Results matching “best shape of his life”
Jan 13, 2011, 10:21 AM EST
It looks like we can add Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata to the ever-growing pool of players “in the best shape of their life.” Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review writes that Tabata “has bulked up noticeably” during the offseason “and it’s muscle, not fat.” One teammate called Tabata “a beast” after getting a look…
Feb 19, 2010, 11:44 AM EST
Brian McCann, when asked whether he lost weight during the offseason: No, I just rearranged it. I’m still 235. Judging from the reports flooding in across baseball, McCann might be the only player who isn’t “in the best shape of his life.”
Feb 11, 2010, 3:45 PM EST
When productive veteran outfielders like Johnny Damon and Jermaine Dye are having trouble finding work it makes sense that not-so-productive veteran outfielders like Darin Erstad may be headed for retirement. Bill Plunkett of the Orange Country Register recently spoke the Erstad, who “sounded like a happy father, perfectly content if he never plays another major-league…
Jan 31, 2015, 11:25 AM EST
Aardsma pitched exclusively in the Cardinals minor league system last year, but he’s hoping to get back on the radar in 2015.
Jan 30, 2015, 5:11 PM EST
This is gonna turn some heads.
Jan 27, 2015, 9:54 AM EST
Great Moments in Spring Training Cliches.
Jan 26, 2015, 10:15 AM EST
“I don’t know if my metabolism is slowing down from getting older or what, but I feel good.”
Jan 23, 2015, 7:20 PM EST
Is it possible that Nick Swisher could be… in the best shape of his life?
Jan 23, 2015, 10:15 AM EST
Nathan is under contract for $10 million in 2015.
Nov 6, 2014, 10:30 AM EST
It’s only 10:30 AM and it’s already been a banner day for A-Rod overreactions.
Nov 6, 2014, 9:24 AM EST
But is he . . .in The Best Shape of His Life?
Jul 18, 2014, 5:11 PM EST
Call it two lost years for Sabathia now.
Jun 27, 2014, 10:15 AM EST
Veteran reliever Scott Downs was designated for assignment by the White Sox in a move that Dan Dayes of CSNChicago.com says came “much to the dismay of his teammates.”
Mar 31, 2014, 3:15 PM EST
Joe Posnanski tells the story of the man who hit .400 with 72 homers in The Home Run Summer of ’54.
Feb 25, 2014, 12:30 PM EST
We laugh at the Best Shape of His Life reports and we shake our heads in confusion at how someone like Jesus Montero can’t seem to take care of himself. But despite its status as an amusing spring training evergreen, player weight it a big deal to them and their teams. Adam Kilgore wrote a…
Feb 25, 2014, 8:50 AM EST
Ruben Tejada was supposed to have been up at some complex in Michigan this offseason getting into The Best Shape of His Life or something close to it. Kevin Kernan of the New York Post reports, however, that the Mets aren’t too happy with what they’re seeing: Ruben Tejada still isn’t working out for the…
Feb 3, 2014, 8:46 AM EST
We already heard that Mike Moustakas has lost weight and may be in the Best Shape of His Life. Now we hear that he’s been working on his swing, trying to learn to take the ball the other way. Use that third base/left field side. Good for him! Hope he improves because a productive Mike…
Jan 26, 2014, 11:40 AM EST
As with Prince Fielder, I’m inclined to wait for something more than mere weight loss to declare a Best Shape of His Life. It requires the weight loss along with some declaration — implied or explicit — that superior performance is soon to follow. Or a suggestion that the shape is unprecedented or something. Sure,…
Jan 26, 2014, 10:44 AM EST
It’s premature to call this a Best Shape of His Life report — we need a bit more — but be it known that Prince Fielder is officially on BSOHL watch: He has dropped weight. He has dumped the dreadlocks in favor of a high-and-tight haircut. He will move into the featured No. 3 spot…
Jan 24, 2014, 5:20 PM EST
There’s baseball going on down in Venezuela. And Pablo Sandoval — who is on his second tour of Best Shape of His Life Status — is picking it at third base. Check this out: He’s been rather cagey about how much weight he’s lost, but I cant’ remember seeing the Panda make that kind of…
Jan 15, 2014, 3:00 PM EST
Last night it was reported that Pablo Sandoval had lost 42 pounds. Today Sandoval said that he has not told anyone how much weight he has lost, but that he will do so when he gets to spring training. Kinda doesn’t matter what the numbers are. Get a load of this: This picture is from…
Sep 27, 2013, 11:19 AM EST
It turns out sometimes a ballplayer getting into The Best Shape Of His Life isn’t such a good thing, as Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com writes about Josh Hamilton: Last offseason, he started a natural-juice diet–or “lifestyle change,” as he calls it–and entered at an estimated 227 pounds, roughly 20 pounds lighter than normal. For next…
May 14, 2013, 9:28 AM EST
Every now and again — well, let’s face it, pretty much every day now — I get another email telling me that Vernon Wells — Vernon Bleepin’ Wells — just got another two hits with another homer with another three RBIs and so on. The emails are from Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation executive producer,…
Mar 28, 2013, 10:00 AM EST
Setting aside how old it makes me feel to hear that a team employee read Tom Tango’s “The Book” “while growing up,” these two stories — here and here — from Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post is a fascinating peek into how the Washington Nationals — a team always characterized as “scouting-first” use advanced…
Mar 6, 2013, 9:23 AM EST
SURPRISE, Ariz. — When I was columnist for The Kansas City Star, I would write an annual column where I predicted the Kansas City Royals to win the division. It wasn’t quite an inside joke … and it certainly wasn’t a serious prediction. It was, instead, my best effort to capture a little bit of…
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