Weight-y issues

Much of the talk at this year’s fanfest was on weight, or the lack thereof.

It seems Pablo put on some pounds during his latest trip back home, not much to be concerned off, but enough that Bochy came out and told the press that the Panda has to lose weight. This is likely going to be a pattern for Sandoval through the rest of his career, and as long as he’s able to make plays by opening day, does it really matter that much? Pablo is a natural talent, and he plays like a guy half his size. It could become an issue once he nears 30, but there’s also a pretty good chance he won’t even be on the team come that time.

Meanwhile, both Lincecum and Wilson are coming in lighter. For Timmy, it was the result of ending his weight-gain experiment. One of the beat writers mentioned that towards the end of last year, Timmy started to feel the extra weight in his ankles and feet. The Beard decided to lose some of his bulk after battling lingering muscle injuries throughout the season.

Probably a good call for both pitchers, and a possible tie-in to the discussion we were having here last week as far as pitchers moving away from the weight room and taking a closer look at their flexibility and mechanics rather than how big their biceps are. We’ll have to wait and see how Wilson throws, but I’m pretty confident that a gym rat like him would make sure he’d still have his fastball before adjusting his regimen.

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7 Responses to Weight-y issues

  1. xoot says:

    Pablo needs to be as lean as possible. This ballooning up and down just won’t work. I’m amazed these pros don’t bear down. Huff got in shape for 2010 because suddenly he was playing for a contender, in the NL, where he’d have to play defense all game long. Then he let his conditioning slide after the season. Sounds to me as if Pablo’s gone a ways down the same road this winter. He’s young. He can get in shape now for opening day. But, man — you would think he’d be disciplined enough to show up for fanfest without a gut his manager had to answer questions about.

  2. mailorderwife says:

    I am excited for baseball season! As such, I did my civic duty as a Giants fan!!!

    I was driving down the freeway and noticed a big bus coasting down the middle lane. As I passed the bus in the adjacent lane, I noticed the big logo LOS ANGELES DODGERS TRAVELING CARAVAN emblazoned on the side of the bus, all in team colors. I stayed next to the bus, rolled down the windows and gave it the lady-like one-fingered salute.

    BRING ON BASEBALL!

    • unca_chuck says:

      Boo-yaaaa!!! I did the same thing to the end-of-the-world clown driving down I-5 going 50 in the fast lane in his Winnebago 2 weeks before whatever the hell his end date was. I was tempted to let him meet his maker ahead of schedule.

      It’s February. Bochy said Pablo looked ‘better’ than when he’d seen him 3 weeks earlier. If it was March 31st, I;d be worried about Pablo. Yeah, ideally, he’d be 210 and stay there, but I don’t think it’s gonna work out like that.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    I’m unclear as to what’s up with BW. His elbow problems are a big concern seeing as he’s already been through TJ surgery.

    • JDR says:

      That damn oblique strain messed him up, I think. That’s the sort of thing that for a ballplayer could nag at you all season, and if he had to change his motion or weight distribution to compensate for it he could easily hurt his arm.

      Hopefully the team is being overcautious about it to make sure he heals up properly. Wilson doesn’t strike me as the type of guy who strictly adheres to R&R orders, so maybe this is there way of forcing him to rest it.

      • Chico says:

        I was thinking the same thing JDR. I thought I saw him grimacing a few times after his follow through. Also, I remember someone (in the Giants organization) saying that Wilson was a hard guy to get a straight answer out of regarding his injury. Sometimes too much pride is a bad thing. Hoping for the best for B-Wil.

  4. Chico says:

    Pablo was quick at Third last year making plays left and right, I can only attribute that to his off season work outs and his weight loss. Lets hope he’s on a treadmill right now.

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