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Sonoran Hot Reads: Mark Melancon signs four-year deal with Giants

The first former Wildcat to make the big bucks

Division Series - Washington Nationals v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images

As contracts continue to increase in Major League Baseball, we’ve finally seen the first former Arizona Wildcat to really cash in. Mark Melancon, who has recorded an MLB-leading 98 saves over the past two seasons, became the highest paid reliever ever (for now) by agreeing to a four-year deal worth $62 million with the San Francisco Giants. This leaves the Nationals looking for different options. Props to Melancon on getting that money though. His turnaround is quite the story

- Arizona will be on TV more than any other team in the conference, getting 20 televised games this year

Basketball

- The Wildcats are still ranked, checking in at No. 20 in both major polls

- Sean Miller explained what happened in the Gonzaga loss on Monday. He also announced Allonzo Trier was cleared to travel but not play by the NCAA, and that Parker Jackson-Cartwright will miss about eight weeks with a high ankle sprain

- His best quote was about fouling though

- This week’s games feature UC-Irvine and Mizzou

Football

- Arizona was the fifth-most disappointing team this season if you go by preseason Las Vegas lines

- If you’re going to use the transitive property this year, Arizona was better than Ohio State....put the Wildcats in the Playoff!

- Nebraska made the Donte Williams hiring official on Monday. Couple other recruiting things here as Matt Leo had Oklahoma visit him, while Austin Faoliu hosted ASU

- Cody Ippolito is reportedly visiting Utah this week, and will also talk to Todd Graham about playing for ASU next year

Other sports

- Women’s basketball players are just like you and me....they play Uno on bus trips

Tucson news

- A jogger in Green Valley found a body in a wash

- The family that lives in the house that had a car end up on top of it this weekend has been forced out of their home as the investigation continues

- U of A received $1.5 million of funding to study long-term cancer effects in firefighters

- The USS Arizona Mall Memorial was officially dedicated on Sunday