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As promised, Carlos Quentin is in The Best Shape of His Life

Feb 14, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

Shortly after the season ended Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin vowed to get into The Best Shape of His Life in an effort to avoid the injuries that have plagued his career and guess what? He actually did it:

Quentin has never played more than 131 games in a season and was in the Padres’ lineup for just 86 games last year, but hit .261 with 16 homers and an .877 OPS and signed a three-year, $27 million extension in July.

On a related note, “Inflammation-Fighting Food” would be an interesting parody song idea for “Street Fighting Man” by the Rolling Stones. Just saying.

  1. scoregasmic - Feb 14, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    If he was on the tigers…I would be terrified right now

    • purnellmeagrejr - Feb 14, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      Inflammation fighting food most probably will decrease Quentin’s chances of suffering from cancer down the road. I use a book called anti-cancer – A New Way of Living written by David Dervan Schreiber. – a heavy stess on diet and anti-inflammatory food, drinks and spices. Iit’s been really useful to me batttling my cancer.

      • Reflex - Feb 14, 2013 at 5:55 PM

        Never underestimate the power of the Placebo Effect, eh?

    • purnellmeagrejr - Feb 15, 2013 at 8:14 AM

      Reflex – interesting that you think you know more about cancer and its treatment than I or a cancer researcher does. VCCOngrawtulations on being smarter than anyone in the whole world than ANd thanks for the little piece of negativity you shared with all.

  2. amaninwhite - Feb 14, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Everywhere I hear the sound of charcoal under heat, boy.
    Cause summer’s here and the time is right for barbequing meat, boy.
    But what can a poor boy do,
    Except to eat that which is stewed.
    Cause in sleepy Padre town I need inflama-
    TION-FIGHTING FOOD!

  3. 4cornersfan - Feb 14, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Caan this please be the very last BSOHL? Now that spring training has started can we move on to “showed up at the ________ training facility looking ready to play”?

    • beefytrout - Feb 14, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      It should be the last one for no other reason than it has become an absolute joke… of a joke.

  4. jrobitaille23 - Feb 14, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Remarkable how all these players are slimming down just when the PED news comes out and new stricter testing goes into effect. Really guys, not hard to connect the dots.

    • icanspeel - Feb 14, 2013 at 4:34 PM

      You must be new here.. the running joke over the last few years is how so many players come to Spring in the best shape of their life. It’s nothing new this year.

      • IdahoMariner - Feb 14, 2013 at 4:53 PM

        i thought he was making a joke a la the earlier link to/post about perlman’s “josh hamilton lost weight so he must be coming off PEDs” column….

  5. vanmorrissey - Feb 14, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    What is inflammation fighting food, never heard about that? God knows he needs it but I sure as heck need it also.

  6. ptfu - Feb 14, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Of course Carlos Quentin is interested in inflammation-fighting foods. Despite playing in only 86 games, he co-led baseball in hit by pitches (with Youkilis and the Prince).

  7. mj1818 - Feb 14, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    I love how many players are in the best shape of their life aka took steroids.

    • abaird2012 - Feb 14, 2013 at 8:48 PM

      I don’t think you’re getting it.

  8. mj1818 - Feb 14, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    16 homers to 45 because that “inflammation fighting food”

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