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  1. Brad Lincoln is in the best shape of his life

    Jan 19, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT

    Brad Lincoln

    Not just the best shape. The best possible shape.  That’s serious business: At the end of the season, Lincoln talked about plans to get a personal trainer during the offseason. The focus, Lincoln explained, would be more on his legs and core than in years past. “I am going to get my body in the…

  2. Lance Berkman is in the best shape of his life

    Jan 14, 2011, 9:24 AM EDT

    Lance Berkman

    Usually, BSoML stories are mock-worthy. In Lance Berkman’s case, it’s serious business. That’s because Berkman is trying to do that which is not usually done: move right on the defensive spectrum in his mid-30s.  As Joe Strauss notes, however: Berkman is taking this very, very seriously: “If I have a repeat of last year I’m…

  3. Stephen Strasburg is in the best shape of his life

    Jan 13, 2011, 2:29 PM EDT

    Strasburg walks off

    Stephen Strasburg‘s recovery from Tommy John surgery is going swimmingly, he says, and what’s more, he told CBS’s Ted Robinson that he’s feeling great: “I’m definitely in the best shape of my life … Once you start throwing, it’s gonna be a long process just getting your strength back, but I feel great about it…

  4. Pablo Sandoval is in the best shape of his life?

    Jan 10, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

    Giants' Sandoval reacts during workouts in preparation for the Major League Baseball's World Series in San Francisco

    Maybe not. But Hank Schulman says that the Panda is on his way there: Yes, yes, yes. You’ve heard this before. You’re skeptical, and you should be, until you see what he looks like in spring training. Nevertheless, I’ve heard from a number of folks that Pablo Sandoval‘s conditioning work at a private facility in…

  5. Peter Moylan may or may not be in the best shape of his life

    Jan 6, 2011, 3:33 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

    I’ve been checking in and out of the blog of Braves reliever Peter Moylan all winter.  Being a Braves fan I was happy to learn back in November that Moylan — not exactly a man with abs of steel — was on a bigtime conditioning program.  Given that Bobby Cox worked Moylan to death these…

  6. CC Sabathia is in the best shape of his life

    Dec 23, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    Sabathia fat

    This article — shot my way by Jason over at IIATMS — doesn’t have the magic words, but it’s close enough to qualify under my liberal definition of BSOML articles: “I’m feeling good,” Sabathia said. “I wasn’t really worried about the surgery because I had it before. It was just swelling up on me after…

  7. Russell Martin will be in the best shape of his life

    Dec 23, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    Russell Martin mask

    Not even Christmas yet and we’ve had a bunch of these already: A two-time All-Star and former Gold Glove winner, Martin slipped offensively the last two seasons. He feels a new workout regimen will greatly benefit his hitting. “I’m probably going to be in the best shape of my life going into spring training,” said…

  8. Bartolo Colon may be in the best shape of his life

    Dec 20, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT

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    Someone stop the Indians’ front office, because they are en fuego! First Austin Kearns, now they’re in hot pursuit of Bartolo Colon. And that pursuit isn’t as easy at it used to be, because Colon may be … in the best shape of his life! Antonetti said the Indians are indeed interested in Bartolo Colon…

  9. Casey McGehee is in the best shape of his life

    Dec 7, 2010, 12:59 PM EDT

    Casey McGehee

    Even though we’re in the middle of Winter Meetings hysteria, there’s still plenty of time to pay attention to the sorts of matters which normally occupy this blog. For example: have you heard that Casey McGehee is in the best shape of his life? [Barry] Meister said he also now is representing Brewers third baseman…

  10. Bartolo Colon is in the best shape of his life

    Nov 16, 2010, 9:18 AM EDT

    bartolo colon released

    Nick Collias over at MLBTR reports that Bartlo Colon is thinking comeback. I’ll believe that when I see it.  But I suppose he could be serious. Why?  Because Nick tells me that one of the Spanish language articles covering Colon’s recent performances reported Bartolo hitting on one of my favorite topics.  Seems that Colon has…

  11. Aaron Cook is in the best shape of his life

    Mar 8, 2010, 2:44 PM EDT

    We can add Aaron Cook to the ever-expanding “best shape of his life” list, because the 31-year-old right-hander shed 20 pounds during the offseason and Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post is now calling him “Aaron Cook Lite.” Armstrong notes that Cook lost so much weight that he actually “planned to gain a few pounds…

  12. Yadier Molina is in the best shape of his life

    Feb 15, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    Because once you start something you just can’t stop, here’s Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tweeting from spring training: Dept. of First Impressions: Yadier Molina looks in best shape I can remember. If one reporter would write “Just saw [Player X]; he looks like he hasn’t lifted anything heavier than a bottle of…

  13. Clay Buchholz is not in the best shape of his life

    Feb 15, 2010, 10:29 AM EDT

    Tweet from WEEI’s Chad Rob Bradford, who is on the ground at Red Sox spring training in Fort Myers this morning: Buchholz at 198 pounds after pitching at 185 last year. Somebody didn’t get the “best shape of his life” memo! In other news, I have come to view Twitter as positively essential to doing…

  14. Daisuke Matsuzaka is in the best shape of his life

    Feb 15, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT

    The Sox weren’t happy with Dice-K’s conditioning last year, but his offseason was good enough that I feel comfortable giving him the official BSOHL seal of approval: The righthander arrived here Thursday and worked out at the team complex the last two days. After a winter that included several sessions at the Athletes’ Performance training…

  15. Ricky Romero is in the best shape of his life

    Feb 9, 2010, 12:18 PM EDT

    I’ll stop writing stuff like that when dudes stop writing stuff like this: Halladay’s departure leaves Romero, who went 13-9 as a rookie, as the most experienced healthy starting pitcher on the roster, and the 25-year-old is tackling the new challenge the way Halladay would. By training like a maniac. In addition to his throwing…

  16. Mike Pelfrey is in the best shape of his life

    Feb 9, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT

    Add Mets’ pitcher Mike Pelfrey to the list of this offseason’s biggest losers: One week until Fat Tuesday, but Mike Pelfrey won’t be participating. The Mets pitcher is prepared to arrive in camp next week some 25 pounds lighter than last season and believes that will propel him to new heights after a disappointing 2009.…

  17. George Foster is in the best shape of his life

    Feb 9, 2010, 7:57 AM EDT

    According to NPB Tracker, the Orix Buffaloes of the Pacific League have hired former Giants bench warmer, Reds slugging MVP and Mets free agent disappointment George Foster as a cross-checker for U.S. baseball players. I kind of don’t care about that, but I am fascinated by the pic of Foster that accompanies this Japanese language…

  18. Phil Niekro is in the best shape of his life

    Feb 8, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    Really, he’s rarin’ to go: Phil Niekro claims he’s in great shape, and if the wind is favorable enough, the 70-year-old right-hander said he can still crank his fastball up in the 80-mph range . . . “I’m in excellent shape,” Niekro said on a conference call with reporters on Monday. “In fact, I’m on…

  19. Carlos Zambrano is in the best shape of his life

    Feb 5, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

    Carlos Zambrano has lost some weight and has already been in Arizona a week getting ready for the season despite the fact that pitchers and catchers don’t report until Februay 17th.  Lou likes it: “Carlos was a little heavy last year, there’s no question,” manager  Lou Piniella told fans at the Cubs Convention. “He’s another…

  20. Bill Hall doesn't want to be in the best shape of his life

    Feb 3, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    We’ve heard about guys coming to camp in the best shape of their life, but Red Sox’ utilityman Bill Hall doesn’t want any part of that. Why? Because he thinks his workout program was a large part of what caused his post-2006 swoon: Hall traces his problems since – he batted just .201 last year…

  21. Peter Moylan is not in the best shape of his life

    Feb 1, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    Today is the first day of the Atlanta Braves’ voluntary pitching camp at Turner Field. The AJC’s David O’Brien reports on a meme getting tuned upside-down: Pete Moylan packed on a little winter weight during his 3 months back in Australia. “Meat pies,” he said of the diet staple in his homeland. Of course Aussies…

  22. Ken Griffey Jr. is in the best shape of his life

    Jan 29, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    With the hot stove season winding down, my favorite annual meme begins to pick up steam: With Spring Training less than three weeks away and arthroscopic surgery on his left knee more than three months behind him, Griffey figures to be in much better shape. “I’m not saying he will look like he did in…

  23. Matt Stairs is in the best shape of his life

    Jan 21, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

    No, really: Matt Stairs still hoping to land a job at age 41, has dropped 31 pounds this winter, reports ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick. Stairs has gone from 230 pounds to 199 — the lightest he’s been in about 15 years. Stairs lost the weight on the Nutrisystem program. It’s a pretty sad comment that Charlie…

  24. Trevor Cahill is in The Best Shape of His (adult) Life

    Feb 14, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

    Trevor Cahill

    Trevor Cahill told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he’s lost 10-15 pounds because he wasn’t happy with his defense and athleticism last year. Nick is hip to the BSHOL club and he’s a good reporter, so he asked the question that had to be asked: Does this mean he’s a member of the…

  25. Mike Scioscia is in The Best Shape Of His (Managing) Life

    Feb 29, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Mike Scioscia, Albert Pujols

    Mike Scioscia was in perfectly good shape during his 13-year career as the Dodgers’ catcher, so adding him to the ever-growing “Best Shape Of His Life” list wouldn’t really be accurate. But after packing on quite a bit of weight during his 12-year managing career Scioscia dropped nearly 40 pounds this winter and told Bill…

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