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(Hardball Talk)   Mariners prospect Nick Franklin is on a 6,500 calorie a day diet in effort to get up to 200lbs   (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line 26
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2013-02-18 12:53:13 PM  
6,500 calories a day? Rookie.
 
2013-02-18 01:45:46 PM  
It won't work.  I've been eating that much for years and I'm nowhere near 200 lb.
 
2013-02-18 02:26:32 PM  
Another undersized Mariners prospect with no power? The whole team should just set up shop in an Old Country Buffet
 
2013-02-18 02:28:39 PM  

zerkalo: Another undersized Mariners prospect with no power? The whole team should just set up shop in an Old Country Buffet


They moved the fence in. That'll fix everything, just you watch.
 
2013-02-18 02:43:05 PM  
Didn't we have to do something similar with Gutierrez last year?
 
2013-02-18 02:48:39 PM  
Wanna put on bulk? Squats and milk
 
2013-02-18 03:04:52 PM  
I turn 29 in March and weigh 235 lbs. When I was 16 I weighed 175 lbs. Ideally, I should be about 195. I still have the bat speed and batting eye and have more power than ever. However, I can't field a farking grounder more than 2 feet away from me and can't run to first base without gasping for air. The Marlins sound like they might need me, however.
 
2013-02-18 03:16:57 PM  

SlothB77: Wanna put on bulk? Squats and milkoatz


unless you meant 'gomad' in which case, carry on

/inb4 mcD's $1, 400cal, 23 g brotein
 
2013-02-18 03:25:51 PM  
This doesn't sound like such a hot idea.  Franklin showed very good power in the low minors a couple of years ago and while that didn't translate to the high minors last year, that was partly because he was recovering from an injury.  Even then, 11 homers and 32 doubles in less than 500 appearances between AA and AAA at age 21 is just fine.  He's still very young and scouts are still projecting that he can grow into a 20-homer guy eventually, which is great if he can stick at shortstop.  That's why mlb.com rates him as a top-30 prospect.  If he becomes muscle-bound it will affect his swing and also, presumably, his ability to play shortstop.  Let nature take its course, Nick.
 
2013-02-18 04:04:21 PM  
what do they do here?  lots of fast food and candy?

how many of these  http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0744/  can they eat?
 
2013-02-18 04:53:08 PM  

The Bestest: zerkalo: Another undersized Mariners prospect with no power? The whole team should just set up shop in an Old Country Buffet

They moved the fence in. That'll fix everything, just you watch.


I had to listen to a lot of people complaining that the fences were too deep. Yes, they were too deep for a baseball team full of shiatty, no power hitters.

Maybe go to softball dimensions. Surely Smoak can hit it 285', right?
 
2013-02-18 05:09:46 PM  
His next position will be heart stop.
 
2013-02-18 05:20:29 PM  

funktilious_j: The Bestest: zerkalo: Another undersized Mariners prospect with no power? The whole team should just set up shop in an Old Country Buffet

They moved the fence in. That'll fix everything, just you watch.

I had to listen to a lot of people complaining that the fences were too deep. Yes, they were too deep for a baseball team full of shiatty, no power hitters.

Maybe go to softball dimensions. Surely Smoak can hit it 285', right?


Well, yeah, but NEW TEEVEE SCREEN!!!!!!
 
2013-02-18 06:54:50 PM  
Interesting to see if it works.  An interesting side-note to debates about obesity treatment is that medical science barely has much handle on this 'problem', either.  Back in the 70s, some researchers did some studies with normal-weight prisoners in Vermont (not something you could get by a review board today).  They deliberately overfed them. They chose prisoners because they could fully monitor their eating and exercise.

Some of them gained weight according to the standard dieters' model, at least for the first twenty pounds or so.  Some, though, were quite literally eating 10,000 calories a day and unable to get more than 12-15 pounds over their base weight.  All went back to their pre-experiment weight very rapidly after the study.

Of course, this was pre-HFCS.  And pre- whatever magic juice they're injecting into baseball players today.
 
2013-02-18 06:56:26 PM  
A shortstop wants to play with an extra 35 pounds? Is this like the baseball version of Homer Simpson intentionally gaining weight to go on disability?
 
2013-02-18 08:27:22 PM  
So...it's the Matt Stairs Maneuver?
 
2013-02-18 10:10:24 PM  
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"6500 calories a day?  Your prospect's going to make it to 200 lbs, Mr. Ryan.  He's going to die within sight of it."
 
2013-02-18 10:51:37 PM  

The Bestest: zerkalo: Another undersized Mariners prospect with no power? The whole team should just set up shop in an Old Country Buffet

They moved the fence in. That'll fix everything, just you watch.


Wow. Because when the offense can't score runs, the best thing to do is make life harder on your overworked pitching staff. I'm glad I'm not a fan of the team, because that is not going to end well.
 
2013-02-18 11:20:55 PM  

D-O-single_G: The Bestest: zerkalo: Another undersized Mariners prospect with no power? The whole team should just set up shop in an Old Country Buffet

They moved the fence in. That'll fix everything, just you watch.

Wow. Because when the offense can't score runs, the best thing to do is make life harder on your overworked pitching staff. I'm glad I'm not a fan of the team, because that is not going to end well.


It's a very modest move.  It still projects to be a pitcher's park, just not as extreme as it has been.  The place has been scaring free agent hitters away ever since Adrian Beltre spread the word that the stadium ruined his career.  (By the same token, it's been an attractive place for free agent pitchers, but if the cost of the move is not making extreme flyball pitchers like Jarrod Washburn want to sign there, I'm okay with that, particularly if they need to have a trio of Gold Glove outfielders out there to prevent doubles into the gaps.)  Now it figures to be only, say, the fifth-worst park for hitters, no longer the first by a wide margin.  You're making it sound like they're turning it into Coors Field or something.
 
2013-02-18 11:34:02 PM  

Super Chronic: D-O-single_G: The Bestest: zerkalo: Another undersized Mariners prospect with no power? The whole team should just set up shop in an Old Country Buffet

They moved the fence in. That'll fix everything, just you watch.

Wow. Because when the offense can't score runs, the best thing to do is make life harder on your overworked pitching staff. I'm glad I'm not a fan of the team, because that is not going to end well.

It's a very modest move.  It still projects to be a pitcher's park, just not as extreme as it has been.  The place has been scaring free agent hitters away ever since Adrian Beltre spread the word that the stadium ruined his career.  (By the same token, it's been an attractive place for free agent pitchers, but if the cost of the move is not making extreme flyball pitchers like Jarrod Washburn want to sign there, I'm okay with that, particularly if they need to have a trio of Gold Glove outfielders out there to prevent doubles into the gaps.)  Now it figures to be only, say, the fifth-worst park for hitters, no longer the first by a wide margin.  You're making it sound like they're turning it into Coors Field or something.


Oddly enough, Coors Field is HUGE.
 
2013-02-19 12:20:35 AM  

Dafatone: Super Chronic: D-O-single_G: The Bestest: zerkalo: Another undersized Mariners prospect with no power? The whole team should just set up shop in an Old Country Buffet

They moved the fence in. That'll fix everything, just you watch.

Wow. Because when the offense can't score runs, the best thing to do is make life harder on your overworked pitching staff. I'm glad I'm not a fan of the team, because that is not going to end well.

It's a very modest move.  It still projects to be a pitcher's park, just not as extreme as it has been.  The place has been scaring free agent hitters away ever since Adrian Beltre spread the word that the stadium ruined his career.  (By the same token, it's been an attractive place for free agent pitchers, but if the cost of the move is not making extreme flyball pitchers like Jarrod Washburn want to sign there, I'm okay with that, particularly if they need to have a trio of Gold Glove outfielders out there to prevent doubles into the gaps.)  Now it figures to be only, say, the fifth-worst park for hitters, no longer the first by a wide margin.  You're making it sound like they're turning it into Coors Field or something.

Oddly enough, Coors Field is HUGE.


CSB time:

I'm probably the only person who remembers this, but during the '07 World Series, Joe Buck claimed that you put Fenway Park & Coors Field on top of each other, such that the two home plates lined up, Fenway Park's fences would fit entirely inside of Coors'.

This is despite the fact that the triangle in Fenway is 420 to (more or less) straight center, yet the furthest wall in Coors is 415 to straight center. Fenway's a bit deeper in right, as well.

Anyway, my friends and I made fun of that for the rest of the series. After the Sox won, I got the DVD set, loaded up that game....and they actually cut it out of the DVD.

In conclusion, I don't really have a point. But you just reminded me of that.
 
2013-02-19 01:33:28 AM  

FloydA: It won't work.  I've been eating that much for years and I'm nowhere near 200 lb.


Yup, 740 pounds is nowhere near 200 pounds at all.
 
2013-02-19 11:52:33 AM  

divgradcurl: SlothB77: Wanna put on bulk? Squats and milkoatz

unless you meant 'gomad' in which case, carry on

/inb4 mcD's $1, 400cal, 23 g brotein



Winter bulks are fun...just starting my cut after three months of indulging.  4 pounds down, 16 to go.

Squats are king.
 
2013-02-19 11:59:03 AM  

SpaceBison: FloydA: It won't work.  I've been eating that much for years and I'm nowhere near 200 lb.

Yup, 740 pounds is nowhere near 200 pounds at all.


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2013-02-19 12:00:56 PM  

Dafatone: Super Chronic: D-O-single_G: The Bestest: zerkalo: Another undersized Mariners prospect with no power? The whole team should just set up shop in an Old Country Buffet

They moved the fence in. That'll fix everything, just you watch.

Wow. Because when the offense can't score runs, the best thing to do is make life harder on your overworked pitching staff. I'm glad I'm not a fan of the team, because that is not going to end well.

It's a very modest move.  It still projects to be a pitcher's park, just not as extreme as it has been.  The place has been scaring free agent hitters away ever since Adrian Beltre spread the word that the stadium ruined his career.  (By the same token, it's been an attractive place for free agent pitchers, but if the cost of the move is not making extreme flyball pitchers like Jarrod Washburn want to sign there, I'm okay with that, particularly if they need to have a trio of Gold Glove outfielders out there to prevent doubles into the gaps.)  Now it figures to be only, say, the fifth-worst park for hitters, no longer the first by a wide margin.  You're making it sound like they're turning it into Coors Field or something.

Oddly enough, Coors Field is HUGE.


I meant in terms of strain on pitchers, flyball pitchers in particular.
 
2013-02-19 12:46:07 PM  

Super Chronic: Dafatone: Super Chronic: D-O-single_G: The Bestest: zerkalo: Another undersized Mariners prospect with no power? The whole team should just set up shop in an Old Country Buffet

They moved the fence in. That'll fix everything, just you watch.

Wow. Because when the offense can't score runs, the best thing to do is make life harder on your overworked pitching staff. I'm glad I'm not a fan of the team, because that is not going to end well.

It's a very modest move.  It still projects to be a pitcher's park, just not as extreme as it has been.  The place has been scaring free agent hitters away ever since Adrian Beltre spread the word that the stadium ruined his career.  (By the same token, it's been an attractive place for free agent pitchers, but if the cost of the move is not making extreme flyball pitchers like Jarrod Washburn want to sign there, I'm okay with that, particularly if they need to have a trio of Gold Glove outfielders out there to prevent doubles into the gaps.)  Now it figures to be only, say, the fifth-worst park for hitters, no longer the first by a wide margin.  You're making it sound like they're turning it into Coors Field or something.

Oddly enough, Coors Field is HUGE.

I meant in terms of strain on pitchers, flyball pitchers in particular.


Of course, it's just a funny thing that I think people don't quite realize unless they see Coors first-hand.
 
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