Hey, I am as down on him as anybody, but I saw him up close at ST this year and saying he is out of shape is pure bullshit. What ever else you want to say about him, the man was in great shape. I was only few feet away from him and he was very lean and solid.
Yeah, I pulled it out of the thin air
Has he not already set a precedent for this kind of thing, Sweens? He needed to "build strength" DURING the 2011 season. And, unlike you, I don't see a guy who looks solid at all. I see a guy who looks rather ordinary for an athlete. For an athlete his upper body looks pretty frail to me. I don't see how a guy can do meaningful strength training and look like Joe does. I also cannot see how a "lean and solid" "elite hitter" can be his size but barely be able square up a baseball and hit it solidly.
Once again, we agree to disagree...however, I won't call your opinion "pure bullshit" even though I don't agree with you