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Lance Lynn is in the Best Shape Of His Life. Or close to it.

Feb 8, 2012, 8:39 AM EDT

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Best Shape Of His Life stories can come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t necessarily have to involve superstars, and they don’t always need to be presented in full-length feature articles.

There are no rules for this phenomenon, you see. There is a logo now, but there are no rules.

Enter Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.

According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the bearded reliever has already arrived at the Cards’ spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida and has brought with him a “better-conditioned look.” As in, he’s slimmer and trimmer — ready to establish himself as a reliable major league setup man.

Lynn, 24, registered a solid 3.12 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 40/11 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 regular-season innings last season out of the Cardinals’ bullpen before posting a 3.27 ERA in 10 postseason relief appearances.

  1. redbirdfan81 - Feb 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    He’s a stud and I’m glad the success didn’t go to his head! Can’t wait to watch him blow more hitters away this year as the Cards repeat!

    • proudlycanadian - Feb 8, 2012 at 9:05 AM

      A stud? How many foals has he sired?

      • kopy - Feb 8, 2012 at 9:12 AM

        How many hitters has he blown away?

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 8, 2012 at 7:04 PM

        Melvin Mora is a STUD. Lance Lynn is merely a promising young relief pitcher.

  2. ultimatecardinalwarrior - Feb 8, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Right-handed 8th inning guy Jesus.

  3. sportsdrenched.com - Feb 8, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    There have to be some rules. Lynn could be in better shape that last year, but may not be in: The Best Shape of His LIFE!

  4. missthemexpos - Feb 8, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Almost everything in life involves rules, no wonder that the BSOHL club is growing at a rapid pace this off-season. Lets hope that this BSOHL phenomenon continues to be rule free.

  5. umrguy42 - Feb 8, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    There’s a logo… AND YOU DIDN’T USE IT! Drew, what happened?

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