The Morning Rat Race

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 25: Juan Soto #22 of the San Diego Padres hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates July 25, 2023 at Petco Park in San Diego, California.

Good morning, Sports fans!  And happy holiday season to ya!  Davey Mac back with another Sports Report for ya!  Week 14 of the NFL season kicks off tonight!  Joel Embiid with another monster game!  Hockey matchups!  And more!  But first!

Well…if you’re a Yankee fan…your holiday present may have arrived early this year!  According to a report on ESPN…where the Yankees have finally acquired All Star Juan Soto from the San Diego Padres…though the Yanks did have to trade seven players…including young pitching stars Michael King and Johnny Brito.

San Diego Padres v Chicago White Sox

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 30: Juan Soto #22 of the San Diego Padres reacts after an RBI double in the second inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 30, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)


The Yanks will also part with backup catcher Kyle Higashioka and a couple of prospects.  Soto comes to the Yankees off a season where he hit 35 home runs with 109 RBI and a .275 average with San Diego.  Soto is actually a career .284 hitter and has 160 career homer runs in five-plus seasons.  Oh, and he’s still just 25 years old!

San Francisco Giants v San Diego Padres

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 09: Juan Soto #22 of the San Diego Padres connects for a solo homerun during the fourth inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at PETCO Park on August 09, 2022 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)



And while this doesn’t solve all of the Yankees’ problems…they were historically bad offensively last year for a Yankee squad…Soto’s left-handed bat instantly brings more balance to a right-handed-heavy lineup.  Yeah…the Yanks giving up Michael King sucks…he was maybe their best bullpen pitcher last year…but Soto can be a real difference maker.  Should be fun to see what Juan does in the Bronx!  Now on to the Scoreboard!

San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 26: Juan Soto #22 of the San Diego Padres is congratulated by Garrett Cooper #24 after he hit his second home run of the game against the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning at Oracle Park on September 26, 2023 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


  • Nets Defeat Atlanta

    Basketball.  The Nets beat the Hawks last night in a good one…114 to 113.  Mikal Bridges had 32 points and 6 assists for Brooklyn…who improve to 11 and 9 for the season.

    Brooklyn Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 06: Mikal Bridges #1 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots a basket against Clint Capela #15 of the Atlanta Hawks during the fourth quarter at State Farm Arena on December 06, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

  • Embiid Dominates As Sixers Beat Wiz

    The 76’ers took down the Wizards…131 to 126.  Joel Embiid had 50 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists for Philly in the win…as the reigning MVP continues to be one of the best players in the league.  The Sixers are now 13 and 7.

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Philadelphia 76ers

    Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • Knicks Vs. Celtics On Friday

    The Knicks were off.  They play the Celtics on Friday in Boston.  The Knicks are 12 and 8 for the year.

    Phoenix Suns v New York Knicks

    NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 26: Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks passes the ball during the third quarter of the game against the Phoenix Suns at Madison Square Garden on November 26, 2023 in New York City, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Getty Images)

  • Hockey Tonight: Devils Vs. Kraken

    Hockey.  The Devils, Rangers, and Flyers were all inactive last night.  This evening the Devils face the Kraken in Seattle.  The Devils are 12-10-1 this season.

    New Jersey Devils v Philadelphia Flyers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – NOVEMBER 30: Jack Hughes #86 of the New Jersey Devils skates with the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the third period at the Wells Fargo Center on November 30, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • Flyers Vs. Coyotes

    The Flyers go against the Coyotes in Arizona.  Philly is 13-10-2 this year.

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – DECEMBER 04: Cam Atkinson #89 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Wells Fargo Center on December 04, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Rangers Play Saturday

    The Rangers next play on Saturday the 9th when they go against the Capitals.  The Rangers are an incredible 18-5-1.

    San Jose Sharks v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 03: Artemi Panarin #10 of the New York Rangers celebrates a goal against the San Jose Sharks at Madison Square Garden on December 03, 2023 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Sharks 6-5. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Patriots Vs. Steelers Tonight

    Finally…football!  Tonight kicks off Week 14 of the NFL season!  You’ve got the Patriots (2 and 10) taking on the Steelers (7 and 5) in Pittsburgh on Thursday Night Football.  Kickoff time is 8:15 PM (EST).

    Pittsburgh Steelers v Baltimore Ravens

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – JANUARY 01: Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers. looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on January 01, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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