Dalton Johnson’s Work for December, 2015


Working for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, my posts here on Life’s A Ball are minimal, but my writing is not. As a Web Producer I am editing our expert reporters’ work for each Bay Area team and putting together the total package for the website. But, I am also writing Staff Reports without a byline. At the beginning of each month I will post all of the previous month’s Staff Reports that I wrote for CSN Bay Area for you to look back at. Below is my work from the month of Dec., 2015:

Report: Dodgers making push for Iwakuma; Giants in mix

The Giants agreed to terms with Jeff Samardzija Saturday morning, locking up a No. 2 starter behind Madison Bumgarner, but they may not be done looking for arms.

Hisashi Iwakuma, 34, has made his mark as a consistent starting MLB pitcher since signing with the Seattle Mariners out of Japan in 2012. Now, the Giants may be in another arms race with the Dodgers, this time for Iwakuma’s services.

Two Giants named to Arizona Fall League Top Prospects Team

The Giants are working to bring another World Series to San Francisco in 2016, continuing their Even Year trend.

While the front office has already been busy by agreeing to terms with Jeff Samardzija — pending a physical — with other possible moves looming, two Giants prospects could be a part of a successful future just as much as any free agent.

Two A’s named to Arizona Fall League Top Prospects Team

The A’s tough 2015 may be ending on a much higher note compared to where they sat just months ago.

Oakland’s front office already added bullpen arms in Liam Hendriks, Marc Rzepczynski, and Ryan Madson, along with a new bat in first baseman Yonder Alonso. On Monday, two young A’s looking to make the majors were honored while representatives are at the Winter Meetings looking to improve the club.

Bucks coach Kidd: Steph Curry our ‘modern-day Jordan’

Before his Milwaukee Bucks attempt to hand the Golden State Warriors their first loss of the season, head coach Jason Kidd became yet another person to make a bold comparison for Steph Curry.

“He’s our modern-day [Michael] Jordan,” Kidd said on Curry. “When we’re growing up, we all wanted to be like Mike, and this younger generation will see Steph playing at a very high level, not just one year, but hopefully for the next five or six years.”

Bucks’ ‘24-1’ shirts countered with ‘10-18’ shirts in Oakland

There’s no questioning the fact the Warriors want revenge on the Bucks — who handed Golden State its only loss of the season thus far — when they face off against them Friday night at Oracle Arena.

Not only did the Bucks end all the historical streaks the Warriors owned, they did it in a way that irked many of the reigning champs. And one part in particular forward Draymond Green didn’t take lightly, were “24-1” shirts made by one of the Bucks owners, Wes Edens.

GALLERY: Raiders pull off comeback over Broncos

The file on Johnny Cueto

Photo Gallery for the file on Johnny Cueto.

The Giants have made two big moves this offseason to enhance their starting rotation with the additions of Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija. But left field still remains a question mark in the eyes of many.

Yoenis Cespdes coming back to the Bay, this time with the Orange and Black, would certainly be the biggest splash of San Francisco’s offseason.


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