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Joe Saunders is in The Best — and the sexiest — Shape of His Life

Feb 21, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

Ladies and gentlemen, Indians team president Mark Shapiro:

No idea what you mean, Mark.

Anyway: They keep on coming, so we keep passing them along. This one: Joe Saunders of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Part of it is pretty conventional:

[Saunders] was a regular at the D-backs’ training facility at Salt River Fields, with help and encouragement from strength and conditioning coach Nate Shaw. “Not only is it a big year for me, but it is a big year for the team. I wanted to come up here and see what I could do for myself. I feel like I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in heading into a spring training”

But there’s also a hint of TMI for those interested:

The experience of being temporarily on the job market made him stronger and wiser — and maybe even a little bit sexier.

“My wife said my butt has gotten a little bit smaller,” Saunders said with a smile, the result of all the extra work he has done to prepare for this season and beyond.

Try to get that out of your mind as you watch Saunders pitch this year, sports fans.

Games start a week from Friday, people. I predict the BSOHL stuff will dry up by then. But for now, we don’t have much more to go with.

  1. kopy - Feb 21, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Official 2012 BSOHL Roster

    Joe Saunders – ARI
    Danny Valencia – MIN
    Chris Davis – BAL
    Brandon McCarthy – OAK
    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
    Mark Teixeira – NYY
    Dmitri Young – FA
    Yoenis Cespedes – OAK

    • proudlycanadian - Feb 21, 2012 at 9:54 AM

      Could you have a special “sexy” sub section that includes Amanda (Mrs. Brandon) McCarthy?

    • phukyouk - Feb 21, 2012 at 10:02 AM

      Where is CC? was’t he in BSOHL last week?

      • kopy - Feb 21, 2012 at 10:24 AM

        I didn’t add CC because the only evidence was a tweet from Buster Olney that read:

        “CC Sabathia again trained and lost lots of weight this winter, and has had conversations with NYY about doing better maintaining in-season.”

        It’s great that he worked out, but I didn’t think that was enough for BSOHL since he just worked out “again” and nothing really suggests he’s in any better shape than he was for other springs. It’s a group decision, but the group also decided earlier that we should maintain a decent standard of qualification for BSOHL.

      • phukyouk - Feb 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM

        thx for the clarification.

    • okobojicat - Feb 21, 2012 at 10:16 AM

      I think we have two full lineups…

      Team 1
      CF – Guitierrez
      RF – Heyward
      3B – Longoria
      DH – Cabrera
      1B – Teixera
      LF – Cespedes
      SS – Lowrie
      C – Martin
      2B – Hall

      S1 – Garcia
      S2 – McCarthy
      S3 – Hughes
      S4 – Zambrano
      S5 – Cecil
      CL – Wilson

      Team 2
      CF – Fowler
      3B – Moustakas
      DH – Butler
      1B – Alonzo
      ‘LF’ – Freeman
      ‘RF’ – Smoak
      C – Molina
      ‘2B’ – Valencia – yes, I’d rather have him there than McGehee
      “SS” – Tejada
      I know we have two 1B in the OF, but its still better than having Huff out there.
      S1 – Tillman
      S2 – Swarzak
      ‘S3’ – Padilla

      Team 1 could compete, and maybe win the AL East. Team two could probably win about 75 games in the NL Central….God the central is bad.

      • okobojicat - Feb 21, 2012 at 10:17 AM

        well, crap, add saunders to S4 to Team 2

  2. Concretepiggy - Feb 21, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Stupid sexy Saunders!

    • phukyouk - Feb 21, 2012 at 10:01 AM

      done… noone will beat this for a very very long time.

  3. pisano - Feb 21, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Yeah, he looks like a real hose monster, not.

  4. 24missed - Feb 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    He may be in the BSOHL, but sexiest? Rationale being his butt is smaller? Wow.
    I wasn’t aware that men had to have a small butt to be sexy. News to me.

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