Dodgers end pursuit of Hisashi Iwakuma, who signs with Mariners

first_imgNow the Dodgers are in the position of having to pick up the spare.For all the progress they made with Greinke and Iwakuma — and Jeff Samardzija, who reportedly received a formal offer from the Dodgers before signing with the Giants — the Dodgers haven’t added to their starting rotation since Brett Anderson accepted his qualifying offer on Nov. 13.That will certainly change by the time pitchers and catchers report to spring training in February. Behind ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw, the rotation is full of question marks. Can Anderson avoid the disabled list for two straight seasons for the first time in his career? Can Hyun-Jin Ryu return after missing all of 2015? When will Brandon McCarthy be able to return from Tommy John surgery? Where do Alex Wood and Mike Bolsinger fit in?That’s an unenviable list of questions for any team. It doesn’t help that the Dodgers’ division rivals have already loaded up on starting pitching. The Giants doubled down by signing Johnny Cueto to a six-year contract after locking up Samardzija for five years. The Diamondbacks have Greinke. Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto announced Thursday night — at a company party, no less — that Hisashi Iwakuma will re-sign with the only major league team he’s ever pitched for.Earlier this month the Dodgers and Iwakuma agreed to terms on a three-year, $45 million contract that was pending a physical. Something changed after the Dodgers reviewed the physical, however, and the Mariners apparently wasted little time swooping in. Iwakuma’s contract is guaranteed for one year, with vesting options for 2017 and 2018 — far more conservative terms for a pitcher with a history of arm troubles. Speaking last week at the Winter Meetings, days after Zack Greinke signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Dipoto said the Dodgers “just came in and threw a bowling ball into the alley” with their three-year offer. The Dodgers may be short on pitching, but they still have time. According to multiple reports Thursday, they have already engaged the Tampa Bay Rays in talks for right-handed pitcher Jake Odorizzi.Odorizzi, 25, comes with less injury risk than the 34-year-old Iwakuma, though he did miss time last season with a strained left oblique. Since joining the Rays’ rotation in 2014, Odorizzi has gone 20-22 with a 3.74 earned-run average.Odorizzi isn’t eligible for arbitration until 2017, so he’d cost less money than Iwakuma. The price in terms of prospects is unknown.The Dodgers bolstered their probable Triple-A rotation Wednesday by acquiring Frankie Montas from the Chicago White Sox — another possible trade chip in their arsenal.Right-hander Mike Leake, left-hander Scott Kazmir and right-hander Kenta Maeda headline the remaining free agent starters. Unlike Iwakuma, the Dodgers would not have to surrender a first-round draft pick to sign Leake, Kazmir or Maeda. Maeda, 27, was posted by his Japanese team last week. The teams who have paid the expected $20 million posting fee to negotiate with him are expected to be revealed soon.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Next E-waste Collection Day is Saturday at Wellington Recycling Center

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner County — E-waste collection day at the City of Wellington Recycling Center on Saturday, May 9, 2015 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.  Future collection dates are scheduled for June 13,  July 11 and August 8.  For more information about the operating hours please contact Jeremy Jones, Public Works Director, at 620-326-7831.For questions concerning specific items to be collected or information destruction please contact Pete at 316-305-6896 (evenings) or Julian at 316-305-6895 (evenings).Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Jim · 275 weeks ago Could you include the things that can and can not be recycled Report Reply 0 replies · active 275 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Julian · 274 weeks ago We accept everything from computers to microwaves, cell phones, small kitchen appliances, fans, stereo equipment, and much more. The only items we cannot take at all are tube televisions, tube computer monitors, and large projection televisions. However, we can recycle flat screen televisions and monitors. The tube tv’s have a large amount of lead in the glass screen which we are not able to properly recycle. We have more information on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ewastewellington There you will find pictures, and a more complete list of items we can recycle. Report Reply 0 replies · active 274 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Julian · 274 weeks ago We accept everything from computers to microwaves, cell phones, small kitchen appliances, fans, stereo equipment, and much more. The only items we cannot take at all are tube televisions, tube computer monitors, and large projection televisions. However, we can recycle flat screen televisions and monitors. Please visit facebook.com/ewastewellington for more information and a better list of electronics we can recycle. Report Reply 0 replies · active 274 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Virat Kohli gives his thoughts on Sourav Ganguly appointment as BCCI head

first_imgAdvertisement 3cNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsk5oWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7d6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) t1iWould you ever consider trying this?😱ecepwCan your students do this? 🌚ep8Roller skating! Powered by Firework In what is a joyous news to the hardcore cricket fans and the casual fans in India, Sourav Ganguly now sits at the helm of Indian cricket as the president of BCCI.Advertisement Indian captain Virat Kohli had his say about the appoinment of one of the greatest former captains as the President.Advertisement “I congratulated him (Ganguly). It’s great that he has become BCCI president. But he’s not spoken to me about that (MS) yet. He will get in touch with me when he has to. I am sure I will go and meet him when he tells me to,” the Indian skipper said at the post-match press conference.Ganguly is also expecting to meet Kohli after the South Africa series. The meet will primarily be to discuss the possibility of Kohli skipping the Bangladesh t20 series for fitness purposes.Advertisement “I will meet him (Kohli) just like a BCCI president meets the Indian captain. It’s upto him to decide if he wants rest,” Ganguly told reporters. Advertisementlast_img read more