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  1. It’s possible, but not certain, that Geovany Soto is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 16, 2012, 5:40 PM EST

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    I have to put a caveat on this report from Carrie Muskat at MLB.com: It’s all a matter of balance for Cubs catcher Geovany Soto. He’s working on better balance in his diet, which should help Soto keep off the 25 pounds he dropped this offseason. The caveat being that he lost 40 pounds prior to…

  2. The Best Shape Of His Life, minors edition: David Bromberg

    Feb 15, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

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    I’m not sure if we should add his name to the usual list or start a separate list for minor leaguers, but Twins prospect David Bromberg is in The Best Shape Of His Life. So says LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune: David Bromberg, a Twins minor league righthander, is in outstanding…

  3. Jake Westbrook is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 14, 2012, 2:30 PM EST

    Jake Westbrook

    A few days ago I was lamenting the fact that we may be nearing the end of BSOHL season, but then I remembered that it really peaks when spring training starts and the writers tweet about players’ bodies a lot.  Like this: Jake Westbrook walked into Cards camp about 25 pounds lighter. Looks super trim.…

  4. Rex Hudler is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 13, 2012, 4:30 PM EST

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    Meme-creep!  It’s not just players who can be in the BSHOL, announcers can too.  Like the Royals’ new announcer, Rex Hudler: “I’m training right now, physically, like I’m a player,” he said. “I’m in the best shape I’ve been since I played. I don’t think (manager) Ned Yost would have a guy who is 51…

  5. Finally, confirmation that Phil Hughes is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 13, 2012, 2:30 PM EST

    Phil Hughes

    We’ve had several stories about Phil Hughes‘ conditioning this winter. Word that the Yankees didn’t like that he was out of shape last year. Word that he was re-dedicating himself to conditioning this offseason. Because of the uncertainty, Kopy, our resident keeper of the BSOHL roster, has had Hughes listed in the “awaiting confirmation” category,…

  6. Russell Martin is in The Best Shape of His Life. Again!

    Feb 13, 2012, 12:02 PM EST

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    Last Sam Miller of the OC Register/Baseball Prospectus noticed something neat:  Russell Martin declares himself to be in The Best Shape of His Life just about every single year.  Really: Here he is in 2008, here he is in 2009, here he is in 2010 and here he is last year. So, shocker, but Martin…

  7. Jason Grilli is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 13, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

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    This is about as straight-forward a BSOHL as you can get. Pirates reliever Jason Grilli posted this to his Facebook page, thanking his personal trainer. I’d like to think that the capitalization of “Life” is evidence that Grilli is aware that BSOHL is a thing now: Best shape of my Life Thanks to @RhFitPro A.K.A.…

  8. Miguel Cabrera is in the Best Shape of His Life Pt. 2

    Feb 11, 2012, 12:04 PM EST

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    The odds are against Miguel Cabrera‘s third base experiment being successful, but you can’t say he isn’t taking the transition seriously. Cabrera was added to HBT’s BSOHL roster after trainer Radhi Muhammad of 4.40 Fitness and Athlete Development tweeted this picture of his impressive physique late last month, but now we have some details of…

  9. Jed Lowrie is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 10, 2012, 9:45 AM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Boston Red Sox

    Our BSOHL team has been missing a middle infielder.  Thank goodness, then, that Jed Lowrie‘s agent tweeted the following last night: Jed is in the best shape of his life, ready for Spring Training and his relationship with the #Astros is off to a good start. — Brodie Van Wagenen (@bvanwagenen) February 9, 2012  …

  10. Jhoulys Chacin is NOT in the Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 10, 2012, 9:20 AM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

    The winter isn’t just for those players who are in the Best Shape of Their Lives.  Sometimes guys go in the opposite direction.  For example, according to the Denver Post, Colorado Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd is not pleased with Jhoulys Chacin‘s conditioning: Pitcher Jhoulys Chacin disappointed O’Dowd with his offseason workouts. O’Dowd believes Chacin needs…

  11. Lance Lynn is in the Best Shape Of His Life. Or close to it.

    Feb 8, 2012, 8:39 AM EST

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    Best Shape Of His Life stories can come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t necessarily have to involve superstars, and they don’t always need to be presented in full-length feature articles. There are no rules for this phenomenon, you see. There is a logo now, but there are no rules. Enter Cardinals right-hander Lance…

  12. Yadier Molina is in, you guessed it, The Best Shape Of His Life

    Feb 7, 2012, 12:44 PM EST

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    Another day hour, another player in The Best Shape Of His Life. This one comes from Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Most impressive first impression of camp: Molina’s look. Appears buff. Been in camp 5 days. — Joe Strauss (@JoeStrauss) February 7, 2012 By our unofficial count, that makes 1,073 reports of…

  13. Evan Longoria is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 7, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

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    Aaron and I were talking yesterday that we needed an official BSOHL logo or picture or something — it’s all about branding these days — but neither of us have any graphics chops.  If anyone gets bored and wants to help us out in this regard, feel free to send it via the “Feedback” button…

  14. Freddie Freeman is in, you guessed it, the best shape of his life

    Feb 6, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

    Calcaterra stepped out of the virtual office for a moment, so it’s my duty to inform you of yet another player in the Best Shape of His Life. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution has the big news on Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman: Freeman’s put on lot of muscle since last yr, did…

  15. Jason Heyward is in the Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 3, 2012, 9:49 AM EST

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    Jason Heyward had a couple of problems last year: his health, adjusting to pitchers who — shockingly — decided to make him hit good pitches rather than challenging him with fastballs and being jerked around in terms of playing time and batting order and stuff.  All of those things are classic ingredients for a sophomore…

  16. Casey McGehee is in the Best Shape of his Life

    Feb 2, 2012, 4:12 PM EST

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    From Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Hearing [Casey] McGehee will enter spring training at 208 pounds, down from 231 at end of 2011, cut body fat in half. Just a mere weight loss isn’t enough to qualify for BSOHL, but when you have a body fat cut too, that makes it rate, baby.

  17. Chris Tillman is in the Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 2, 2012, 10:09 AM EST

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    BSOHL stories are usually reserved for veterans looking to rebound from a decline.  But even a 23 year-old can be in the BSOHL. Just ask Orioles’ pitcher Chris Tillman: “I’m in better shape than I’ve ever been, at least stronger,” he said. “All the running has definitely helped. I truly believe I’m better than I’ve…

  18. Mark Teixeira is in the Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 1, 2012, 9:50 AM EST

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    Overlooked this in that Mark Teixeira-will-bunt-article, but … Teixeira tweeted Tuesday that he lost 14 pounds this offseason.  “I didn’t feel like I needed to, but I’m always trying to get better. I know that the older that I get, the more important nutrition is, any chance I get to make myself lighter, faster, more…

  19. Yankees in “serious talks” with Bill Hall, who may be in the Best Shape of His Life

    Jan 30, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

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    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees are in “serious talks” with Bill Hall. This would obviously be for a bench/utility role.  Hall had a horrible 2011 season, but he was useful in 2010 for the Red Sox — 18 homers in 342 plate appearances — and could possibly still have a little life left in…

  20. Miguel Olivo is in the Best Shape of His Life

    Jan 30, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

    Miguel Olivo

    I know some of you don’t like these posts, but if it helps, I don’t do this because I enjoy it. I do it because I feel I am providing an invaluable service.  In other words, I may not be the lazy meme-perpetuator that Gotham wants, but I am the lazy meme-perpetuator that Gotham needs.…

  21. Phil Hughes is in the Best Shape of His Life

    Jan 30, 2012, 9:53 AM EST

    Phil Hughes

    Back in November we had our first Best Shape of His Life post of the offseason. It wasn’t a true BSOHL post, just some foreshadowing, as we learned that Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes was going to be in the BSOHL. But now we have sweet, sweet closure! From Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York: The…

  22. Peter Moylan can’t possibly be in the Best Shape of His Life, can he?

    Jan 27, 2012, 8:55 AM EST

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    I don’t follow many ballplayers on Twitter. One I do follow for some reason, however, is Braves reliever Peter Moylan. I don’t know why, i just do. Moylan is Australian, but he does one thing that is absolutely American: he eats at Waffle House.  Good man, too.  If you’re gonna have breakfast, you shouldn’t accept…

  23. Miguel Cabrera is in the Best Shape of His Life

    Jan 26, 2012, 3:38 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    I share Aaron’s dubiousness about Miguel Cabrera playing third base for the Tigers.  And I laughed during the Prince Fielder press conference when Fielder said this: “I’m confident in Miguel doing a good job. That’s where he started out, at third base.” Which is why Chipper Jones will be playing shortstop for the Braves, Jim…

  24. Justin Smoak is in, you guessed it, the best shape of his life

    Jan 26, 2012, 1:52 PM EST

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    Not to steal Calcaterra’s gimic, but we can add another name to the “best shape of my life” list thanks to this tweet from MLB.com Mariners beat reporter Greg Johns: Griffin says Justin Smoak weighs 220 now, down from 234 when came to Seattle, and is in excellent condition. — Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) January 26,…

  25. Dexter Fowler is in, you guessed it, the best shape of his life

    Jan 19, 2012, 12:21 PM EST

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    Calcaterra is on vacation, but before leaving he gave me permission to cover the “best shape of my life” beat should the need arise and … well, shockingly another player has been working out this offseason! Troy Renck of the Denver Post writes that Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler has been working out with teammates…

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