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Monday, March 25, 2019

MLB spring training roundup: Cabrera continues torrid spring

Miguel Cabrera continued his resurgent spring Sunday, hitting a two-run homer and two-run double as the Detroit Tigers walloped the Toronto Blue Jays 18-6 in Lakeland, Fla.

Cabrera, who turns 36 on April 18, is coming off an injury-shortened 2018 season in which he hit .299 with only three home runs and 22 RBIs in 38 games. He has only 19 home runs and 82 RBIs in the last two seasons.

But Sunday’s performance now gives the two-time American League MVP five home runs and 15 RBIs this spring, while sporting a .348 batting average and 1.165 OPS.

Here’s hoping that this continues into the regular season- it would be nice to see Cabrera recover after the last two seasons he’s had….

 

QLE Posted: March 25, 2019 at 10:26 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: best shape of his life, miguel cabrera, spring training

Monday, February 25, 2019

Bradfo: Are They Really In The Best Shapes Of Their Lives?

“I’m a machine,” said a smiling (Sam) Travis.

Then there is everyone else.

Brock Holt: “I’m sure I’ve been in better shape, but I’m going to say, ‘Yes, I’m in the best shape of my life,’ because that’s what we’re supposed to say.”

Matt Barnes: “No. We had a month less to train and I went on my honeymoon.”

Ryan Brasier: “I’ve never been in the best shape of my life.”

villageidiom Posted: February 25, 2019 at 04:29 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: best shape of his life, boston, boston red sox, red sox, spring training

Monday, February 18, 2019

Albert Pujols predicts he’ll be everyday player at age 39

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Albert Pujols has a bold if unrealistic prediction for his 2019 season.

“I’m expecting to play 162 games,” the Los Angeles Angels first baseman said Sunday. “One hundred ninety games I’m going to play this year, including spring training.”

A month past his 39th birthday, Pujols is an 18-year big league veteran, 10-time All-Star and three-time MVP.

I haven’t the heart to tell him- do you?

 

QLE Posted: February 18, 2019 at 07:25 AM | 34 comment(s)
  Beats: albert pujols, angels, best shape of his life

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Dodgers’ Cory Seager is running at nearly 100 percent

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — With Corey Seager’s expected return by opening day and the acquisition of right-handed hitting center fielder A.J. Pollock, the Los Angeles Dodgers are not expected to be platooning.

Seager was limited to 26 games last season and did not play after April 29. He had Tommy John surgery on May 4 to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament and had arthroscopic surgery on his left hip on Aug. 7.

“There is a certain narrative on us platooning last year, and I think that was kind of for survival,” manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday during his first spring training availability.

It turns out that, by selling one of the e’s in his name on the black market, that he could regenerate.

QLE Posted: February 13, 2019 at 04:31 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: best shape of his life, corey seager, dodgers, platoon

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Eduardo Rodriguez is in The Best Shape of His Life

We’ve had far fewer BSOHL reports this winter than ever before. Is it because, by now, everyone knows that it’s a cliche that we’ve been mocking for years and years? Or is it because those quotes usually come after interviews that take place after a guy looking to bounce back has signed a deal someplace and . . . no one is signing anyplace?

NO MAN CAN SAY!

But now that players are starting to trickle into spring training camps, expect some more of these bad boys. Like this one, from Alex Cora, speaking of lefty Eduardo Rodriguez

Just once, I’d like to see someone playing baseball who is in the worst shape of their life.

 

QLE Posted: February 12, 2019 at 05:22 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, best shape of his life, eduardo rodriguez

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Healthy Wainwright optimistic heading into season for Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) — At 37, Adam Wainwright remains confident in his ability to still be effective on the mound for the Cardinals.

Wainwright made just eight starts in an injury-plagued 2018 season, giving up 12 earned runs on 22 hits in 22 1-3 innings. He still struck out 25 and walked just four, but it was a frustrating season: He had a hamstring injury and started the season on the disabled list. He came back and made three starts. Then he returned to the 60-day DL with a sore right elbow.

In his rehab outing before returning in September, Wainwright pitched 17 scoreless innings. His best outing was a two-hit, six-inning scoreless outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers in his next-to-last start.

So, how long before the other shoe drops?

QLE Posted: February 09, 2019 at 06:18 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: adam wainwright, best shape of his life

Saturday, February 02, 2019

A’s pitcher Sean Manaea is ‘feeling great’ following shoulder surgery

OAKLAND - When Sean Manaea underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery in Septemeber, the expectation was that he would miss most, if not all, of the 2019 season.

Now, less than five months later, the A’s are optimistic their talented left-hander could return sometime around the All-Star Break.

“I’m feeling great,” Manaea told NBC Sports California. “This time compared to last year is 100 times better than how I felt. The surgery definitely fixed pretty much everything that was going on with my shoulder.”

 

 

QLE Posted: February 02, 2019 at 04:17 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, best shape of his life, sean manaea, shoulder surgery

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Minnesota Twins’ Byron Buxton turns frustration into motivation and muscle

MINNEAPOLIS—Byron Buxton hasn’t forgotten his extended, unexpected stay in the minor leagues last summer.

The inconsistent Twins center fielder is eager to show the experience made him stronger. After an offseason in the weight room, one look is about all it takes.

“People tell you to take that frustration as fuel,” Buxton said. “And that’s something I did, as well, to help me do what I want to do.”

What, no fights on the Internet?

QLE Posted: January 27, 2019 at 08:25 AM | 41 comment(s)
  Beats: best shape of his life, byron buxton, muscle, twins

Friday, January 25, 2019

Cabrera, Fulmer sound optimistic about their health

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera and Michael Fulmer expect to be ready for the start of spring training.

The two Detroit standouts sound pleased with their progress after injuries interrupted the 2018 season. Cabrera played only 38 games before season-ending biceps surgery. Fulmer has dealt with knee issues.

The Tigers are holding their annual winter caravan this week, and both Cabrera and Fulmer were in attendance Thursday. The 35-year-old Cabrera says he’s feeling great and hopes he can stay healthy all season. He’s played more than 130 games just once in the past four years.

 

QLE Posted: January 25, 2019 at 02:14 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: best shape of his life, michael fulmer, miguel cabrera, tigers

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Molina rehabs from knee surgery, plans to play in mid-March

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina plans to begin playing spring training games in mid-March as he recovers from recent knee surgery.

The longtime star had a minor cleanup procedure on his left knee last month.

“Right now, I’m probably 50 percent with my knee,” Molina said Monday at the Cardinals Winter Warm-Up fan event. “I keep working on my rehab down there in Jupiter (Florida). We’re planning to be 100 percent ready.”

 

 

QLE Posted: January 22, 2019 at 07:55 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: best shape of his life, knees, surgery, yadier molina

Monday, January 21, 2019

Cubs 3B Bryant healthy again after last year’s shoulder woes

CHICAGO—If Kris Bryant knows anything about where Bryce Harper is going in free agency, he is staying quiet for the moment.

Bryant does know at least one thing that should delight fans of the Chicago Cubs.

“The shoulder is perfectly healed. Feels great,” Bryant said. “Everything about it feels right back to where I was before.”

Mind you, if pitchers are a sign of anything, your guess is as good as mine how long that will last….

QLE Posted: January 21, 2019 at 11:07 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: best shape of his life, kris bryant

 

 

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