Must-click link: Drawing the Hall of Famers (all 295 of them)

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Summer Anne Burton has decided to draw all 295 baseball Hall of Famers alongside interesting stats, facts, and anecdotes about each player. You can look at all the drawings she’s done so far on her blog, which is a lot of fun:

Burton: Every Hall of Famer

Here’s one of my favorites:

Padres release Phil Hughes

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The Padres have released right-hander Phil Hughes. He was recently designated for assignment.

Hughes was traded from the Twins to the Padres at the end of May in a deal that was, essentially, the Padres acquiring a Competitive Balance pick and agreeing to pick up half of Hughes outstanding salary, which is $13.2 million in 2019. The Padres used him for 16 relief appearances but he was terrible, posting a 6.10 ERA.

The 32-year-old is a 12-year veteran. Given that he’ll basically be free to anyone who wants him, it’s not unreasonable to think he’ll get a non-roster invite to someone’s spring training next year, but it could very well be the end for him as well.