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Jhoulys Chacin is NOT in the Best Shape of His Life

Feb 10, 2012, 9:20 AM EST

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The winter isn’t just for those players who are in the Best Shape of Their Lives.  Sometimes guys go in the opposite direction.  For example, according to the Denver Post, Colorado Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd is not pleased with Jhoulys Chacin‘s conditioning:

Pitcher Jhoulys Chacin disappointed O’Dowd with his offseason workouts. O’Dowd believes Chacin needs to drop weight, because the added pounds affect the balance in his delivery and undermine his fastball command. Chacin spent much of the winter training in Venezuela rather than working out in Tucson. A person close to Chacin said Thursday the right-hander weighs 226 pounds — and expects to be close to the 218 he was last spring when he reports to spring training Feb. 19.

Chacin, while obviously effective, had some issues last year with forearm tightness and things like that. He also had his heaviest workload ever, however, so anything that is going to keep him healthy and in the rotation is a good thing. So, yeah, burn some of that weight, Jhoulys.

  1. kopy - Feb 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Official 2012 BSOHL Roster

    Logan Schafer – MIL
    Lance Lynn – STL
    Phil Hughes – NYY
    Bill Hall – NYY
    Yadier Molina – STL
    Evan Longoria – TB
    Brett Cecil – TOR
    Freddie Freeman – ATL
    Brian Wilson – SFO
    Jason Heyward – ATL
    Casey McGehee – PIT
    Chris Tillman – BAL
    Franklin Gutierrez – SEA
    Miguel Olivo – SEA
    Miguel Cabrera – DET
    Justin Smoak – SEA
    Dexter Fowler – COL
    Jaime Garcia – STL
    Miguel Tejada – FA
    Aubrey Huff – SFO
    Vicente Padilla – BOS
    Carlos Zambrano – MIA
    Yonder Alonso – SD
    Carlos Gutierrez – MIN
    Mark Teixeira – NYY
    Dmitri Young – FA
    Yoenis Cespedes – FA

    • kopy - Feb 10, 2012 at 9:34 AM

      Also add, Jed Lowrie – HOU. His agent has tweeted a confirmation of his BSOHL status.

      • kopy - Feb 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM

        WE HAVE A MIDDLE INFIELDER!

      • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 10, 2012 at 10:53 AM

        Does Brodie get brownie points for saying it exactly?

      • mondogarage - Feb 10, 2012 at 12:01 PM

        Also, Scott Boras said there’s a secret team interested in an undisclosed BSOHL client.

  2. CJ - Feb 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Finally! Though I’m shocked it wasn’t Fielder who became the first to attain this title. Does this get a logo too?

    How about a guy breaking a sweat getting from the dugout to home plate…in a crane.

  3. Francisco (FC) - Feb 10, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Chacin spent much of the winter training in Venezuela rather than working out in Tucson

    Hah! Winter Training in Venezuela! That’s a good joke, you know how much they eat in the Christmas Season?

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 10, 2012 at 11:03 AM

      Should we start calling it Venez-weigh-a-lot?

  4. seanthegreatest - Feb 10, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Way to mix it up Craig.

  5. Kyle - Feb 10, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    I think this deserves a slightly updated official logo: http://oi40.tinypic.com/23mrin9.jpg

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 10, 2012 at 1:50 PM

      Or this:

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