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

    Feb 19, 2014, 8:32 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Feb 16, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

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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. —…

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

    Feb 13, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

    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.

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

    Feb 12, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Feb 12, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    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.  

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

    Feb 8, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jan 27, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Jan 25, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Jan 21, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Jan 20, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jan 19, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jan 16, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Jan 8, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT


    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…

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

    Dec 10, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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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…

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

    Dec 10, 2013, 8:11 AM EDT

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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…

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

    Dec 9, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

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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…

  18. Matt Harrison is in The Best Shape Of His Life

    Nov 14, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Texas Rangers

    We’re still three months from spring training, but after missing nearly all of this year following multiple back surgeries Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison is getting a head start on the annual Best Shape Of His Life rush: Via Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas: Harrison said he’s down to 240 pounds, a weight that he’d like…

  19. Mike Pelfrey is in The Best Shape of His Life … but I’m not sure how

    Mar 15, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    Mike Pelfrey

    Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports that Mike Pelfrey, who is on the comeback trail from Tommy John surgery, is down to 240 pounds from a previous 270, and that he’s doing it based on a lot of cardio. Imagine, then, what he’d be doing if he didn’t eat like this the night before…

  20. Joe Blanton is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Mar 12, 2013, 9:23 AM EDT

    Joe Blanton

    When I was in Angels’ camp in Tempe a week ago Friday, I didn’t see Joe Blanton. I guess now we know why: When Joe Blanton takes the mound for the first time in Angel Stadium with his new team, fans who have been oblivious to his career since he left the Phils may be…

  21. Alberto Callaspo is NOT in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 26, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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    For every 100 players who report to spring training in The Best Shape Of His Life one guy has to show up in sweatpants with Cheetos stains on them (or the equivalent). That’s the rule and Alberto Callaspo of the Angels was merely following it: Scioscia: Callaspo reported to camp 18-20 pounds above playing weight,…

  22. Jeff Francoeur is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 25, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    Jeff Francoeur

    He doesn’t utter the words, but when you have a story that spends multiple paragraphs on physical conditioning, change in diet and references to body fat percentage, all as a means of excusing last year’s poor performance and promising better performance in the coming year, you have captured the very essence of BSOHL. I’m not…

  23. Hunter Pence is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 21, 2013, 8:24 AM EDT

    Hunter Pence

    The Giants own Twitter feed says so: .@hunterpence‘s decision to eat like a “caveman” has him in the best shape of his career – [VIDEO] #GCast — San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) February 21, 2013   Accompanying that is this video detailing Pence’s adherence to the paleo diet: As I’ve mentioned a couple of times, I’m…

  24. Roger Clemens throws batting practice to the Astros, is not in the Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 20, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

    Roger Clemens

    We’re all gonna go to hell to some extent after we retire. Many of us before. Roger Clemens is no exception: Roger Clemens in full uniform, awaiting to throw live BP. — Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) February 20, 2013 And throw live BP he did. McTaggart has a report. The upshot: Clemens had fun, but…

  25. J.J. Putz is in The Best Shape of his Life

    Feb 20, 2013, 6:14 AM EDT

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    We already knew that Trevor Cahill was, but add J.J. Putz to the mix. For he, like Cahill, went gluten and dairy free: Best shapes of their lives! #Diamondbacks‘ J.J. Putz lost 17 lbs. and Trevor Cahill almost 15 after going to gluten-free, dairy-free diets. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 20, 2013   I’m having…

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