DAILY LINKS: Padres, Wil Myers agree to six-year extension

Padres, Wil Myers agree to six-year extension – FanRag Sports Network
The San Diego Padres and All-Star Wil Myers have agreed to a six-year extension believed to be worth $83 million, sources tell FanRag Sports; FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report a possible deal. The deal also includes an option.

This deal the sides are nearly agreed upon will cover three years of arbitration and buy out three (or four) years of Myers’ free agency.

Vazquez among 3 new coaches on Padres’ staff – MLB.com
Johnny Washington, who spent the 2016 season as the hitting coach for Double-A San Antonio, will take over for Tarrik Brock as first-base coach. Former Padre Ramon Vazquez will work with the club’s infielders. And Jonathan Mathews, who most recently spent three seasons in the D-backs’ system, will work with the outfielders.

The remainder of the Padres’ coaching staff remains intact, meaning bench coach Mark McGwire, hitting coach Alan Zinter, pitching coach Darren Balsley, third-base coach Glenn Hoffman and bullpen coach Doug Bochtler will all return.

VIDEO: Andy Green On Chargers Move To L.A., Yangervis Solarte’s Extension
Padres manager Andy Green share his thoughts on the Chargers move to Los Angeles, and signing Yangervis Solarte to a two-year contract extension.

AUDIO: Wes Chandler: “I Will Always Be A San Diego Charger”
Legendary Charger Wes Chandler lets everyone know how he feels about the team moving to LA.

S.D. TV will carry L.A. Bolts games – San Diego Union-Tribune
No longer required to air Bolts telecasts in San Diego, it’ll be up to CBS corporate executives to pick which NFL games will air on KFMB. “The local station doesn’t have any say,” Mier y Teran said.

The GM said San Diegans should expect the telecasts to remain on KFMB-TV because even Los Angeles Chargers games are apt to outdraw the NFL alternatives in the San Diego market.

Though Chargers ratings in 2016 were the team’s lowest since 2003, the Bolts were still a force in San Diego.

AUDIO: Steve Wyche: “There Is Significant Trepidation About The Chargers In LA”
NFL Network’s Steve Wyche on where this significant discomfort in the league on the Chargers moving to Los Angeles, why blaming the fans is wrong & why San Diego could be the next Los Angeles.

Chargers’ greed-driven L.A. move puzzling given several reasonable options to stay – CBS Sports
“Please keep it here,” Spanos reportedly told his fellow owners at the league meetings last month. “I don’t want to go to L.A. I want to stay.”

Spanos’ desperate plea notwithstanding, the Chargers owner had other options on the table, options that would have kept alive five and a half decades of tradition in San Diego, and potentially proven nearly as lucrative as the team’s move two hours north on Interstate 5.

It’s not that his hands were tied. It’s that Dean Spanos is either one of the most clueless owners in sports history, or one of the greediest, laziest and most stubborn owners in sports history. Which is saying a hell of a lot.

AUDIO: Steve Mason: “It’s Going To Be A Real Uphill Climb For Chargers To Make Any Impression In LA”
From ESPN LA Steve Mason joined Scott and BR to talk about the lack of excitement for the Chargers in LA and the Dean Spanos media tour.

Join The Mighty 1090 for NFL Championship Sunday!
Nothing beats the excitement of the NFL Playoffs! The Mighty 1090 will be hosting an AFC/NFC Championship party on Sunday, January 22nd and we want you to join us!

Your favorite Mighty 1090 personalities will be there to watch with you as the Falcons face the Packers and the Steelers face the Patriots to determine who goes to the Super Bowl!

VIDEO: Aztecs Aim For First Road Win Of Season vs. Rival UNLV
After starting Mountain West Conference play 0-3, the Aztecs have won their last two games and look to extend their winning streak to three games with their first road win of the season against UNLV.

Chargers Owner Dean Spanos Screwed San Diego, and L.A. Is About to Screw Him – The Ringer
Take it from a San Diego transplant and lifelong Chargers fan: Los Angeles won’t give a damn about its new team.

Draymond Flattens LeBron As Warriors Reassert Dominance In Blowout – Sports Illustrated
Draymond Green steamrolled LeBron James in a controversial play, but the damage paled in comparison to the 126-91 beatdown handed down by the Warriors on MLK Day.

 

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