Update: Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) stated, “I’m not 100-percent ready to run full speed," but insists he will be fine for Friday. He also added, “I’ve been pitching through it for a while. As long as I don’t have to run, it feels good to pitch.”
Obviously you'd like to see him at 100-percent, but even during the week leading up to the All Star break, when reports first appeared regarding his hamstring, he still performed up to task. You'd like to hope that attempting to pitch through this injury won't make it worse in the end but it's simply a risk you're going to have to take. He's a fierce competitor and he was already upset about missing time early in the season. If he can pitch through it, he will. Continue to keep him in your lineup, business as usual. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Colin Kaepernick has worked with Kurt Warner on his throwing mechanics this offseason.
Specifically, the story notes that Kaepernick is working on "engaging his lower half" to allow for better touch. It's hard to believe Kurt Warner would know more about throwing mechanics than Jim Harbaugh or any other quarterback coach Kap has ever worked with. This appears to be more fluff than anything else, though is reports from camp suggest there's been a real change to approach or delivery of throwing a football, it could be something worth remembering on draft day. Analysis: Spencer Silva