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Trevor Cahill is in The Best Shape of His (adult) Life

Feb 14, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

Trevor Cahill AP

Trevor Cahill told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he’s lost 10-15 pounds because he wasn’t happy with his defense and athleticism last year. Nick is hip to the BSHOL club and he’s a good reporter, so he asked the question that had to be asked:

Does this mean he’s a member of the Best Shape of His Life club?

“I was maybe in better shape when I was 16,” Cahill said.

How about Best Shape of His Adult Life?

“Yeah,” he said. “I’m still not an adult, though.”

That’s well and good, but Cahill is an Arizona Diamondback. More important than his conditioning is his GF (grit factor). Gotta know where that stands before I can do an accurate prediction of how his season is gonna go.

  1. proudlycanadian - Feb 14, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    I am sure that he did not eat any grits in order to lose that weight.

  2. unclemosesgreen - Feb 14, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    For Cahill GF used to be his “gut factor.” Good thing he lost some weight, when you’re a 25 year old professional athlete, spare tire is just not a good look.

    • historiophiliac - Feb 14, 2013 at 10:04 AM

      When you’re a 25 anything, it’s not good.

  3. kopy - Feb 14, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    2013 BSOHL Baseball Club

    Trevor Cahill, P – ARI
    Ramon Hernandez, C – COL
    Daisuke Matsuzaka, P – CLE
    Josh Hamilton, OF – LAA
    Homer Bailey, P – CIN
    Mark Prior, P – FA
    Lance Lynn, P – STL
    Vinnie Pestano, P – CLE
    Jhonny Peralta, SS – DET
    Mitch Moreland, 1B/OF – TEX
    Albert Pujols, 1B – LAA
    John Lackey, P – BOS
    CC Sabathia, P – NYY
    Javier Vazquez, P – FA
    Hanley Ramirez, SS/3B – LAD
    Neil Walker, 2B/3B – PIT
    Ryan Howard, 1B/DH – PHI
    Carlos Quentin, OF – SD

    We now have a full AL lineup with a short (non-existent) bench, along with 9 pitchers.

  4. djjackson81 - Feb 14, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    I read somewhere that Trevor Kahill will be AZ best pitcher this year cause his track record and style of pitching. Funny I bet Brandon McCarthy has the best year with Ian Kennedy close second.

  5. djjackson81 - Feb 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Cahill sorry

  6. APBA Guy - Feb 14, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    The A’s strength and conditioning was never as good as it should have been. Look at pictures of Cahill and Anderson as A’s and you could have had the poster for “Fast Food Nation”.

  7. rathipon - Feb 14, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Would love to see a statistical analysis of how prior year BSHOL members did relative to expectations.

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