagues. Very surprising news as he was doing a weekly podcast and tweeting everyday as if his retirement and health were in good shape.
The San Francisco Giants have acquired three-time American League all-star Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay Rays. The Giants are sending their number one ranked prospect, shortstop Christian Arroyo along with veteran outfielder Denard Span and two other minor league prospects.
Longoria hit .261 with 20 home runs and 86 RBI. Not only is he a good hitter, he won his third hold glove last season. Giants are filling a big hole at third base with this acquisition and are definitely not done making moves i would think.