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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Dominic Smith is in the best shape of his life

You think you’ve ingested (or written, in my case) enough spring-training “Best shape of my life” stories to last several lifetimes. That you’d rather see Tony Clark and Rob Manfred exchange nonsensical statements about the dormant free-agent market than listen to one more ballplayer tell you about his life-changing winter.

You need to give these tales of reformation and reinvention another chance.

You must watch Dominic Smith execute a perfect pop-up slide.

“I feel more athletic than I’ve ever been,” Smith told The Post on Tuesday, a few hours after showing off his pop-up slide form. “In spring training, I’ve always looked the part, but as far as my mobility and loosening up some hips and being more flexible, more agile as an athlete, I feel like this is the most advanced I’ve been for sure in my career.”

Holy cow, does he look it. The young man whom a scout once anonymously compared to “Tony Gwynn, when Tony Gwynn was 40 years old” said he’s weighing in at 224 pounds, down about 30 pounds from the end of the 2017 season, and that seems about right. He’s far more compact and limber

Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: February 10, 2018 at 12:17 AM | 9 comment(s)
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