Upgrades to the offensive line should aid that endeavor. One player Manning specifically mentioned is second-round guard Will Hernandez, who brings a feistiness to Big Blue’s interior.
Will Hernandez has already been in five fights, Manning said. I love it.
When Anthony Barr drove Rodgers into the turf last October, the resulting clavicle fracture effectively turned out the lights on the Packers ‘ 2017 season. Such is the value of the accomplished State Farm pitch man, who, when healthy, is one of the very best quarterbacks to ever play the game. You can imagine Rodgers, now 34, will be beyond motivated to unseat the Vikings (and Barr) in the NFC North. The addition of Jimmy Graham smells like a red-zone bonanza, and Davante Adams is in line for a career year with Jordy Nelson now lining up wide in Oakland. If Rodgers can stay healthy, he’s a lock for team — and possibly league — MVP.
We’re always open to outside help, no matter what time of year it happens to be, Cashman said. But we also have internal options that we can rely on.
Cashman highlighted the recovery of another injured pitcher, Luis Cessa (oblique). The right-hander could eventually give the Yankees added starting depth depending upon his progression. Per Cashman, a second rehab start is coming up in the next few days for Cessa.
Tanaka was hurt sprinting from third base to home in the sixth inning of Friday’s win over the New York Mets at Citi Field.
It’s not something that I normally do or that we pitchers in the American League normally do, Tanaka said of running the bases. But that’s part of baseball. It’s on me that I got hurt. I don’t think it’s about the rules.
Now McLeod will get another chance over the summer to train for an NHL spot come training camp in September. Even though the Devils will have the same center depth entering the season, McLeod will have a better chance to make his case since he will turn pro in 2018-19.
I really believe Mike’s got all the tools to play, Castron said. He’s got to be mentally ready and get stronger and prove he can handle it. As everybody knows, it’s not an easy league to play in. You’ve got to be ready to go.