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February 10, 2007
BASEBALL: The Diet Squad

Rototimes looks at who is coming in to camp slimmer.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:44 AM | Baseball 2007 | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

The weight thing could cut both ways. If a pitcher had success at the higher weight losing a lot could affect his pitching motion. However, for the guys with a history of injuries maybe losing the weight will equal less stress on their body and less problems. Also, the guy should have included heights. 217 pounds is a lot at 5'11" but not at 6'5".

Posted by: largebill at February 10, 2007 9:48 AM

They say Dempster weighed 215 pounds last year?!? Yeah, right.

To paraphrase Bill James, makes you wonder what he'd have weighed if he put the other foot on the scale.

Posted by: Mike at February 10, 2007 11:15 AM

Wow, a lot of large weight losses on that list. I hope those guys are getting medical supervision when they're dumping 30-40 pounds over just a few months like that.

Posted by: Dwilkers at February 10, 2007 11:22 AM

I hope he does a follow up column on who came to camp out of shape before they end up on my roto roster.

Posted by: WD at February 12, 2007 8:42 AM
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