Kenley Jansen, Aroldis Chapman creating a bottleneck for Dodgers, MLB

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first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Another big name had gone off the free-agent board earlier this week, when the San Francisco Giants agreed to terms with Mark Melancon. Wade Davis then went in a trade to the Chicago Cubs.With the Yankees having filled their closer job, that leaves the Dodgers and Miami Marlins as the two teams most obviously in the market for a closer.The Dodgers have an advantage over the Marlins in signing Jansen, who was their player, because they don’t have to give up a draft pick to get him. The Marlins would surrender the 13th pick in the draft to sign him.Whichever team missed out on Jansen could try to trade for Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson or Tampa Bay’s Alex Colome.Although the Chapman deal could accelerate some of the Dodgers’ business, there was still a decent chance the Dodgers contingent would leave the winter meetings without another significant move. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. >> The Dodgers offseason may be accelerating shortly.Hours before reports surfaced of free agent Aroldis Chapman’s deal with the New York Yankees on Wednesday night, Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi said the team was in a sort of limbo.“We’re involved in a few markets where some dominos need to start falling, and frankly I think other people are in the same position where they’re waiting to see what we do and that might guide them in other directions,” Zaidi said.One of those dominos was Chapman, whose signing left Kenley Jansen as the only unsigned prominent free-agent closer.center_img Which, Zaidi said, is OK.“There is plenty of time left in the offseason and plenty of free agent and trade options still out there,” he said. “You want to feel that we all traveled out here for four days for a reason. That’s why you hope there’s a free agent signing or a trade that makes all the travel worth the travel, but these things are unpredictable.”Balancing act Zaidi said a desire to improve the performance against left-handed pitchers has figured “pretty significantly” in the Dodgers’ plans to fill their voids at second and third base.The Dodgers had a major league worst .622 OPS against lefties last year.The good news is several of the players available as trade possibilities for the Dodgers should help with that issue.Second basemen Ian Kinsler (career .879 OPS against lefties) and Brian Dozier (.854) are both better against lefties, as is third baseman Todd Frazier (.828).Zaidi said the Dodgers preference is to fill those holes with right-handed hitters, which would seemingly make third baseman Mike Moustakas (.671 vs. lefties) less likely as a trade target.The Dodgers top choice is to re-sign Justin Turner, a right-handed hitter who was uncharacteristically poor against lefties last season. Turner had a .640 OPS against lefties in 2016, but he had a .911 OPS in 2014 and a .745 mark in 2015, his other two seasons with the Dodgers.“He’s hit lefties fine in the past,” Zaidi said. “Last year I think was a little bit of a blip.”Quick hits Former Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, now managing the Marlins, has recently talked to Jansen and former Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, who signed with the Marlins on Wednesday. Mattingly said he didn’t try to recruit either, but to gauge their interest: “These guys know we’ve got a good young club. They know we have a good club and we’re close with that core group of players and have a chance to be a really good club, so you don’t have to sell them on that.”…The final playoff shares were announced, and each Dodgers postseason share was worth $123,741.24. The Dodgers awarded 65 full shares, 8.285 partial shares and 20 cash awards.last_img

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USS Farragut Changes Command at NS Mayport

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Farragut Changes Command at NS Mayport Authorities November 17, 2014 View post tag: NS Mayport View post tag: USS Farragut The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Mayport Nov. 14.Cmdr. Cory R. Applebee relieved Cmdr. William Musser as Farragut’s commanding officer.After serving as Farragut’s executive officer during her deployment with the USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) Carrier Strike Group, Musser assumed command in May, 2013. He completed a tour overseeing the ships post-deployment maintenance availability, a highly dynamic and compressed basic phase, an Inspection and Survey, and several multi-ship exercises.For his next tour, Musser will report to Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) in Fallon, Nevada as the Department Head for Tomahawk Missile Tactics and Training.Guest speaker, Capt. Ryan Tillotson, Commodore, Destroyer Squadron 14, praised Musser for his successful tour onboard Farragut.Applebee graduated from the University of Kansas and was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer’s Training Program in January, 1996. He completed sea tours aboard USS Mount Hood (AE-29), USS Samuel Eliot Morison (FFG-13), USS Simpson (FFG 56), USS Gettysburg (CG 64), and USS Underwood (FFG 36). Applebee’s shore assignments include serving as a NROTC instructor at the University of Kansas and Deputy Battle Watch Commander and the Current Operations Branch Chief during his joint tour at the United States Strategic Command. He earned his Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Webster University.His awards include the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, various unit and campaign awards.Farragut is preparing for her 2015 deployment with the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Carrier Strike Group.[mappress mapid=”14450″]Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: americascenter_img View post tag: changes Share this article View post tag: News by topic USS Farragut Changes Command at NS Mayport View post tag: Command View post tag: Navylast_img

Tri-State Treasure: The Veterans Memorial Coliseum

first_imgMARCH 8TH, 2019 TOMMY MASON EVANSVILLE, INDIANAFrom basketball to big musical performers to bingo and even body slams Evansville’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum has hosted a wide range of events since its dedication in 1917. The 6,600 square foot limestone building was officially known as the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum after construction in memory of those who served in the Civil War and the Spanish American War.After the completion of what is now the Old National Events Plaza in the early ’70s, Vanderburgh County officials had no use for the aging structure.General Manager Andrea Stafford says a new generation of veterans would soon be tasked with preserving the monument for many years to come.“Veterans Council said please let us take it over. We’ll maintain it. We’ll keep it open. We keep it running. So, they did. They took it over in 1971. They pay a dollar a year,” says Stafford.On average, the Coliseum hosts 75 events per year. In the 1970s and 80s regional pro wrestling promotions like the continental wrestling association.Stafford shares some of the big-name grapplers who jerked the curtain at the Coliseum.“Jerry Lawler, Bill Dundee, Dutchman Tell, Stone Cold Steve Austin, the Rock, and the Undertaker. A lot of them actually got their start here,” says Stafford.And the list goes on with some of the most compelling live broadcasts shot in the bowels of the building.Stafford says there’s another show happen in those halls now. “We have some celebrities downstairs too. I don’t know if people have died in the building or they have an attachment to it. There is some spooks downstairs,” says Stafford.Stafford describes one of those spirits as a dark entity. That cell is part of a network of tunnels connecting it to the old jail and the old courthouse where prisoners would be transported.Those passages have since been sealed. The 4000-seat coliseum would later play host to the Evansville College Purple Aces basketball team before relocating to Roberts Municipal Stadium in 1950.Although, the event calendar has become a bit thinner in the 21st century the spirit of those veterans and the monument they allow us to enjoy makes this a must see Tri-State Treasure.Comments0 commentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Get your tax return filed in good time

first_imgBakers are being urged to beat the New Year rush and file their tax return before 31 January or face a £100 fine.Self assessment tax returns have to be filed online at and, if submitting it electronically for the first time, companies will need to register; an activation code can take up to seven working days to arrive.The self assessment online service is available 24 hours a day, with the quietest time to use it between 5pm and 8am, Monday to Friday. You will need to provide details of business accounts for the tax year ended 5 April 2010, such as spreadsheets of income and expenditure, bank and credit card statements, and invoices from customers and expenses receipts. Details of any other income, such as interest on bank and building society accounts or income from stocks and shares, need to be given too.Visit or call the self assessment helpline on 0845 900 0444.last_img

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