Thursday was a slow day in sports news. We are all just talking about the Chiefs and waiting for their first playoff game this Sunday against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead. Mississippi State hired the coach I wanted for Missouri, the St. Louis Cardinals made a big trade for a top pitching prospect, and more.
Here is your daily Dr. Feelgood…
IN THE NEWS
Mississippi State hired Mike Leach to be their next football coach. Leach left Washington State to accept the position.
The St. Louis Cardinals acquired LHP Matt Liberatore and catcher Edgardo Rodriguez from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for OF Jose Martinez, OF Randy Arozarena and a Compensation A draft pick which comes after the first round.
The Chicago White Sox announced that they reached an agreement with Edwin Encarnacion on a 1-year, $12 million contract with a club option for 2021
The Arizona Diamondbacks reached an agreement with Hector Rondon on a 1-year contract.
WHAT I’M WATCHING: Maryland plays at Iowa at 6:00 pm tonight on FS1. That’s about the only game worth watching. So if you are at home and looking for a game that’s what I would go with. Otherwise, go out and have some fun. The good stuff is Saturday and Sunday.
PODCAST: I recorded the Thursday podcast last night. I previewed the Chiefs game against the Texans this Sunday, reviewed the local college basketball teams’ play this week, and discussed Dayton Moore’s appearance on the Baseball Info Solutions latest podcast, and much more.
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