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 agree. A friend of mine was talking to me about this recently. SS's used to be really light hitters while the C's were big guys that could hit for power. Nowadays, more SS's are power guys and C's are smaller. Catchers aren't big lunks like they used to be. Tony Pena comes to mind as a nimble little guy who caught and did pretty well. Santiago wasn't very big either until you-know-what started on him (not just old age if you get my drift
I think it's great that he's losing weight. It will help him with his defense, and I doubt it will affect power that much. If you know how to hit the ball right and have good snap off the bat (a'la Nomar), you don't need to hit with a super swing like Sheffield does. I think Rodriguez has that type of ability.
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