Seems like Bruce Bochy voicing his displeasure over Pablo Sandoval’s weight is an annual occurrence:
“It’s an ongoing issue, obviously, something that he’s been battling,” Bochy said. “He showed last year that he’s a different player when his weight is down.”
Asked if Sandoval’s current weight is acceptable, Bochy said, “We’re maintaining it. We’re happy with that. I won’t lie to you, I’d like to get him down a little bit. It’s hard in September to have that in your focus. He needs to get back with the program he had two years ago.”
It’s to the point now where it’s almost worse that Sandoval came into 2011 in great shape. Because now we all know he can take care of himself and get his body ready for a peak physical exertion, he just chooses not to.