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Friday, November 30, 2012

Yankees’ Derek Jeter packing on the pounds during recovery

Past a pasta. Doubtful.

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The ankle we knew about. The gut, not so much.

Derek Jeter was spotted at a hotel on South Beach in Miami yesterday wearing a walking boot to protect the left ankle he broke in the playoffs last season. Yet the 38-year-old Jeter also seemed to be carrying another burden — some extra weight hanging from the Yankees shortstop’s normally fit frame.

According to general manager Brian Cashman, Jeter has been in a non-weight bearing situation and will continue to be until January. That means if he has been able to work out at all, it has been limited to upper body because he can’t put any weight on his left foot.

Repoz Posted: November 30, 2012 at 10:17 AM | 77 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: November 30, 2012 at 10:27 AM (#4313198)
Jeter would hardly be the first person to pack on weight while waiting for a leg injury to rehab but I hate still photos as a means of "proof." He certainly looks bad there but still photos often can be misleading.
   2. ??'s Biggest Fan! Posted: November 30, 2012 at 10:28 AM (#4313199)
38 years old, non-weight-bearing ankle just doesn't help keep you in shape. My hope: He holds his own next year. I have absolutely no expectations of him reaching his offensive stats from last year, and I think Jeter is going to have adjust his expectations on his playing defense on the field. I will be ecstatic if he hits 280/350/350 and doesn't hit the DL for more than 50 games.
   3. Repoz Posted: November 30, 2012 at 10:29 AM (#4313200)
Fat, drunk, and rangeless is no way to go through midlife crisis.
   4. Lassus Posted: November 30, 2012 at 10:32 AM (#4313204)
I wouldn't have noticed the gut as much as the arms. Those things look like twigs.

I also agree with #1. One bad photo is one bad photo.
   5. Bruce Chen's Huge Panamanian Robot Posted: November 30, 2012 at 10:36 AM (#4313211)
He's been eating the contents of his gift baskets.
   6. AROM Posted: November 30, 2012 at 10:39 AM (#4313215)
If you didn't know who it was, I'd guess he was a coach, not a player. Age happens.
   7. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: November 30, 2012 at 10:56 AM (#4313226)
Vin Diesel looks terrible.
   8. The Good Face Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM (#4313236)
I wouldn't have noticed the gut as much as the arms. Those things look like twigs.

I also agree with #1. One bad photo is one bad photo.


Jeter's never really had the kind of guns you usually see on MLB hitters. Some gossip mag had a photo of him and his model du jour on vacation a year or two ago, and shirtless Jeter was not a particularly impressive sight back then, at least by pro athlete standards.

Of course, I hope he's even FATTER than the photo indicates. Even though I'm a Yankee fan, the hilarity potential of Fat Derek playing shortshort outweighs all other considerations.
   9. Loren F. Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM (#4313240)
Jeter's a leader! Now there's just more of him to lead.
   10. RJ in TO Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:17 AM (#4313244)
I also agree with #1. One bad photo is one bad photo.

But you have to admit, it's a fantastically bad photo.
   11. DL from MN Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:17 AM (#4313246)
removed
   12. JE (Jason) Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:22 AM (#4313253)
I also agree with #1. One bad photo is one bad photo.

Two bad photos, actually.
   13. bunyon Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:22 AM (#4313254)
Hang on. If he is in a "non-weight bearing" mode, why is he walking around?
   14. ThisElevatorIsDrivingMeUpTheWall Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:24 AM (#4313257)
This guy has always had guts.
   15. ThisElevatorIsDrivingMeUpTheWall Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM (#4313261)
He used to be only range free - now he's free range.
   16. Rants Mulliniks Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:31 AM (#4313265)
Age happens.


Especially if you're a shortstop with 3000 hits and have spent your entire career with one team in the AL East. Cal Ripken is only 52, but if you told somebody who didn't know who he was that he was 70 they wouldn't doubt you.
   17. ThisElevatorIsDrivingMeUpTheWall Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM (#4313267)
Your shortstop is so fat, when he sits around the House That Ruth Built, well, that's kind of big building isn't it and it's across the street, nevermind.

   18. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM (#4313270)
Cal Ripken is only 52, but if you told somebody who didn't know who he was that he was 70 they wouldn't doubt you.


You really think so? I think Cal looks pretty good. The bald thing doesn't help but he seems pretty fit and vibrant when I see him.
   19. Ray (RDP) Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:34 AM (#4313271)
Seems like they should have put him into "non-weight gaining" mode.
   20. Ray (RDP) Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:35 AM (#4313273)
Cal looks his age, but the days of him as a tall, thin shortstop are long gone. He's gained a lot of weight.
   21. Nasty Nate Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:35 AM (#4313277)
Your shortstop is so fat, when he sits around the House That Ruth Built, well, that's kind of big building isn't it and it's across the street, nevermind.


Your shortstop is so fat, he eats ground balls like it was ground beef - or he doesn't because he is too fat to get to them.. or something. Damn-it.
   22. Howie Menckel Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM (#4313278)

"My hope: He holds his own next year."

this would go SO viral on the internet....

   23. JE (Jason) Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:40 AM (#4313286)
Any truth to the rumor that an Olive Garden kiosk will be in the dugout next season?
   24. Rants Mulliniks Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:48 AM (#4313299)
Cal Ripken, 52 vs. William Shatner, 81

Shatner certainly looks fantastic for 81, but Cal Ripken looks a lot older than 52.

This is Ripken at 35. He has always looked much older than his age.
   25. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:53 AM (#4313306)
He'll still hit .305 with 172 singles and 11 HR's. But his range at SS will be about three steps in any direction.
   26. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: November 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM (#4313310)
But his range at SS will be about three steps in any direction.


I'm confused as to why you think his range will increase with the weight gain.
   27. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM (#4313322)
You got me there, Jose.
   28. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM (#4313323)
You really think so? I think Cal looks pretty good. The bald thing doesn't help but he seems pretty fit and vibrant when I see him.


I dunno, I saw Ripken maybe a year or two ago on tv and couldn't believe how spherical he looked. Maybe I caught him on a particularly bad, water-retaining day.
   29. Barnaby Jones Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM (#4313325)
   30. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:17 PM (#4313332)
Oh my god! I'd forgotten about that photo.
   31. winnipegwhip Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:29 PM (#4313344)
Memo From the Yankee Front Office: 2013 Uniforms

The Yankees will be wearing pinstripes for all home and away games. THERE WILL BE NO SPRING TRAINING JERSEYS WORN ON THE FIELD IN TAMPA BAY DURING GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE GAMES. The traditional home pinstripe will be the only uniform worn.

In addition, Rich Garces has been brought in to help Derek Jeter with his Spanish. Mr. Garces will be alongside Mr. Jeter as much as possible. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Garces to the Yankee family.
   32. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:31 PM (#4313349)
How do I not recognize everyone in that photo?

If that's shortstops as of 10 years ago, where's Nomar? Is that Jimmy Rollins? Why is he wearing non-red pinstripes?
   33. winnipegwhip Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:32 PM (#4313352)
Apparently the chefs disagree with the umpires and give Jeter a wider plate.
   34. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:32 PM (#4313353)
The best thing about that picture (the one of fat Jeter) is that it looks like they caught him mid-belch, or perhaps as he's battling a bit of chicken parm is trying to make it back up to the light.

The best thing about the picture from #30 is everything.
   35. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:37 PM (#4313358)
Rey Sanchez, one of the Alex Gonzalez, Edgar Renteria. And the Yankee boners.
   36. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:38 PM (#4313359)
Not Rey Sanchez. Rey Ordonez.
   37. Blastin Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:38 PM (#4313360)
Renteria, not Rollins.
   38. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:40 PM (#4313365)
I will be ecstatic if he hits 280/350/350 and doesn't hit the DL for more than 50 games.


You'll be ecstatic if he has his worst offensive year ever? Do you live in Maryland, St. Petersberg, Ontario, or Boston?
   39. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:41 PM (#4313368)
Barnaby Jones is the worst person in the world. I had that photo on my monitor at work when a colleague walked in.
   40. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:42 PM (#4313369)
I had that photo on my monitor at work when a colleague walked in.

Prepare for a visit from HR.
   41. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM (#4313372)
One of the perks of not being Derek Jeter famous is not having to go through this nonsense with the press. The downside is that no one wants a Voros gift basket, at least no one I'd want to give one too.
   42. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM (#4313373)
1. He's always had kind of a baby face, and he actually doesn't look fat in those pictures. The wind is blowing his shirt at an unflattering angle and he's burping or something, which makes it look like he has a double chin. All that said, #### Derek Jeter, he's my least favorite player.

2. In that topless photo, who are the three dudes other than Jeter & Rodriguez?
   43. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM (#4313379)
#30

They look like the Icy Hot Stuntaz
   44. winnipegwhip Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM (#4313381)
To quote Derek Jeter playing a baseball groupie when he was SNL:

"I don't like Jeter. He looks like a cross between The Rock and a muppet."
   45. The_Ex Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:59 PM (#4313387)
He hasn't put on any weight, it's just that the pinstripes are slimming.
   46. canadian shield Posted: November 30, 2012 at 01:01 PM (#4313391)
2. In that topless photo, who are the three dudes other than Jeter & Rodriguez?

Alex Gonzalez (the other Alex Gonzalez), Rey Ordonez and Renteria?
   47. Barnaby Jones Posted: November 30, 2012 at 01:09 PM (#4313397)
Yes, the 5 gentlemen are from left to right:

The elder Gonzalii (the one from Miami, not the one who played in Miami)
Renteria
ARod
Ordonez
Jeter

For some reason multiple angles of this scene exist. Ordonez looks particularly amazing here.
   48. Craig in MN Posted: November 30, 2012 at 01:26 PM (#4313417)
The Jeter photo reminds me a lot of Al Bundy.
   49. Tom Nawrocki Posted: November 30, 2012 at 01:28 PM (#4313418)
That looks like a Menudo reunion photo. All those gold chains really aren't helping anything.
   50. valuearbitrageur Posted: November 30, 2012 at 01:41 PM (#4313433)
I'm guessing dating is getting a lot tougher for Jeter nowadays. It went from this.

Jeter: "Hey, you want to come over some time?"

Hot Girl: Runs to car to try to beat other hot girls to Jeters house and camp out naked in his bedroom.

To this.

Jeter: "Hey, you want to come over some time?"

Hot Girl (nose scrunched up as if she smelled, or was being hit on by, something awful): "Who the hell are you?"

Jeter: "I'm Derek Jeter".

Hot Girl: Runs to car to try to beat other hot girls to Jeters house and camp out naked in his bedroom.
   51. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: November 30, 2012 at 01:44 PM (#4313439)
Why isn't anybody wearing a shirt?
   52. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: November 30, 2012 at 01:57 PM (#4313453)
I had that photo on my monitor at work when a colleague walked in.

Prepare for a visit from HR.


Yeah, and I don't mean Human Resources.
   53. Gamingboy Posted: November 30, 2012 at 02:01 PM (#4313458)
Please, at that angle it makes almost everyone look fat.
   54. Tippecanoe Posted: November 30, 2012 at 02:16 PM (#4313478)
It's from all that Pasta Diving.
   55. bjhanke Posted: November 30, 2012 at 03:46 PM (#4313570)
By the standards of shortstops, I don't remember Cal Ripken being long and lean at all. Long, yes, but if you want to see long and lean, look up Leo Cardenas or Marty Marion. Most great SS are either tiny and very quick (Rizzuto, Aparicio), or long and so lean that they can still move quickly. Ripken didn't have that quickness, but he probably had the best arm in the position at the time, which made up for a lot of the quickness. - Brock Hanke
   56. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 30, 2012 at 05:00 PM (#4313649)
Another BBTF thread ragging on Jeter? Some folks here have been predicting his demise for years - one day they will be right.

With the ankle preventing Jeter from working out, it wouldn't be surprising if he put on a few pounds (anyone here gain weight over Thanksgiving?) but of all the players in MLB, Jeter is about the last I'd worry about doing what is necessary to be ready for the season.
   57. Swoboda is freedom Posted: November 30, 2012 at 05:09 PM (#4313661)
Swimming is good exercise, non weight bearing even.
   58. bunyon Posted: November 30, 2012 at 05:14 PM (#4313669)
If only he owned a pool. Or lived near water.
   59. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: November 30, 2012 at 05:18 PM (#4313673)
Another BBTF thread ragging on Jeter?


I don't think that's what's happening here.

*BURP*
   60. Random Transaction Generator Posted: November 30, 2012 at 05:23 PM (#4313682)
Some folks here have been predicting his demise for years - one day they will be right.


Well, they were "right" in 2010 and until August 2011.
Then they were "wrong" after that.
   61. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: November 30, 2012 at 06:21 PM (#4313748)
Overheard at a Manhattan cocktail party-

"What are your hopes, what are your dr... ooh, is that pudding?"
   62. Nasty Nate Posted: November 30, 2012 at 06:25 PM (#4313752)
Dr. Evil has really let himself go...
   63. smileyy Posted: November 30, 2012 at 06:29 PM (#4313761)
"Drunk Vin Diesel wonders why story about Derek Jeter features his photograph"
   64. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: November 30, 2012 at 07:24 PM (#4313791)
Whoever convinced those guys to take that photo should be the VP of sales for somebody. How on earth could you convince someone to take a picture that ridiculous, much less five guys?
   65. zack Posted: November 30, 2012 at 07:51 PM (#4313806)
How can you guys not recognize that smarmy look and fat-yet-skinny body of Rey Rey?

Also Crispix...aren't you a Phan?
   66. PreservedFish Posted: November 30, 2012 at 08:05 PM (#4313814)
Ordonez was once a legendary figure in statheaddom. He deserves better than this.
   67. smileyy Posted: November 30, 2012 at 08:39 PM (#4313827)
Holy crap I forgot about that group photo. I'm pretty sure someone won a bet that they couldn't get 5 young baseball players of Latin American descent to shoot the cover of a gay porn movie. I think I even watched that last week...wasn't it "Party at Alex's?"
   68. NattyBoh Posted: November 30, 2012 at 08:51 PM (#4313834)
I'm pretty sure someone won a bet that they couldn't get 5 young baseball players of Latin American descent to shoot the cover of a gay porn movie. I think I even watched that last week...wasn't it "Party at Alex's?"


He's called A-Rod for a reason.
   69. phredbird Posted: November 30, 2012 at 09:05 PM (#4313838)
i know that's supposed to be a bad angle and all, but it do look like he's carrying a lot of junk in the trunk.
   70. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: November 30, 2012 at 09:13 PM (#4313839)
You guys are all haters. Count the rollzzzzzz....I mean ringzzzz...
   71. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: November 30, 2012 at 09:40 PM (#4313849)

I've been surprised on a few occasions at how out of shape certain players look in the offseason. Not talking about Prince Fielder's of the world, but the guys who are actually supposed to be great athletes and fitness nuts. I remember seeing a shirtless picture of A-Rod somewhere and also thinking that he looked terrible for a professional athlete.
   72. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: November 30, 2012 at 10:27 PM (#4313859)
I've never seen an elite athlete get out of shape as badly and as rapidly as legendary boxer Roberto Duran. During his peak when he fought around 140lb he'd routinely blow up to near 200lb between fights while lazing away his days back home in Panama. Somehow he'd always manage to get back into fighting shape over a typical 6 week fight camp and rarely showed any ill-effects.
   73. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: November 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4313862)
I've been surprised on a few occasions at how out of shape certain players look in the offseason. Not talking about Prince Fielder's of the world, but the guys who are actually supposed to be great athletes and fitness nuts. I remember seeing a shirtless picture of A-Rod somewhere and also thinking that he looked terrible for a professional athlete.

I think some of this is just that these guys train for strength and fitness, but not so much for looks, so you see a lot more "gorilla belly" types, than that classic bodybuilder "V" shape. Somebody like Yoenis Cespedes looks kind of round when he's in uniform, but then in the infamous training video (or in the rookie-hazing wrestler's outfit) it's clearly all muscle.
   74. The District Attorney Posted: December 01, 2012 at 01:44 AM (#4313924)
Another BBTF thread ragging on Jeter? Some folks here have been predicting his demise for years - one day they will be right.

With the ankle preventing Jeter from working out, it wouldn't be surprising if he put on a few pounds (anyone here gain weight over Thanksgiving?) but of all the players in MLB, Jeter is about the last I'd worry about doing what is necessary to be ready for the season.
####, you're horrible.
   75. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: December 01, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4314291)
swisher going by on a skateboard yelling : dude, don´t get fat, join the red sox !!!!
   76. Jim Kaat on a hot Gene Roof Posted: December 10, 2012 at 04:07 PM (#4321170)
Easily the best post and thread here since Ring Dings.

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