Spring Training Cliches
Last year I attempted to chronicle all of the Spring Training Cliches published. You know, best shape of my life, throwing a new pitch, attempting to steal more bags, got laser eye surgery. It's never too early to get the '08 list going.
Change in weight:
Boof Bonser - lost 20 lbs.
Clay Buchholz - added 7 lbs. of muscle
Miguel Cabrera - lost roughly 20 lbs.
Todd Coffey - attempting to lose 24 lbs.
Zach Duke - lost 10 lbs.
Sean Gallagher - lost 25 lbs.
Ryan Garko - lost significant weight
Ubaldo Jimenez - added 15 lbs. of muscle
Brett Myers - lost 5 lbs.
Ronny Paulino - lost 10 lbs., added muscle
J.J. Putz - lost 14 lbs.
New exercise routine:
Brian McCann - added upper body muscle; started yoga
Brandon Phillips - "worked out harder"
Manny Ramirez - became a "maniacal workout warrior"
Mark Hendrickson - Had laser eye surgery, correcting terrible vision in one eye and mediocre vision in the other
Jesse Crain - No pain following May '07 shoulder surgery
Nick Johnson - No remaining physical limitations after '06 broken leg
Francisco Liriano - No limitations about one year removed from Tommy John surgery
Rickie Weeks - First time in three years without rehab in offseason
Working on a new pitch:
Jeremy Affeldt - Trying to add a changeup
Expected to run more:
Troy Tulowitzki - Will be asked to run more out of second spot