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  1. Jose Valverde is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Mar 9, 2012, 9:17 AM EDT

    Jose Valverde

    Via our friend Nick Collias comes the translation of an interview Tigers closer Jose Valverde gave to Mañana Deportiva on Dominican radio the other day. Valverde has lost weight.  And he has a nice description of Prince Fielder: “I lost 40 pounds, because I was very obese.” “I had to undergo that process because I was…

  2. “Best Shape Of His Life” roster includes a blogger now too

    Mar 7, 2012, 1:21 PM EDT

    gleeman bsohl

    I don’t normally link to my personal blog here, mostly because I figure HBT readers are sick of me already, but since we’ve been poking so much fun at all the players reporting to spring training in the “Best Shape Of His Life” it only seems right for me to join the BSOHL party: How…

  3. Brandon Inge is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Mar 7, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers' Brandon Inge horses around during their MLB spring training workout in Lakeland, Florida

    You’d figure that with the games beginning and there being actual baseball stuff to talk about that BSOHL stories would have stopped by now, but they still keep trickling in. To wit: Peter Gammons on Tigers second baseman (I suppose) Brandon Inge: Inge worked out all winter in Ann Arbor, Mich., doing mixed martial arts…

  4. Francisco Cordero is NOT in The Best Shape Of His Life

    Mar 5, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' Cordero throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates during their MLB Grapefruit League baseball game in Bradenton

    Maybe it’s just a bad angle or some weird lighting or whatever, but after looking at this picture of Francisco Cordero it’s safe to say we finally found a player who didn’t report to spring training in The Best Shape Of His Life. Those giant eyes staring at him in the background seem awfully judgmental.…

  5. Darwin Barney is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Mar 2, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs

    Or the freakiest. Guy is like 5’10”. How this can work is somewhat perplexing: Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney put on 20 pounds of muscle over the winter to try to avoid the second-half slump he experienced last year in his first full season. “I’m a little bit overwhelmed from watching him (while coaching in Milwaukee),” manager Dale Sveum said.…

  6. Shin-Soo Choo is probably in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 29, 2012, 4:59 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians photo day

    So Shin-Soo Choo had a bad year.  So he goes back home to South Korea and his doctor, he suggested taking one these uh, aggression training courses. You know these aggression training courses like EST, those type of things? Anyway, it cost 400 bucks! 400 bucks to join this thing? Well he didn’t have the…

  7. Davey Johnson is not in The Best Shape of His Life, but he’s preparing for it

    Feb 29, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    The Nationals manager may be 69 years-old, but if Danny Espinosa can’t play, it’s go-time: This spring, Johnson brought a cup and jock strap. It’s hanging up in his locker right now … On Tuesday, a representatives from Dinger bats came through the Nationals clubhouse. Johnson sat down with him and asked, “Do you guys make…

  8. Kurt Suzuki was in The Best Shape of His Life … last year

    Feb 27, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    Kurt Suzuki

    Kurt Suzuki has added 15 pounds and talks to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle about how that extra muscle is going to help keep him from getting fatigued and stuff.  Is he … in the BSOHL?  No! That was last year: Last year at this time, Suzuki felt he was in the best…

  9. Matt Diaz is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 27, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Pirates Braves Trade

    Maybe. It’s possible Matt Diaz was in better shape years ago with the Royals or something, but this story has all the hallmarks of a BSOHL story: struggling player with a weakening hold on a major league job + big weight loss and optimistic talk. Take it away Dave O’Brien of the AJC: After seeing his slugging…

  10. Bryan LaHair is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 23, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    Bryan LaHair

    Bryan LaHair was the MVP of the Pacific Coast League last year.  Yes, Iowa is in the Pacific Coast League. Just let it go. But he’s not content to rest on those laurels. He’s cranking it to 11, BSOHL-style! “I’m about as ready as I can be,” he said. “I’m probably in the best shape…

  11. Mat Gamel is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 21, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT

    mat gamel brewers

    Tom Haudricourt is in Brewers camp, and he spoke with the man who is tasked with replacing Prince Fielder: Mat Gamel. What say you, Mat? Feel up to the task? Gamel is focused on the opportunity at hand to replace Prince Fielder. “I’m in the best shape of my life. I’m excited about my opportunity.”…

  12. Brett Cecil is in The Best Shape of His Life; quotes Bruce Lee

    Feb 21, 2012, 8:20 AM EDT

    Brett Cecil, Scott Richmond

    Rumors of Blue Jays pitcher Brett Cecil‘s weight loss have floated around all winter, but today the Globe and Mail has a full report on it. And, unlike a lot of the BSOHL stories, this one is damn definitive and pretty impressive: Cecil has gone from 252 pounds last season to 219.  Which, on a…

  13. Danny Valencia is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 20, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Valencia_Danny

    From La Velle Neal of the Star-Tribune, reporting from Fort Myers this morning: I headed over to the other side of the clubhouse, where Danny Valencia dresses. Get your urban dictionaries out, because Valencia wants everyone to know he’s “yoked,” this year. He weighs about the same as he did last season but says it’s…

  14. Chris Davis is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 20, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    chris davis getty

    Yesterday pitchers and catchers reported. Today is the first day of full workouts. It also means that the beat reporters are hanging around locker rooms again which, in turn, means many more opportunities for us to get updates on the sort of shape the ballplayers are in.  Like this: First “best shape of my life”…

  15. Brandon McCarthy is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 18, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy

    It’s not often that we have original news here. Scoops and such.  But I can report to you — exclusively — that A’s starter Brandon McCarthy is in The Best Shape of His Life. I know this because he told me himself: @craigcalcaterra just fyi, I’m in the best shape of my life. Thought you…

  16. Michael Pineda is NOT in The Best Shape Of His Life

    Feb 17, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    For every 10,000 or so players who arrive at spring training amid reports that they’re in the best shape of their life there’s someone for whom the opposite is true. Today that someone is new Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com: #Yankees RHP Michael Pineda said he reported to camp around…

  17. CC Sabathia is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 17, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    sabathia reuters

    Last year’s story about CC Sabathia giving up Cap’n Crunch and losing weight was red herring. Sabathia wasn’t really in the best shape of his life last season. Especially late in the season when he seemed to be back on the Crunch. And maybe lots of pizza and stuff. But Buster Olney reports that we…

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

    Feb 16, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT

    Giants Cubs Baseball

    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…

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

    Feb 15, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Feb 14, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    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.…

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

    Feb 13, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Feb 13, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    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,…

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

    Feb 13, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    Russell Martin

    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…

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

    Feb 13, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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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.…

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

    Feb 11, 2012, 12:04 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers - Game 3

    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…

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