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Michael Pineda is NOT in The Best Shape Of His Life

Feb 17, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT

For every 10,000 or so players who arrive at spring training amid reports that they’re in the best shape of their life there’s someone for whom the opposite is true.

Today that someone is new Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda, according to Bryan Hoch of

Last season Pineda was listed at 6-foot-7 and 260 pounds, so walking into camp in mid-February at 280 isn’t such a big deal, but it’s refreshing to read something that suggests not every single baseball player got into great shape during the offseason.

Incidentally, the one-two punch of CC Sabathia and Pineda has to be the largest duo in baseball, right?

  1. uyf1950 - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Let’s see if this comment shows up. Nothing I’ve posted this afternoon has.

    • seahawks80 - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM

      I agree ufy….

      Test Test Test

      • uyf1950 - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:38 PM

        Did you have the same problem?

    • poprox13 - Feb 17, 2012 at 6:41 PM

      I dont see it, try again

  2. okobojicat - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    We have replacement players to add to the BSOHL list! Well, its the writers saying they are in great shape, not the athlete. I wonder if that counts…
    David Bromberg
    Anthony Swarzak

    kopy, can I get a ruling since Craig has evidently started his Bourbon early today?

    • kopy - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:42 PM

      Of course it counts! The H stands for “his”, not M for “my”. The majority of BSOHL are 3rd party reports, but 1st person quotes are accepted too. All the matters it that somebody implies that somebody is in the best shape of their playing career. With all the craziness around the roster, I think we can just toss out Carlos Gutierrez and add Swarzak only, who has MLB service time.

      • kopy - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:46 PM

        Official 2012 BSOHL Roster

        Anthony Swarzak – MIN
        Billy Butler – KC
        Mike Moustakas – KC
        Russell Martin – NYY
        Jason Grilli – PIT
        Jed Lowrie – HOU
        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 – OAK

      • Bryz - Feb 17, 2012 at 5:05 PM

        But Gutierrez was in the best shape EVER!

      • cur68 - Feb 17, 2012 at 5:07 PM

        That team gets more fearsome with each day. Team BSOHL appears to be rounding into form…*insert CC’s physique joke here*…

  3. uyf1950 - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Ten or so pounds should be relatively easy for these guys to drop during spring training.

  4. mightymike1250 - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    “Incidentally, the one-two punch of CC Sabathia and Pineda has to be the largest duo in baseball, right?”

    Imagine what it would look like if the Yanks were pitching Bartolo Colon in the 3 spot. Easily a half-ton of pitching, right?

  5. mianfr - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Of course. Sabathia and Pineda could serve as bookends of the Jets offensive line.

    And considering how weak they were at RT last season, maybe it’s worth looking into…

  6. groundruledoublebourbon - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    With the combined 600+ pounds of Sabathia and Pineda in New York, opponents will have an even tougher time running on the Super Bowl Champion Giants next season… Wait – what?

  7. proudlycanadian - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Some teams have a 1 – 2 punch, but the Yankees have a 1 – 2 paunch in their rotation.

  8. mianfr - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Also, in related news, who has the fattest staff in baseball? With the Burnett trade now done, I think it has to be the Yankees. Sabthia and Pineda are giants. Phil Hughes and Freddy Garcia are big dudes. Kuroda and Nova need to beef up a little, though.

    • vanmorrissey - Feb 17, 2012 at 5:53 PM

      Hey OOHHHHH! Nice.

    • vanmorrissey - Feb 17, 2012 at 5:55 PM

      Lets not forget Jabba the Hut, he’s coming back. Think Yankee stadium will need structural support added underneath the mound.

    • professor59 - Feb 20, 2012 at 12:33 PM

      Did they bring David Wells in as stregth and conditioining coach?

  9. klbader - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Teams should spend the first three innings laying bunts down the first base line or otherwise trying to push the ball on the ground to the right side. Both pitchers would be worn out by the fourth inning.

  10. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    More like Michael Pin-ate-a-ton, am I right fellas? LOLZZZ

  11. joeflaccosunibrow - Feb 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Sabathia and Pineda are the best 1-2 combo on the buffet line!

  12. Bryz - Feb 17, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    Pineda must have thought he heard he was supposed to be in the best Sabathia of his life.

  13. - Feb 17, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Yes! Someone else is Fat!


    The Red Sox

    • shawnuel - Feb 17, 2012 at 6:38 PM

      The Red Sox….featuring new signing, Carlos Silva, who completes the two-fer by being a fat-ass AND a dumb-ass simultaneously.

  14. astrosfan75956 - Feb 17, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    He must be training with CC Sabbathia.

  15. facebookuser111 - Feb 17, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Guess they will let just about anyone write a blog these days.

  16. rcali - Feb 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Being fat as a pitcher really doesn’ t matter, just ask Babe Ruth.

  17. mojosmagic - Feb 18, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    The guy can pitch the Yankees stole him.

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