The Cubs Way: “It’s behind the scenes, defining the vision for the organization, how we’re going to teach the game,” Epstein said.
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For teams like the Indians, FA isn’t the way that they’re going to fill out their roster anymore as the impact players are out of reach . . .
“If we want our players to someday compete against the best in the world, it is critical for their development that they train and play as much as possible and in the right environment,” said U.S. men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann in a statement.
Bailey knows he will need more than a catchy song to replace Papelbon, who converted 31 of his 34 save chances last season. He also averaged 12.2 strikeouts per nine innings, his best rate in four years.
The Yankees couldn’t afford to give more opportunity or allow him to become a spring camp distraction. So after swallowing hard to sign him for five years, the Yankees swallowed hard on the final two seasons of the contract.
From the classless and graceless exits to the sorry state in which they left their local fans it’s quite natural to want to bury each up to his neck in his own private chamber in Cleveland sports hell, drip honey on their foreheads and watch as rodents and fire ants pick them clean.
Certainly, it would be impossible to look at the current group of Red Sox minor league free agents and suggest that one is poised to become the next Wakefield. Nonetheless . . . Wakefield does offer a reminder that a player who is acquired without fanfare can be just as significant an addition as a higher-profile signing.