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Postby MotorCityKitties » Wed May 30, 2007 8:30 pm

I just switched over to WGN for a moment and saw Miguel Cabrera's HR. It was impressive, but I could not help but notice that he looks MUCH heavier than last year. I'm not talking about the performing enhancing kind of heavy, he just looks fat. He's listed at 210 on Yahoo, but there is no way that is even close.
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Postby Yoda » Wed May 30, 2007 8:31 pm

He is way over 210... He's on a diet with Prince.
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Postby Diggs » Wed May 30, 2007 8:32 pm

He's just a huge guy. People forget he was only a 19yr old kid when he busted on the scene. Think of yourself from 19 to 24.

And yes, while he does have some "chubb" to him if you want to call it that; he is mostly all muscle and just a beast of a hitter.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Wed May 30, 2007 8:34 pm

i doubt hes mostly all muscle. he looks fat and out of shape when the marlins were in town here.
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Postby thedude » Wed May 30, 2007 8:34 pm

M-Cab talked about this a couple weeks ago. Apprently the Marlins' brass has come to him and told him to slim down. Right now he weighs 250 pounds! 8-o
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Postby roninmedia » Wed May 30, 2007 8:37 pm

thedude wrote:M-Cab talked about this a couple weeks ago. Apprently the Marlins' brass has come to him and told him to slim down. Right now he weighs 250 pounds! 8-o


Wow, he weighs 20 lbs more than Ortiz. :-D

I do think he should slim down or else he's going to be a liability at the hot corner in the next few years.
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Postby thedude » Wed May 30, 2007 8:39 pm

Okay i found the article in a florida paper.

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By Juan C. Rodriguez
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted May 16 2007

PITTSBURGH · Fair or not, just about any fan criticism of the Marlins these days includes Miguel Cabrera's physique among the root problems.

Cabrera is in a slump? Someone will say it's because he's fat. He made an error at third? Check out how heavy he looks. The Marlins are struggling? Look no further than the scale to figure out why.



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Afforded the chance to address the issue before Tuesday's game, Cabrera acknowledged he has been trying to slim down.

He said he's at 250 and hopes to trim at least 10 additional pounds. The Marlins have spoken with him, but no one in the organization is interested in addressing the matter publicly, considering how sensitive Cabrera is about it.

Plus, it's difficult to slam your best player when he has hit well over .300 most of the season.

"Up to now it hasn't affected me," Cabrera said. "[The Marlins] always tell me, but I have to take things easy."

What has affected Cabrera is the 0-for-15 skid he brought into Tuesday's game. Manager Fredi Gonzalez gave him Wednesday off after noticing signs of frustration during Monday's 0-for-4, three-strikeout performance. Cabrera swung at a bad 3-0 pitch and grounded out during one at-bat. In his final turn, he spiked his helmet after Matt Capps struck him out.

"We're benching him for the rest of the season," Gonzalez joked. "He's going to manage today. I'm going to sit and watch him manage."

Cabrera didn't make any pitching changes, but he did take out the lineup card.

"It's a good break for him," Gonzalez said. "You have to do that. I may do that with a couple of other guys here in the next three or four days. ... I just saw a frustration I hadn't seen before. When good hitters get frustrated and are getting themselves out, you need to give them a little breather."

With Cabrera out of the starting lineup, Gonzalez had Alfredo Amezaga lead off and Hanley Ramirez bat third for the second time this season. Tuesday marked the first time a healthy Cabrera did not start. He missed two games last month with an oblique strain.
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Postby Danger » Wed May 30, 2007 8:41 pm

Yah he did balloon up over the summer. I was shocked to compare his Yahoo profile picture to his body :-b
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Postby Yoda » Wed May 30, 2007 8:41 pm

The problem is, he is going to hurt himself playing the field. 3B is especially tough since he is bent over most of the time. He's going to have back issues pretty soon unless he trims up.
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Postby cannonarm21 » Wed May 30, 2007 8:42 pm

Yoda wrote:He is way over 210... He's on a diet with Prince.


Prince is solid. He is not really all that fat.
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