DAILY LINKS: Will there be another MLB lockout?

MLB CBA: What are the issues and what will happen if there’s a lockout? – Sports Illustrated
The players and owners have until Thursday, Dec. 1 to reach a new collective bargaining agreement. Here’s a rundown of what’s at stake and what the next steps would be if a lockout occurs.

AUDIO: Peter Seidler: “Our Club On The Field Is Going To Grow Into That Uniform”
Padres lead investor Peter Seidler joins Kevin Acee in-studio to talk all things Padres as the offseason is fully underway. Listen as the two talk about the ballclub, Mike Dee’s departure, and more, including, yes, the uniforms.

Padres not afraid to make splash at Winter Meetings – MLB.com
“We’re going to look at every area on the starting-pitching front,” Preller said earlier this month. “I think we’re going to look to the free-agent market — probably not the high-dollar guys or anything like that — but it’s probably going to be mid-tier guys that we hope are arrow-up.

Jon Jay leaves Padres, signs with Cubs – San Diego Union-Tribune
Jon Jay, who had been one of the Padres’ offseason targets, has moved on. The veteran outfielder signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, choosing the reigning World Series champions over a return to San Diego.

San Diego Padres: Could Carlos Asuaje be Dealt? – Friars On Base
The Padres have four second basemen on their major league roster. Asuaje sits second on the team’s official depth chart behind Ryan Schimpf, and Cory Spangenberg and Alexi Amarista can play the position as well.

AUDIO: Peter King: “Melvin Gordon Is Right Up There In Terms Of Impact On His Team With Ezekiel Elliott”
Peter King of Sports Illustrated as well as The MMQB talks safeties being devalued, growth of Melvin Gordon and also Thursday Night Football.

Rejuvenated Tiger Woods is back: ‘I’m going to try to win this thing’ – USA Today
Woods said earlier this week he has his speed back, his strength and power has returned and his cache of shots is full. But the winner of 79 PGA Tour titles and 14 majors knows he’s up against it this week. Which is understandable considering the talent he faces, the rust he hopes to dust off quickly and the winning score of 25 under defending champion Bubba Watson posted last year, a score that could be duplicated this year if the wind doesn’t howl.

VIDEO: Gulls Push Win Streak To Franchise Best Six Games
Craig Elsten breaks down the Gulls two road wins over Ontario & Bakersfield and what’s gone right for San Diego during its six game win-streak.

Aztecs dominate MW awards; Pumphrey, Kazee, Penny lead the way – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Aztecs dominated all-conference selections for the second straight year, taking three of the top five awards, with seven players earning first-team honors and 12 players recognized overall.

For the second straight season, Player of the Year awards went to running back D.J. Pumphrey on offense, defensive back Damontae Kazee on defense and kick returner Rashaad Penny for special teams.

Multiple people had to hold back Doc Rivers as he furiously tried to go after refs and was ejected – For The Win
Doc Rivers went absolutely berserk after a foul call toward the end of the first Clippers-Nets overtime period on Tuesday night. He was ejected, and the Clippers lost in double OT, 127-122.

PODCAST: Stories From The CBS Sideline Reporters
Scott Kaplan is joined by CBS sideline reporters Evan Washburn and Tracy Wolfson to talk about their untold stories on air from Week 12 of the NFL.

Rams COO: Judging Jeff Fisher by his record is ‘unfair’ – Sports Illustrated
Los Angeles Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff hinted that head coach Jeff Fisher’s job is safe, adding that just looking at the veteran coach’s record when evaluating his job performance is “unfair.”

“Everybody will want to judge Jeff through the prism of just the record, but that’s totally unfair when you look at the set of circumstances he was handed this year,” Demoff said to NFL.com. “It was different than any team in the NFL.”

Sorry, haters: The Warriors are on pace for 73 wins again – For The Win
We’ve seen teams fall apart before when the chemistry is off, and no one knew how this would all play out.

Well, through 18 games, it’s all playing out really, really well for the Warriors. They’re 16-2 and on pace for 73 wins … again. And they’re looking so, so good doing it.


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