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 New York Giants have signed the Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator, Pat Shurmur to become their new head coach. He’s done a great job with journeyman quarterback Case Keenum this season and its paid off in a big way with a head coaching gig in the big apple (well technically New Jersey but work with me here). He’ll officially sign after the Vikings season is over.
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 Chicago Bears have named Matt Nagy as their new head coach. He was the Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator most recently and has worked with Andy Reid for the last 10 years in a variety of positions. The Bears thought is that he can come in a help quarterback Mitch Trubisky really advance his game to the next level.
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.
Raiders are giving new head coach Jon Gruden a 10-year contract, the longest coaching deal in NFL history. The deal is to be worth about $100 million. Gruden will not be given a stake in ownership as previously speculated.
Another attempted comeback for the former #1 golfer in the world is in the works. He will participate in the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, coming up January 25-28. Woods is coming off four back surgeries dating back to 2014 and the most recent in April 2017. Woods last competed in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas the first week of last December and finished tied for ninth place out of eighteen total golfers. Woods is very familiar with the Torrey Pines golf course in San Diego, winning it a record seven times. He has a total of fourteen majors and hasn’t won one since 2008 at Torrey Pines.
Up and coming star forward Jonathan Marchessault has signed a 5 year deal worth $30 million to stay in Vegas. He was taken in the expansion draft by the Golden Knights with high expectations and he’s delivered. He has 15 goals and 22 assists in 35 games for the surprisingly first place Las Vegas Golden Knights.
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.