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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:02 pm

Pudge slims down even more

Update: Rodriguez, who reported to spring training this year at 193 pounds, is down to 185 pounds, the Detroit News reports.

Recommendation: Rodriguez weighed 215 last spring and ended the season at 209 pounds. Pudge, which is no longer an accurate moniker for Rodriguez, is hitting .340 this spring so it seems the weight loss hasn't affected his swing.
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Postby RAmst23 » Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:19 pm

Does this absolutely worry anyone else? Is I Rod going to be able to play a whole season at this weight? Esecially catcher? Honestly, losing roughly 30 lbs has to affect how he's going to play and his endurance. Pudge needs to rediscover Burger King, and fast.
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Postby Payne Dailey » Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:26 pm

RAmst23 wrote: Pudge needs to rediscover Burger King, and fast.


I'm not positive all that was from a few less whoppers...
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Postby kentx12 » Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:08 pm

He might have gone with the Jason Giambi diet.. :-D
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:08 pm

Carrying all that extra weight can't be a good thing on a Catcher's knees, especially at his age. Now I don't know how much weight lost for Rodriguez is too much, but it's not necessarily a bad thing assuming some of the weight loss is due to an alternative (or less strict) conditioning program. I am not suggesting anything shady about Pudge, unlike the previous posters guilty until proven innocent mentality, just saying that being bulked up doesn't necessarily mean less durability, it may or may not actually make him more durable.
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Postby LBJackal » Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:59 pm

Why is being fat a good thing? All else equal his owners should be happy he lost weight. The reason that he lost weight should worry them though.
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Postby Pacman » Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:07 pm

LBJackal wrote:Why is being fat a good thing? All else equal his owners should be happy he lost weight. The reason that he lost weight should worry them though.


I just took I-Rod in my live offline draft yesterday. One of my smart-a$$ rivals made a comment as soon as I made the pick that I-Rod was gonna pull a Giambi this year.

Your rational words just made me feel a lot better about the pick, Jackal. ;-D
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Postby Payne Dailey » Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:13 pm

mcqfesijiba wrote: unlike the previous posters guilty until proven innocent mentality


It's called speculation, in case you didn't know.

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Postby Iconoclastic » Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:30 pm

Jason Kendall has played years without being heavy.
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Postby RugbyD » Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:52 pm

Iconoclastic wrote:Jason Kendall has played years without being heavy.


he also doesn't worry about hitting for power.
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