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2012-03-09 08:34:01 AM
FTA, regarding Mark Reynolds: Reynolds is one of at least 10 Orioles who have made substantial strides in conditioning in working with Brady Anderson, who was named a special assistant to executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette this winter.

Brady Anderson, Brady Anderson... oh THAT Brady Anderson?

Hmmm.
 
2012-03-09 08:38:12 AM

steveGswine: Brady Anderson, Brady Anderson... oh THAT Brady Anderson?


it means he gets results you stupid chief!
 
2012-03-09 08:42:23 AM
Pablo Sandoval gained 25 pounds? That can't be good.
 
2012-03-09 09:03:01 AM
Came to see Inge and Cabrera. I'm actually kind of surprised Fielder wasn't on there - but then I haven't followed his weight issues so maybe he hasn't gained anything significant this year.
 
2012-03-09 09:08:15 AM

ChrisDe: Pablo Sandoval gained 25 pounds? That can't be good.


i know. isnt he the guy that falls rounding the bases looking at some cake?
 
2012-03-09 09:08:50 AM

steveGswine: FTA, regarding Mark Reynolds: Reynolds is one of at least 10 Orioles who have made substantial strides in conditioning in working with Brady Anderson, who was named a special assistant to executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette this winter.

Brady Anderson, Brady Anderson... oh THAT Brady Anderson?

Hmmm.


Yeah, but anything that can possibly make Mark Reynolds a better fielding third baseman, and possibly strike out a little less, is ok with this long suffering O's fan.

Plus, my wife loves him.
 
2012-03-09 09:08:50 AM
Lincecum was 197 pounds last year?
 
2012-03-09 09:14:10 AM
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2012-03-09 09:17:04 AM
Ortiz was the best... basically: I can't eat chicken and beer. Sorry Beckett.
 
2012-03-09 09:37:38 AM
Jenks had a close call with the Grim Reaper thanks to a spinal procedure gone bad - That'll get the fat off quick.
 
2012-03-09 09:40:31 AM
They're missing Shin-Soo Choo of the Indians, who lost 20 pounds tossing grenades. Link (new window)
 
2012-03-09 09:41:42 AM

ChrisDe: Pablo Sandoval gained 25 pounds? That can't be good.


Seriously. If there's one guy that doesn't need to put on any weight(well, there are two, really, including Prince), it's Sandoval. He played so much better after losing a bunch of it and now he's going to other way. That said, it's really goddamned hard to maintain when you have weight issues because you can really pack on all that weight in just a few months of saying whatever I'll start exercising next week.
 
2012-03-09 09:42:33 AM
Nice to see that Sabathia and Pineda are well-ready for their pro wrestling careers!
 
2012-03-09 09:44:48 AM
Omnivorous: They're missing Shin-Soo Choo of the Indians, who lost 20 pounds tossing grenades. Link (new window)

Meh. If he really wanted to go on a weight loss program, he'd have defected to Best Korea.
 
2012-03-09 10:15:35 AM

ChrisDe: Pablo Sandoval gained 25 pounds? That can't be good.


Thats what I was going to say, isnt he like 5'8-9"? He looked like a farking bowling pin out there most of the time, I guess he decided to just look like the bowling ball completely.
 
2012-03-09 10:41:38 AM
How did Carlos Lee not make the list? That guy has never turned down a cheeseburger in his life.
 
2012-03-09 10:53:59 AM
Miguel Cabrera at 240lb last year?

Right, and monkeys might fly out of his butt too.
 
2012-03-09 11:04:25 AM

Broktun: Miguel Cabrera at 240lb last year?

Right, and monkeys might fly out of his butt too.


Either way, my guess is you'd kill to have him on your team.
 
2012-03-09 11:15:41 AM

farbekrieg: steveGswine: Brady Anderson, Brady Anderson... oh THAT Brady Anderson?

it means he gets results you stupid chief!


I'm just sayin', double blood testing for the Orioles this year.
 
2012-03-09 11:22:34 AM

kukukupo: Came to see Inge and Cabrera. I'm actually kind of surprised Fielder wasn't on there - but then I haven't followed his weight issues so maybe he hasn't gained anything significant this year.


As a Brewers fan, I remember how every year he was "in the best shape of his life" and was "leaner than ever", but somehow he always looked fatter.
 
2012-03-09 11:25:38 AM

you have pee hands: Lincecum was 197 pounds last year?


He's gonna have trouble with windy games.
 
2012-03-09 11:26:19 AM
After reading the article, I strongly suspect the guys who somehow gained 15 lb of solid muscle are lying (or juicing). Gaining 15 lb of muscle in 3-4 months is pretty much impossible* unless you're a teenager on a growth spurt.


* naturally, that is
 
2012-03-09 11:50:14 AM

machoprogrammer: After reading the article, I strongly suspect the guys who somehow gained 15 lb of solid muscle are lying (or juicing). Gaining 15 lb of muscle in 3-4 months is pretty much impossible* unless you're a teenager on a growth spurt.


* naturally, that is


I know! Seriously! How much did Joe freaking Mauer gain?
 
2012-03-09 11:57:42 AM

CatfoodSpork: machoprogrammer: After reading the article, I strongly suspect the guys who somehow gained 15 lb of solid muscle are lying (or juicing). Gaining 15 lb of muscle in 3-4 months is pretty much impossible* unless you're a teenager on a growth spurt.


* naturally, that is

I know! Seriously! How much did Joe freaking Mauer gain?


Not sure if you're being sarcastic or not, but with 30 lbs gained, I am pretty sure his workout regime was eating cheeseburgers.
 
2012-03-09 12:09:12 PM
machoprogrammer:



Cheeseburgers topped with HGH.
 
2012-03-09 12:15:35 PM
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No mention of Carlos Lee?
 
2012-03-09 12:48:35 PM

meanmutton: Broktun: Miguel Cabrera at 240lb last year?

Right, and monkeys might fly out of his butt too.

Either way, my guess is you'd kill to have him on your team.


Good God yes.

Just have to hire him a handler to keep him away from the food (and booze) at Fells Point.

/ Eat Bertha's Muscles
 
2012-03-09 12:52:11 PM

machoprogrammer: After reading the article, I strongly suspect the guys who somehow gained 15 lb of solid muscle are lying (or juicing). Gaining 15 lb of muscle in 3-4 months is pretty much impossible* unless you're a teenager on a growth spurt.


What's a reasonable weight gain for someone under the fairly optimal conditions an offseason professional athlete can choose? (Assume full-day availability with no other responsibilities, personal chef/nutritionist/masseuse/etc., any equipment they want, etc.) Where the limit for just "Well played, Mauer."?
 
2012-03-09 01:06:05 PM

Broktun: meanmutton: Broktun: Miguel Cabrera at 240lb last year?

Right, and monkeys might fly out of his butt too.

Either way, my guess is you'd kill to have him on your team.

Good God yes.

Just have to hire him a handler to keep him away from the food (and booze) at Fells Point.

/ Eat Bertha's Muscles


The Tigers have a "dry" clubhouse because of his past issues.
 
2012-03-09 01:09:12 PM

chimp_ninja: machoprogrammer: After reading the article, I strongly suspect the guys who somehow gained 15 lb of solid muscle are lying (or juicing). Gaining 15 lb of muscle in 3-4 months is pretty much impossible* unless you're a teenager on a growth spurt.

What's a reasonable weight gain for someone under the fairly optimal conditions an offseason professional athlete can choose? (Assume full-day availability with no other responsibilities, personal chef/nutritionist/masseuse/etc., any equipment they want, etc.) Where the limit for just "Well played, Mauer."?


Anything more than 2 pounds a month would make me suspicious. Although, I'm pretty sure they don't test during the off season so you could do an 8 week cycle of steroids and HGH, gain a bunch of muscle, and then still have plenty of time for your body to get rid of everything.
 
2012-03-09 01:15:07 PM

chimp_ninja: machoprogrammer: After reading the article, I strongly suspect the guys who somehow gained 15 lb of solid muscle are lying (or juicing). Gaining 15 lb of muscle in 3-4 months is pretty much impossible* unless you're a teenager on a growth spurt.

What's a reasonable weight gain for someone under the fairly optimal conditions an offseason professional athlete can choose? (Assume full-day availability with no other responsibilities, personal chef/nutritionist/masseuse/etc., any equipment they want, etc.) Where the limit for just "Well played, Mauer."?


Well, when you first start out weightlifting, it is quite a bit (20-30 lb a year isn't unheard of in this case). But assuming these guys have been lifting weights at least moderately throughout there career, it is probably about 1 lb a month, 2 if they have really, really, really good genetics. Mauer is 6'5 or so, so he is probably one of the lucky genetic people that can go 2 lb a month, but that would still only be about 8-10 lb of muscle.

Even when you hear people say "they just work really hard!", it isn't that simple. There is a genetic limit to how fast it can go, and often times, working harder is actually bad since one needs good rest to gain muscle.

I am not saying they are juicing, but just saying they probably added a lot of fat as well. You hear about guys "adding 10 lb of muscle in 2 months", but of that 10 lb, 5 lb or more is fat.

Really good link on it. And a nice calculator. With this calculator, giving him awesome genetics, lifting 5-10 years and perfect nutrition, it says 9.9 lb/year.
 
2012-03-09 01:19:08 PM
"Morneau was so determined to come back healthier this year that he changed his diet after discovering his body doesn't handle gluten well."

He probably just forgot to eat over the winter after his 58th concussion.

"Mauer wouldn't confirm reports that he's gained 30 pounds this winter, but he said, 'I'm at my playing weight right now, and I'm actually trying to gain a little bit more before spring [training] hits because it comes off pretty quickly.'"

Your playing weight? It's hard to play from the disabled list, Joe.
 
2012-03-09 01:44:23 PM

machoprogrammer: chimp_ninja: machoprogrammer: After reading the article, I strongly suspect the guys who somehow gained 15 lb of solid muscle are lying (or juicing). Gaining 15 lb of muscle in 3-4 months is pretty much impossible* unless you're a teenager on a growth spurt.

What's a reasonable weight gain for someone under the fairly optimal conditions an offseason professional athlete can choose? (Assume full-day availability with no other responsibilities, personal chef/nutritionist/masseuse/etc., any equipment they want, etc.) Where the limit for just "Well played, Mauer."?

Well, when you first start out weightlifting, it is quite a bit (20-30 lb a year isn't unheard of in this case). But assuming these guys have been lifting weights at least moderately throughout there career, it is probably about 1 lb a month, 2 if they have really, really, really good genetics. Mauer is 6'5 or so, so he is probably one of the lucky genetic people that can go 2 lb a month, but that would still only be about 8-10 lb of muscle.

Even when you hear people say "they just work really hard!", it isn't that simple. There is a genetic limit to how fast it can go, and often times, working harder is actually bad since one needs good rest to gain muscle.

I am not saying they are juicing, but just saying they probably added a lot of fat as well. You hear about guys "adding 10 lb of muscle in 2 months", but of that 10 lb, 5 lb or more is fat.

Really good link on it. And a nice calculator. With this calculator, giving him awesome genetics, lifting 5-10 years and perfect nutrition, it says 9.9 lb/year.


thats a good artical. ive been working out over 10yrs, im 39 and never EVER used steriods. as i tell my sons and others at the gym its genetics. but according to some of his calcs tho it would show i used steriods, lol. why, cause i do have stretch marks between my pecs and shoulders? haha.. i also used to weigh 245 and was huge but i lost 40 lbs last year. but i always had stretch marks since i was a kid due to growth spurts. i also tend to blow up really quick when im off for a while and start back working out again. i just simply watch what i eat, take alot of protein, change my exercises regualrly(every 3 weeks for muscle confussion). i take it serious when i work out. so my gains show quicker then those who do the samething day in and day out and still eat like crap and wonder why they are not getting bigger.
 
2012-03-09 02:02:16 PM

uber humper: He's gonna have trouble with windy games.


I'm thinking the other way. He's a skinny 5'10, 5'11. I would have thought he was more like 165.
 
2012-03-09 02:14:12 PM

Freakin Rican: thats a good artical. ive been working out over 10yrs, im 39 and never EVER used steriods. as i tell my sons and others at the gym its genetics. but according to some of his calcs tho it would show i used steriods, lol. why, cause i do have stretch marks between my pecs and shoulders? haha.. i also used to weigh 245 and was huge but i lost 40 lbs last year. but i always had stretch marks since i was a kid due to growth spurts. i also tend to blow up really quick when im off for a while and start back working out again. i just simply watch what i eat, take alot of protein, change my exercises regualrly(every 3 weeks for muscle confussion). i take it serious when i work out. so my gains show quicker then those who do the samething day in and day out and still eat like crap and wonder why they are not getting bigger.


Well the calculator is definitely not flawless. Although if his calcs are off, it could be that your BF % is off as well. A lot of people underestimate their BF%.

His "signs of steroids" are also not a tell-all, as like you said, you can get stretch marks without steroids, some people sweat like a mofo without steroids (that would be me), and some people have terrible acne without steroids.
 
2012-03-09 02:15:30 PM
Sabathia is so big his weight loss can be attributed to taking a large dump one day. He shouldnt even be on this list as one sandwich and one beer he will be over 300 again.

How the f**** does Brady Anderson get to be near a MLB clubhouse without admitting he juiced his ass off? He and Luis Gonzo are the poster boys of HGH and Anadrol.

Damn.
 
2012-03-09 02:31:57 PM

machoprogrammer: Freakin Rican: thats a good artical. ive been working out over 10yrs, im 39 and never EVER used steriods. as i tell my sons and others at the gym its genetics. but according to some of his calcs tho it would show i used steriods, lol. why, cause i do have stretch marks between my pecs and shoulders? haha.. i also used to weigh 245 and was huge but i lost 40 lbs last year. but i always had stretch marks since i was a kid due to growth spurts. i also tend to blow up really quick when im off for a while and start back working out again. i just simply watch what i eat, take alot of protein, change my exercises regualrly(every 3 weeks for muscle confussion). i take it serious when i work out. so my gains show quicker then those who do the samething day in and day out and still eat like crap and wonder why they are not getting bigger.

Well the calculator is definitely not flawless. Although if his calcs are off, it could be that your BF % is off as well. A lot of people underestimate their BF%.

His "signs of steroids" are also not a tell-all, as like you said, you can get stretch marks without steroids, some people sweat like a mofo without steroids (that would be me), and some people have terrible acne without steroids.


omg the sweating part me as well. i sweat no matter what. and i can get acne a pimple here and there like everyone else. but i do for some reason get big really quickly.
 
2012-03-09 02:41:46 PM

torr5962: How the f**** does Brady Anderson get to be near a MLB clubhouse without admitting he juiced his ass off? He and Luis Gonzo are the poster boys of HGH and Anadrol.


What, you mean it isn't common to have one random year where your line goes from .262/.371/.444 to .297/.396/.637 and hit almost as many homers as the rest of your career combined?
 
2012-03-09 07:52:27 PM

Droog8912: torr5962: How the f**** does Brady Anderson get to be near a MLB clubhouse without admitting he juiced his ass off? He and Luis Gonzo are the poster boys of HGH and Anadrol.

What, you mean it isn't common to have one random year where your line goes from .262/.371/.444 to .297/.396/.637 and hit almost as many homers as the rest of your career combined?


Probably the 'roids. But flukes do happen-- look at Davey Johnson, 1973.

First ~1000 games of his career: .259/.330/.378, 66 HR. About 9 per year.
1973, age 30: .270/.370/.546 with 43 HR. Not bad for an early 1970s middle infielder. 43 HR is still the single-season record for a 2B.
Rest of career: One mediocre season, then a little part-time work on his way to retirement.
 
2012-03-09 11:48:13 PM

chimp_ninja: Probably the 'roids. But flukes do happen-- look at Davey Johnson, 1973.


Yeah that has more to do with the lineup than him, he was a decent player but in a bad lineup, he had to get pitches with Aaron behind him so it worked out well for him.
 
2012-03-10 12:20:55 AM
I find it funny that Pineda has put on so much weight. I guess with Colon gone, the Yankees have to maintain their staff minimum weight.
The REAL question is what kind of shape Joba comes back in.
 
2012-03-10 04:12:29 AM

The Bestest: I guess with Colon gone, the Yankees have to maintain their staff minimum weight.


*snerk*
 
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