Last-minute private workouts can still happen, but should they?
After Wednesday, pre-draft visits to team facilities can’t happen. Pre-draft private workouts can, and will, continue after today.
According to the league office, the window for traveling to work out a player doesn’t close until next Wednesday, April 25. Through that day — one day before the draft starts — a player can be interviewed and worked out by the team on the player’s collegiate turf. (Workouts are never permitted at a team’s facility, with the exception of the one day during the process when prospects with local college/high school ties visit the team.)
In the boom-or-bust world, Pierre-Paul must be considered a boom pick. He was a roster survivor — the third longest-tenured Giants player, behind just Eli Manning and long-snapper Zak DeOssie. He arrived as the Giants’ 2010 first-round draft pick, taken 15th overall out of South Florida as a raw, athletic marvel. As a rookie, he learned from Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora and was unleashed the following season, with 16.5 sacks and 88 total tackles — both still stand as his career highs — as the Giants rode a defensive surge to another upset victory of the Patriots, this time in Super Bowl XLVI.
He never ascended that high again, and this upcoming season he will return to MetLife Stadium wearing red, bay orange and pewter, lining up and taking aim at Manning, blocked by Nate Solder, the new Giants’ left tackle. Things change quickly, especially with Gettleman leaving the baggage behind.
Rutgers had arguably the league’s toughest conference schedule last year and finished last in the regular season before its run to the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal round at Madison Square Garden. If this coming season is the year Rutgers escapes from the basement, it will have earned it.
The Big Ten revealed conference matchups for all 14 members on Thursday. Dates will be announced in August, the league office said, with times and television information to come after Labor Day in September.
It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever felt in my life, said Maria Serrano, Lindor’s mother.
Our goal was to win, but it was pretty cool to see Frankie come through like that, Indians manager Terry Francona said. To see the way the fans responded, and then to see how genuinely excited he was about it, it was pretty cool.
Lindor and Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario, like Lindor a native Puerto Rican, will have more compatriots on the field with them in Wednesday’s series finale, with the Twins sending right-hander Jose Berrios to the mound and the Indians set to start Roberto Perez at catcher.
I wish [Berrios] good luck, but I hope we win. I think he bought about 700 tickets and will have half a stadium with him, Lindor said with a laugh.