Dalton Johnson’s Work for January, 2016


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 Jan., 2016:

Report: Coaches express interest in 49ers if job opens up

After just one disappointing season, Jim Tomsula may be on his way out as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Reports surfaced early Sunday morning, that the 49ers are expected to fire Tomsula while keeping Trent Baalke as the team’s general manager. Tomsula, however, hasn’t received any indication on the notion hours before his team’s season finale.

Gallery: 49ers finish 5-11 after OT victory vs Rams

Giants trade RHP Cody Hall to D’backs

The Giants have traded right-handed reliever Cody Hall to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Report: Mariners agree to minor league deal with Ishikawa

Former San Francisco Giants hero Travis Ishikawa has reportedly agreed to a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners.

POLL: Should National League adopt DH?

Baseball fans of National League teams get to see Madison Bumgarner take a lumbering hack at every pitch when he steps into the box and Bartolo Colon’s helmet nearly coming off when he takes a swing.

But, will that soon come to an end?

Reports: Tigers, Justin Upton agree to six-year deal

Justin Upton is leaving the National League West and is headed to the American League for the first time after agreeing to a six-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, according to multiple reports.

Draymond thanks ‘OG Spartan Dawg’ Magic Johnson for ASG nod

After losing ugly to the Detroit Pistons on the road 113-95, the Warriors quieted their doubters in a loud way Monday night.

The Warriors returned to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers for the first time since Game 6 of the NBA Finals. They left with a dominant 132-98 victory.

One person who took notice on Twitter was Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson. Magic poured praise to the reigning champs, stating they “sent the whole league a message” and also tweeted, “The Golden State Warriors are the best team and the most exciting team in the league.”

Mets sign outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to three-year deal

The wait is over. Yoenis Cespedes is headed back to New York where he helped the Mets reach the 2015 World Series upon his midseason arrival last year.

Family names son after 49ers DL Arik Armstead

Arik Armstead had his fair share of up and down moments for the 49ers as a rookie last season. The No. 17 overall pick out of Oregon in the 2015 NFL Draft played in all 16 games, starting one of them on the defensive line.

List: Ranking Raiders’ 2016 free agents

With Jack Del Rio taking over, the young Raiders showed plenty of promise this season, but fell short of the playoffs with a 7-9 record.

Heading into the 2016 offseason, Oakland will be looking to revamp its roster in order to make the necessary leap. That could well start with decisions on bringing back or letting go of their own free agents.

Unanimous: ‘Vin Scully Avenue’ to lead up to Dodgers Stadium

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Friday to rename the road which leads up to Dodgers Stdium, as “Vin Scully Avenue” in honor of the iconic broadcaster.

Giants’ Arroyo named to Top 100 Prospects list

Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in less than a month with baseball fans itching for the game’s return.

In the meantime, the future continues to be a topic with prospects rising to the pros faster each year.

Former Cal star receiver challenges Chargers fans

In a surprise move to many, the San Diego Chargers will not be moving to LA.

Well, not yet that is.

Three A’s named to Top 100 Prospects list

As the A’s have traded away big-name players, they have continued to preach patience for the future. Now, their young talent is starting to show why fans could look at brighter times ahead.

D’backs acquire former All-Star shortstop from Brewers

The Arizona Diamondbacks continued their roster overhaul Saturday by making a five-player trade with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Dodgers broadcaster Scully grew up as ‘rabid Giants fan’

As broadcasting legend Vin Scully enters his 67th year as the voice of the Dodgers, he intends to finish his career with the team’s three-game series to finish the season in San Francisco vs. the Giants.

For Scully, ending his career behind the mic on television as the Dodgers take on the Giants, is more than putting another stamp on this historic rivalry.

Former Giants LHP Sanchez signs minor league deal with Reds

Former Giants left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez is on the comeback trail and has been given another chance at making the bigs.

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