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Visual evidence suggests Pablo Sandoval is in the BSOHL

Dec 9, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

This is Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval as he appeared last season.

source: Getty Images

This is Pablo Sandoval now, courtesy of a pic he posted on twitter this afternoon.

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Now, the shirt is a kinda baggy. There’s probably still some flab hiding under there. But at the rate he’s going, there might not be for much longer.

It’s probably not a coincidence that Sandoval has finally committed to conditioning as he enters his walk year in 2014. He’s just going to be 27 next season, and he could be in line for a big payday if he puts up numbers like he did in 2009 (.330/.387/.556) or 2011 (.315/.357/.552). With the way he had been going, he was probably going to be viewed as a first baseman as a free agent. However, if he can keep himself in pretty good shape, he should be able to last at third for at least a few more years.

  1. slaugin - Dec 9, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    He obviously did the opposite of Fielders Vegetarian diet and went all Meat

    • mick2014 - Dec 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM

      He will go back to donuts & quadruple cheeseburgers for breakfast after some dumb teams gives him a huge contract in 2015.

  2. contraryguy - Dec 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    BSOHL = Black Shirt Out of His Locker

    Let’s see what that black shirt is covering up come April.

  3. luisrivasbuttocks - Dec 9, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    You must get paid per post

  4. cocheese000 - Dec 9, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    I may be wrong but does the panda play better when he is fat?

    • yahmule - Dec 9, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      No. And he’s got tricky hamate bones.

      • chacochicken - Dec 9, 2013 at 10:10 PM

        Not anymore he doesn’t. This thinner Pablo comes hamate free.

  5. NYTolstoy - Dec 9, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Wow glad he lost the weight. Every year he loses some weight but he always gains it back. Guessing since it’s his walk year he wants to make sure the paychecks don’t stop coming. Either way I expect him to put up good numbers this year. Probably stay pretty healthy too.

  6. sdelmonte - Dec 9, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Is this the earliest BSOHL post ever?

    • cur68 - Dec 9, 2013 at 8:54 PM

      Check with Kopy, but I think we got one already. Kopy keeps the Official BSOHL List. He’ll know.

    • anxovies - Dec 9, 2013 at 10:30 PM

      It’s like when they started putting up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving.

  7. yahmule - Dec 9, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    FAKE!

  8. cur68 - Dec 9, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    What, Panda in BSOHL again? He does this every year, I think. Gets fat all season, gets skinny all off season. Yo-yo BSOHL. At this point I don’t think he takes being BSOHL seriously. Its like he’s making a mockery of the whole thing. Dang Panda.

  9. spudchukar - Dec 9, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    I hope this is authentic, and good for him if it is. But two things entered my mind as soon as the picture was displayed. Photoshop and a 15 year-old photo.

  10. sisqsage - Dec 9, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    His hamate bones are gone, faster than last night’s DBL cheeseburger w/bacon. Comes with two surgeries that cost him too much time on the DL in ’11 and ’12 because he swings too hard. When they operate, they take the whole thing out. So that’s one injury he won’t have again. Panda’s injury prone, he’ll come up with a new one in ’14. He can see the $$$, so he’ll definitely be in the BSOHL, and will get off to a great start before he hurts his elbow or foot again. There’s also the threat of a relapse. Dude can gain weight faster than Tommy Lasorda.

  11. genericcommenter - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Looks like he might have Delmon Young Syndrome.

    • yahmule - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      That covers several different diagnoses, really.

  12. sw19womble - Dec 10, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    Whatever happens, the Giants need to restructure that ‘Cake Bonus’ clause in his contract next time round.

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