Trevor Gott and A.J. Cole were optioned to Triple-A today and Jacob Turner, LHP Neal Cotts and Jhonatan Solano were reassigned to minor league camp, while Vance Worley was released. In the latest round of cuts, the Washington Nationals whittled their roster down to 27, leaving three players (Wilmer Difo, Michael A. Taylor and Jeremy Guthrie) in the mix for the 25th spot on the Opening Day (25-man roster).
The most fun mock drafts are the ones that veer away from conventional wisdom, especially when projecting big trades early in the first round. If you’re a fan of such things, the latest 2017 NFL mock draft from NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein should grab your attention. The surprises start early in this one, as Zierlein has the Carolina Panthers trading up six spots to No. 2 overall. The target? Stanford edge defender Solomon Thomas: The Panthers have an additional second-round pick that helps facilitate a move up to target a versatile pass rusher who can be moved up and down the defensive line in rush situations. Carolina could certainly use a disruptive presence like Thomas on the edge, but in this
Drew Gintis, left, and his family. CARY, N.C. — Drew Gintis loved wrestling, his mom explains. Marsha Gintis sits in a coffee shop outside Raleigh with the sun streaming in through the window behind her.