Padres find starting SS through free agency

Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez

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Padres find veteran shortstop in Ramirez – MLB.com
The Padres, who have used 18 shortstops since 2009, have spent the offseason trying to find a fit for the middle of their infield. Now, it would appear that they’ve got one. A baseball source indicated Thursday that San Diego has reached a one-year contract with the 34-year-old Alexei Ramirez on a one-year deal, pending a physical. The club has not yet confirmed the deal.

Padres avoid arbitration with Pomeranz, Norris – MLB.com
The Padres announced on Thursday that they have avoided arbitration with catcher Derek Norris and left-hander Drew Pomeranz. Norris, who made $545,000 in 2015, agreed to a salary of $2.925 million for the upcoming season, his second with the Padres. Pomeranz will make $1.35 million this season after making $517,500 a year ago.

For a Defeat, Things Worked Out Pretty Well for Chargers Owner – Voice of San Diego
While many are celebrating the result of the NFL Owners Meeting earlier this week, some even calling it a “triumph” for San Diego, Scott Lewis from the Voice of San Diego points out that Dean Spanos still holds all of the cards and didn’t lose much of anything besides the Carson stadium project.

Mark Davis talks about the future of the Oakland Raiders after losing out on Los Angeles: Raiders owner Mark Davis on the teams’ stadium and home options after losing out on Los Angeles and if he’d consider San Diego, should the Chargers leave for LA.

 

Working through NFL spin, SD can keep Chargers – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Mighty 1090’s own evening host Kevin Acee breaks down what actually happened behind closed doors at the NFL Owners Meeting in Houston, and warns San Diegans to avoid the “spin” that is going around to try and win the media war between the San Diego Chargers and the City of San Diego.

Craig Elsten On The Gulls At The Midway Point Of The AHL Season – Mighty 1090 (Audio)
The voice of the San Diego Gulls, Craig Elsten joined Kevin Acee on the air yesterday to talk Gulls and how he sees the team as we have just passed the halfway point in the AHL season.

Want to know what makes Kawhi Leonard so great? Watch this amazing defensive sequence – SB Nation
Steph Curry has grabbed all of the headlines this season, but former SDSU Aztecs standout Kawhi Leonard is quietly building his own case to win the NBA’s MVP Award this season. In addition to playing the best defense in the league, he’s also the most efficient shooter, leading the league in 3PT%.

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