Aug. 23, 2011
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Warriors swingman Reggie Williams isn't waiting around to see what happens with the NBA lockout. The Golden State guard announced via twitter that he is heading to Spain on Thursday to join the Saski Baskonia team in the Euroleague. Williams played 80 games with the Warriors last season, averaging 9.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 20.3 minutes.Williams, 24, went undrafted out of Virginia Military, but found his way to the Warriors' bench when they promoted him from the D-League's Sioux Falls Skyforce, signing him to two 10-day contracts before extending him through the end of the 2009-10 season.
Williams becomes the third American on the Spanish team's roster, joining point guard David Logan and shooting guard Brad Oleson.Other notable players to play for Saskia Baskonia, who has three Spanish Championships (2002, '08 & '10) include Carlos Arroyo, Jose Calderon, Andres Nocioni, Fabricio Oberto, Luis Scola and Tiago Splitter.
OAKLAND – The Oakland A’s named Matt Williams as third base coach on Bob Melvin’s coaching staff for the 2018 season, the club announced today.
Williams spent five seasons on the Arizona Diamondbacks coaching staff as first base coach (2010) and third base coach (2011-13, 16) and also managed the Washington Nationals for two seasons. He was named National League Manager of the Year by the BBWAA in his first season as manager in 2014, guiding the Nationals to a 96-66 record and an NL East title. He went 83-79 in 2015 for a 179-145 (.552) record in two seasons as manager.
Williams played 17 seasons in the majors with San Francisco (1987-96), Cleveland (1997) and Arizona (1998-2003). He was a .268 career hitter with 378 home runs and 1218 RBI in 1866 games. Williams was a five-time All-Star and won four Gold Gloves as a third baseman.
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The hot stove is heating up.
Giancarlo Stanton is the biggest name swirling in trade rumors and the Giants are reportedly pushing forward in their attempt to acquire the slugger. San Francisco's front office has proposed a trade to Miami for Stanton, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
Details of what the Giants offered have not been reported yet.
Stanton, who recently turned 28, is guaranteed $295 million over the next 10 seasons. His contract includes a full no-trade clause and an opt-out after 2020.
On Thursday, Stanton was named the National League MVP after hitting .281 with a league-leading 59 home runs and 132 RBI. The last MVP to be traded in the offseason after winning the award was Alex Rodriguez from the Rangers to the Yankees before the 2004 season.