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  1. Bobby Parnell is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Nov 13, 2014, 4:52 PM EST

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    Fifteen pounds of muscle for the once and possibly future Mets closer.

  2. Derek Jeter is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Mar 7, 2014, 1:30 PM EST


    Because of course he is: In Jeter’s retirement call, Hal Steinbrenner said he said, “I know everybody says this, but I feel like I’m in the best shape of my life.” — Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) March 7, 2014   Guess that means Brendan Ryan isn’t going to get as much playing time as he hoped.

  3. Picture of the day: Tim Lincecum is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Mar 6, 2014, 2:56 PM EST

    Tim Lincecum, Kameron Loe

    Courtesy of Hunter Pence‘s instagram account comes this little gem, in which the 5’11” Tim Lincecum and the 6’8″ Kameron Loe swapped jerseys.

  4. Jackie Bradley Jr. is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 25, 2014, 4:30 PM EST

    Jackie Bradley Jr.

    This one in video form. It comes at the 2:45 mark of this 3:00 video over at Best part: totally unprompted. Just blurts it out when talking about stealing bases. But watch the whole thing because at the beginning he talks about how great it was that he failed at the major league level last…

  5. Jose Bautista is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 24, 2014, 6:15 AM EST

    Toronto Blue Jays' Bautista looks into the stands between innings during a MLB American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg

    We heard about Melky Cabrera being in The Best Shape of His Life last week. Well, he didn’t work out alone. He had teammate Jose Bautista with him, and Bautista characterizes the purpose of those workouts: “It was kind of easy and natural and we just decided to start earlier than we normally do,” Bautista said. “We…

  6. Yasiel Puig: not in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 21, 2014, 5:00 PM EST

    Yasiel Puig

    Trouble in Puig-a-dise? Mark Saxson of ESPN Los Angeles reports that Yasiel is a little too big for his britches. Literally:  Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly acknowledged the team has some concerns about Yasiel Puig‘s conditioning. Mattingly said Puig showed up at camp weighing 251 pounds, 26 more than he weighed at the end of the regular…

  7. Melky Cabrera is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 20, 2014, 11:45 AM EST

    Toronto Blue Jays' Cabrera heads to the batters box during the first inning of their MLB baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, California

    This shouldn’t cause anyone to snark in Melky’s direction. Nope: More on Melky. Says he hasn’t lost a lot of weight but turned what he had into muscle. Says he’s in best shape of his life. #BlueJays — Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) February 20, 2014   His past good seasons corresponded with better conditioning. How much…

  8. Mike Trout is in The Best Shape of his Life

    Feb 20, 2014, 8:30 AM EST

    Mike Trout Getty

    On the one hand, dude, you’re 22, you had better be in The Best Shape of Your Life. Indeed, there has been some talk in BSOHL circles that we should disqualify everyone under, say, 30, from BSHOL consideration. On the other hand, well, he said it: Trout checked into camp last spring weighing 241, ended…

  9. Martin Maldonado is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 19, 2014, 8:32 AM EST

    BSHOL 2

    Adam McCalvy knows what time it is. He saw catcher Martin Maldonado walk into Brewers camp and asked the hard questions that needed to be asked: After only four days off, a noticeably trim Maldonado reported for duty at Maryvale Baseball Park. “Not that I was overweight last year, but I wanted to come into…

  10. Ian Kinsler is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 16, 2014, 12:01 PM EST

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    In anticipation of sweating much less in Detroit than he did in Arlington, Texas, new Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler showed up to camp this week with an already-trim physique … Ian Kinsler said he generally gained weight in the offseason to prepare for the heat of Texas. Reported 10 pounds lighter this season. —…

  11. Bruce Rondon is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 13, 2014, 1:00 PM EST

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    It’s a young life, but still. From John Low of the Detroit Free Press: But it must be reported that right-handed reliever Bruce Rondon has arrived in Tigers spring training clearly having lost a significant amount of weight since the end of last season. How much? There’s no official word, at least yet, but he…

  12. Gaby Sanchez is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:02 AM EST

    BSHOL 2

    Physicals are happening at spring training camps. So expect more of this: .@GabySanchez15 has noticeably packed on muscle and dropped about 20 pounds of flab. Somebody *really* wants that #Pirates 1B job. — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) February 13, 2014   No word if he’s also packed anything on to that career line of .258/.337/.417.

  13. Jesus Montero is NOT in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 12, 2014, 4:00 PM EST

    Jesus Montero

    You came over in a big trade, sucked eggs, played worse defense than anyone thought and then you got suspended 50 games for PEDs. You show up for spring training in what is basically your make or break year. If that’s you, you’re doing so in great shape, right? You’re busting your hump to stay…

  14. Prince Fielder is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 12, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

    Prince Fielder

    He’s on an MMA kick. Heavy training. And his interviewer, Toni Collins, asks him specifically if he’s in The Best Shape of His Life. And yep, he says yes. Thank you, Toni. I owe you one.  

  15. A.J. Ellis is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 8, 2014, 3:02 PM EST

    A.J. Ellis Getty

    While Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis didn’t come right out and say it, this comes right out of the BSOHL playbook. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Ellis said today that he lost 15 pounds over the winter. The 32-year-old dropped the weight because he wants to take on a bigger load behind…

  16. Mike Moustakas is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Jan 27, 2014, 4:24 PM EST

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    Provisionally anyway. No actual declaration by Moustakas, but he is a strong candidate for BSHOL status during spring training: Take it for what it’s worth, but Mike Moustakas is in Arizona, and I hear he looks in good shape. Lost weight, good muscle tone, etc. — Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) January 27, 2014 Of course, the…

  17. Danny Espinosa is in The Best Shape Of His Life, regrets playing through injury

    Jan 25, 2014, 4:18 PM EST

    Danny Espinosa AP

    We have a new member of the BSOHL club and his name is Danny Espinosa. During an appearance at NatsFest today, Espinosa told Chase Hughes of that he hired a personal trainer this offseason and feels stronger now than he’s ever felt. However, there was an interesting quote among the typical offseason hyperbole, as…

  18. Matt Harrison is in The Best Shape of His Life, Part II

    Jan 21, 2014, 12:37 PM EST

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    Or, at the very least, good shape: At @TexasRangers – Matt Harrison looks like a new person. Dropped a lot of weight to take pressure off back. — Mac Engel (@MacEngelProf) January 21, 2014 This is the second report of Harrison’s weight loss this offseason. He has a long way to go to pass Pablo…

  19. CC Sabathia may or may not be in the Best Shape of His Life

    Jan 20, 2014, 10:44 AM EST

    CC Sabathia Getty

    Crazy pic of CC Sabathia at a wedding over the weekend: But, before you go acting all shocked, go read Ken Rosenthal’s column, in which Sabathia tells him he really hasn’t lost a ton of weight. Rather, he’s just toning up and stuff. It’s possible our reaction to this pic may be a function of…

  20. Matt Adams is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Jan 19, 2014, 3:04 PM EST

    matt adams cardinals getty

    Matt Adams projects to open the 2014 baseball season as the Cardinals’ starting first baseman and is preparing for that role with an extensive offseason diet and workout program. Listed last year at 6-foot-3 and 260 pounds, he showed off a much more slender physique this weekend at the Cardinals’ annual Winter Warmup fan festival…

  21. Kevin Gausman is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Jan 16, 2014, 11:32 AM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Kevin Gausman of the Baltimore Orioles is 23 years-old, so if he isn’t in The Best Shape of His Life he’s doing things wrong. Still, this feature does not pass judgments. It merely chronicles history. And sketchy claims of superior, unprecedented fitness: Gausman: “I’ve put on 12 pounds already. I feel great physically. I’m probably…

  22. Scott Downs is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Jan 8, 2014, 7:24 AM EST


    New White Sox reliever Scott Downs may be getting up there in years, but Chicago has a great physical specimen to work with. Here’s Downs, talking to “I’m in the best shape of my life the last couple of years, and if my arm holds up, I still feel like I can go out…

  23. Starlin Castro is getting into The Best Shape Of His Life

    Dec 10, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

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    Add another name to the list, as Carrie Muskat of reports that Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is getting into The Best Shape Of His Life: The Cubs are making sure shortstop Starlin Castro reports to Spring Training in better shape. The team assigned strength and conditioning coach Tim Buss to the Dominican Republic to…

  24. Buster Posey is going to be in the Best Shape of His Life next season

    Dec 10, 2013, 8:11 AM EST

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    A true sign that the Winter Meetings are snoozeville: we’re already seeing January BSOHL stories. Case in point, Buster Posey, who is lifting weights and stuff: When the Giants training staff checked in with Buster Posey recently, the former National League MVP had a goal in mind. “He’s trying to get a little stronger in…

  25. Jeff Francoeur’s eyes are in the best shape of his life

    Dec 9, 2013, 12:53 PM EST

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    According to’s Ken Rosenthal, free agent Jeff Francouer recently had LASIK surgery and has decided to go to a lighter bat in an attempt to salvage his career. The soon-to-be 30-year-old Francoeur finished last season out of the league after being let go by the Giants in late August. On the heels of a…

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