"I mean, try to be transparent where you can be," Boone said. "There's always a compassionate element that I think it's important -- and I think we do a good job of never taking it lightly when we are dealing with somebody's livelihood but also understand that this is our job to make this call and to make difficult calls and we'll do it to the best of our ability and try and serve our team and individuals as best we can."
Olney: I'm not sure how Liam Hendriks doesn't land in the top 100, given his preeminence on the mound last year, and given his preeminence in the free-agent market. In a winter in which most veterans on the open market struggled to find good deals, Hendriks got a three-year, $54 million contract, right in line with the annual payout for the best relievers in baseball.
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The Phillies will be done with the Cardinals by April 29 and will have played 10 of their 19 games vs. the Mets by May 2. In fact, only three of the Phillies’ final 47 games are against the Mets.
Alright, now I’m blushing, so it’s time for me to move on. I’m going to give you my best tips for drafting a successful roster. Agree with whatever you want and throw the rest away. But while there are multiple ways to win in this game, this is how I have managed to start off successful seasons.
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It's unlikely the Tigers will give them a per-game limit, as that philosophy would take away the learning opportunities involved with battling deep into outings. Rather, Mize and Skubal are going to be under a season-long restriction.
Thursday afternoon in Tampa, Fla., he opened up on what has been different about his latest spring with the Yankees. On top of an overall better feel with all the pitches in his arsenal, he has mastered his cutter -- evidently, with an assist from former Yankees LHPs Andy Pettitte (1995-03, 2007-10, 2012-13) and CC Sabathia (2009-19).