Mariners use trades to continue building toward future

first_imgLast Updated: 2nd September, 2020 08:15 IST Mariners Use Trades To Continue Building Toward Future Jerry Dipoto expected a quiet lead-up to the trade deadline. The only player the Seattle Mariners general manager knew he wanted to and could move with ease was pitcher Taijuan Walker Jerry Dipoto expected a quiet lead-up to the trade deadline. The only player the Seattle Mariners general manager knew he wanted to and could move with ease was pitcher Taijuan Walker.The last thing Dipoto planned on was a massive seven-player swap that ended up landing the Mariners a couple of prime prospects they have long coveted.“We’re excited about the group we’re building,” Dipoto said. “Frankly, when we made the Taijuan Walker deal I really did think that we were probably done and that would be the extent of our activity. But it took on a little bit of a different light.”Seattle ended up making four trades before Monday’s deadline but the most notable was the seven-player deal with San Diego that landed the Mariners four players with the potential to contribute to their rebuilding plans.Taylor Trammell, one of the top 100 prospects in the minors, headlined the trade. But the depth of the deal is what made it successful for the Mariners, who also added infielder Ty France, pitcher Andres Muñoz and catcher Luis Torrens.Torrens and France will get the chance to play for the Mariners during the final month of the season. Muñoz probably won’t be a contributor until the middle of 2021 as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.And Trammell? He’s headed to Seattle’s alternate training site for the rest of this season to join a stable of talented outfield prospects that could all be ready for the majors around the same time.“It feels almost impossible to imagine that, from the time we started this process in September of 2018 to where we are today, that it could have gone much better,” Dipoto said. “Certainly we’ve not hit on everything that we’ve done, and we never expected to. And we know that attrition will not allow this to go 100% as we had planned. Which is why continuing to create layers and waves, and build that depth that’s critical to building from within, is an important factor and we’ll continue to do that.”Seattle is on pace to finish with another losing record in the truncated 60-game season, but in Dipoto’s eyes the season will be viewed as a success. Seattle has seen outfielder Kyle Lewis blossom into a contender for AL rookie of the year. J.P. Crawford looks to be the club’s shortstop for the future. Justus Sheffield appears to have locked up a spot in the pitching rotation and while Evan White has struggled at the plate, his defensive prowess developed in college and the minors has been apparent.But Dipoto noted that’s only half of what Seattle is developing with its eye on the future. He’s been pleased with the work being accomplished at the team’s alternate training site at its Triple-A facility, where top prospects Jarred Kelenic, Logan Gilbert, Emerson Hancock and others have been getting regular work.It’s not the same as what they would have received with the major league club, but it’s keeping the Mariners’ rebuilding plan going forward.“I hate to say when you’re not winning games at the major league level with the frequency that we would like that it’s going extraordinarily well, but it’s going better than extraordinarily well for us,” Dipoto said. “Over the last year and a half, I’m not sure we could have painted a picture that has gone much better, learning so much about our young players, watching prospects continue to develop.”NOTES: Seattle claimed RHP Walker Lockett off waivers from the New York Mets. Lockett was designated for assignment on Aug. 26. He was 1-0 with a 5.63 ERA in two appearances this season for the Mets with one start. He made four starts last season for the Mets.Image credits: AP Written By FOLLOW US First Published: 2nd September, 2020 08:15 IST COMMENTcenter_img Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVlast_img read more

NBA games today: Full TV schedule for 2020 season restart on Saturday, Aug. 1

first_imgMORE: Watch select NBA games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)National TV broadcasts of the NBA games from the Orlando bubble will be shown by four different networks — ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBATV — and Saturday’s schedule features an ESPN quadruple-header. Below is the complete schedule of NBA games for Saturday, Aug. 1, including the four national TV games.NBA games todaySaturday’s schedule of games is about as good as it gets for the casual NBA fan. It features four national TV games in a row, all on ESPN. The only exception is the 76ers-Pacers game, which only will be available locally or on NBA League Pass.GameTime (ET)National TVHeat vs. Nuggets1 p.m.ESPN, fuboTVJazz vs. Thunder3:30 p.m.ESPN, fuboTVPelicans vs. Clippers6 p.m.ESPN, fuboTV76ers vs. Pacers7 p.m.—Lakers vs. Raptors8:30 p.m.ESPN, fuboTVESPN and TNT are available from almost all United States cable providers, but NBATV is only offered by Verizon (channels 89 and 589) and Comcast (channels 734 and 478).For those who have ESPN and TNT included in their cable/satellite subscriptions, live stream presentations of those networks’ NBA games can be found on the ESPN app and the Watch TNT app, respectively.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five major OTT TV streaming options that carry ESPN — fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. Of the four, fuboTV, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.fuboTV (free trial)SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)AT&T NowOf the four services, Hulu is the only one that does not carry NBATV. FuboTV carries NBATV but not ESPN or TNT. All NBA seeding games played in Orlando also will be available to steam via NBA League Pass at a reduced price ($28.99) since there are so few games left in the season. However, games on NBA League Pass are blacked out in local markets.NBA schedule 2020The full 2020 NBA regular-season schedule, including tip-off times and TV channels, is listed below by date.Times and TV channels for the final two days of seeding games have not yet been revealed.July 30GameTime (ET)National TVJazz vs. Pelicans6:30 p.m.TNTClippers vs. Lakers9 p.m.TNTJuly 31GameTime (ET)National TVMagic vs. Nets2:30 p.m.—Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers4 p.m.NBA TVSuns vs. Wizards4 p.m.—Celtics vs. Bucks6:30 p.m.ESPNKings vs. Spurs8 p.m.—Rockets vs. Mavericks9 p.m.ESPNAug. 1 GameTime (ET)National TVHeat vs. Nuggets1 p.m.ESPNJazz vs. Thunder3:30 p.m.ESPNPelicans vs. Clippers6 p.m.ESPN76ers vs. Pacers7 p.m.—Lakers vs. Raptors8:30 p.m.ESPNAug. 2GameTime (ET)National TVWizards vs. Nets2 p.m.—Trail Blazers vs. Celtics3:30 p.m.ABCSpurs vs. Grizzlies4 p.m.—Kings vs. Magic6 p.m.NBA TVBucks vs. Rockets8:30 p.m.ABCMavericks vs. Suns9 p.m.—Aug. 3GameTime (ET)National TVRaptors vs. Heat1:30 p.m.NBA TVNuggets vs. Thunder4 p.m.NBA TVPacers vs. Wizards4 p.m.—Grizzlies vs. Pelicans6:30 p.m.ESPNSpurs vs. 76ers8 p.m.—Lakers vs. Jazz9 p.m.ESPNAug. 4GameTime (ET)National TVNets vs. Bucks1:30 p.m.NBA TVMavericks vs. Kings2:30 p.m.—Suns vs. Clippers4 p.m.NBA TVMagic vs. Pacers6 p.m.—Celtics vs. Heat6:30 p.m.TNTRockets vs. Trail Blazers9 p.m.TNTAug. 5GameTime (ET)National TVGrizzlies vs. Jazz2:30 p.m.—76ers vs. Wizards4 p.m.NBA TVNuggets vs. Spurs4 p.m.—Thunder vs. Lakers6:30 p.m.ESPNRaptors vs. Magic8 p.m.—Nets vs. Celtics9 p.m.ESPNAug. 6GameTime (ET)National TVPelicans vs. Kings1:30 p.m.NBA TVHeat vs. Bucks4 p.m.TNTPacers vs. Suns4 p.m.—Clippers vs. Mavericks6:30 p.m.TNTTrail Blazers vs. Nuggets8 p.m.—Lakers vs. Rockets9 p.m.TNTAug. 7GameTime (ET)National TVJazz vs. Spurs1 p.m.—Thunder vs. Grizzlies4 p.m.NBA TVKings vs. Nets5 p.m.—Magic vs. 76ers6:30 p.m.TNTWizards vs. Pelicans8 p.m.—Celtics vs. Raptors9 p.m.TNTAug. 8GameTime (ET)National TVClippers vs. Trail Blazers1 p.m.TNTJazz vs. Nuggets3:30 p.m.TNTLakers vs. Pacers6 p.m.TNTSuns vs. Heat7:30 p.m.—Bucks vs. Mavericks8:30 p.m.ESPNAug. 9GameTime (ET)National TVWizards vs. Thunder12:30 p.m.—Grizzlies vs. Raptors2 p.m.—Spurs vs. Pelicans3 p.m.ABCMagic vs. Celtics5 p.m.—76ers vs. Trail Blazers6:30 p.m.NBA TVRockets vs. Kings8 p.m.—Nets vs. Clippers9 p.m.NBA TVAug. 10GameTime (ET)National TVThunder vs. Suns2:30 p.m.—Mavericks vs. Jazz3 p.m.NBA TVRaptors vs. Bucks6:30 p.m.ESPNPacers vs. Heat8 p.m.—Nuggets vs. Lakers9 p.m.TNTAug. 11GameTime (ET)National TVNets vs. Magic1 p.m.—Rockets vs. Spurs2 p.m.NBA TVSuns vs. 76ers4:30 p.m.—Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks5 p.m.—Celtics vs. Grizzlies6:30 p.m.TNTPelicans vs. Kings9 p.m.TNTBucks vs. Wizards9 p.m.—Aug. 12GameTime (ET)National TVPacers vs. Rockets4 p.m.NBA TVRaptors vs. 76ers6:30 p.m.ESPNHeat vs. Thunder8 p.m.—Clippers vs. Nuggets9 p.m.ESPNAug. 13GameTime (ET) National TVWizards vs. CelticsTBDTBDTrail Blazers vs. NetsTBDTBDKings vs. LakersTBDTBDBucks vs. GrizzliesTBDTBDPelicans vs. MagicTBDTBDMavericks vs. SunsTBDTBDSpurs vs. JazzTBDTBDAug. 14GameTime (ET) National TV76ers vs. RocketsTBDTBDHeat vs. PacersTBDTBDThunder vs. ClippersTBDTBDNuggets vs. RaptorsTBDTBD The NBA’s official restart of its 2019-20 season in the Orlando bubble technically came Thursday night with a doubleheader featuring Pelicans vs. Jazz and Lakers vs. Clippers, but Saturday’s slate of NBA games is the second in what will be 15 straight days of nonstop basketball.Each of the 22 teams that were invited to resume the NBA season after four-plus months away from the court is scheduled to play eight seeding games before the playoffs begin in mid-August. That means the NBA had to pack up to six games per day over the span of a couple weeks — a beautiful sight for basketball fans.last_img read more

Thousands march for immigrant rights

first_img“We are hardworking people. We just want to be here legally,” said Maria Navas, a sewing factory worker from El Salvador who has been in Los Angeles for 14 years. Also Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge overseeing a federal consent decree to order a hearing on the Police Department’s use of force on May 1. The decree requires police reforms in the aftermath of the so-called Rampart scandal that involved allegations of wrongdoing by officers in an anti-gang unit. On May 1, riot police struck demonstrators and journalists with batons and fired more than 240 rubber bullets to disperse a large immigration rally at MacArthur Park west of downtown. Police said they responded after being pelted by rocks and bottles. No one was seriously hurt, but at least 60 citizen complaints involving as many as 100 officers have been filed. Four investigations are ongoing, and two high-ranking police officials have been demoted. On Thursday, marchers gathered in front of a Wilshire Boulevard church for a “town hall” meeting before the procession. Among them was state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, who represents the district and was among political leaders strongly criticizing the police action. LOS ANGELES – Demonstrators marching for immigration reform converged peacefully Thursday on the site of the so-called May Day melee, where police hit protesters and journalists with batons and rubber bullets just over two weeks ago. The march by roughly 2,000 immigrants and their supporters was aimed at reassuring the community that they could exercise their constitutional rights. “In this great city, we can walk and march with our families,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told the crowd. “And we can march in peace.” The roughly 10-block procession that led to MacArthur Park followed an announcement in Washington, D.C., of an agreement between the White House and top lawmakers on a sweeping immigration plan to grant legal status to millions of people in the country unlawfully. People in the tall office buildings that line Wilshire Boulevard waved from windows as the marchers filed past. At each intersection, about four officers stood guard. When people arrived at MacArthur Park, a police officer used a bullhorn to direct marchers in Spanish, saying “Thank you for your cooperation.” The peaceful crowd banged on drums and waved mostly U.S. flags, as well as those from Mexico, El Salvador and other Latin American countries. “If there are a lot of people who come today, maybe the lawmakers in Washington will take notice. The immigrants are here, they deserve a chance,” said participant Alberto Reyes.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more