DAILY LINKS: Aztecs lose to Grand Canyon again

Aztecs lose to Grand Canyon – again – San Diego Union-Tribune
A once hopeful season continued to tumble and smash into pieces, the latest errant bowl being a 76-72 loss against a dead-flat average Grand Canyon team that is missing four projected starters and lost by 12 here against not Southern Illinois but Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

AUDIO: Fred Roggin: “Dean Spanos Has Not Decided What He’s Going To Do…I Know He Doesn’t Want To Leave”
From NBC LA Fred Roggin joined Scott and BR to talk about the latest with the Chargers possible move to LA, Dean Spanos meeting with the mayor and why public will be a hard sell in San Diego.

Ex-Bolts coach: Stadium Game wears on team – San Diego Union-Tribune
“The other thing that’s kind of hurt them a little bit too is, I don’t want to call it a distraction, but wanting to get a new stadium,” Ron Rivera said. “I know Mr. Spanos would love to be able to keep that team there.

“That comes up every year,” Rivera said, “and, quite honestly, it weighs a little bit on the players. At least, I believe it does, from my opinion.”

AUDIO: Jason Cole: “The Campaign In San Diego Was Disingenuous”
Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole discusses the ongoing stadium sage for the Chargers and the Raiders along with Jeff Fisher’s future.

Padres reportedly acquire RHP Miguel Diaz via Rule 5 Draft trade with Twins – Gaslamp Ball
As had been rumored, the Padres struck a deal with the Twins to ensure they got their main target in the 2016 Rule 5 Draft. Minnesota had the first overall pick in the draft, which they used to select right-handed pitcher Miguel Diaz from the Brewers organization on behalf of San Diego.

AUDIO: Andy Green On Young Padres, Starting Pitching & Which Positions Are Locks
Padres manager Andy Green checked in from the MLB winter meetings on expectations for a very young Padres team, which positions are locks and the need for starting pitching after Luis Perdomo.

Hedges emerges as Padres’ catcher – Padres.com
The 24-year-old Hedges is the Padres’ catcher, although he has yet to prove he can hit Major League pitching. And the No. 2 is Christian Bethancourt, whom the Padres are grooming to be a hybrid catcher-pitcher-outfielder.

Rangers Ask Padres About Travis Jankowski – MLB Trade Rumors
The Rangers continue looking for a center fielder following the potential departures of Ian Desmond and Carlos Gomez, and it appears one possible answer could be the Padres’ Travis Jankowski, according to T.R. Sullivan and AJ Cassavell, both of MLB.com.

VIDEO: Casey Hayward On Seven INT “That’s What I’m Supposed To Do”
Chargers CB Casey Hayward on what drew him to the team, why he’s not impressed by his seven INT’s and what he makes of the fourth quarter struggles.

Chargers to L.A. Not a Done Deal Yet – NBC San Diego
Save Our Bolts leaders recently met with members of the Chargers front office, who revealed the team is assembling a backup plan to try and stay in San Diego. Part of that plan includes putting together a different initiative to build a new stadium in Downtown but to do that they will have to play a dangerous game of chicken.

VIDEO: Gulls Hot Streak Continues In Dramatic Fashion
Craig Elsten breaks down the Gulls dramatic come-from-behind win in overtime against the Bakersfield Condors and what’s gone right during San Diego’s hot streak.


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