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Dusty Baker may be in The Best Shape of His Life

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At least his managerial life. This pic was taken on Saturday. Dude looks like he could cover right field today if he had to.

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Dan Uggla has no idea when he is truly in The Best Shape of His Life

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Here was David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweeting during spring training 2012:

Here is David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweeting today:

Next year: “Dan Uggla lops off leg to drop weight but packs on pounds in his upper body. Frankly, he’s lost.”

As promised, Carlos Quentin is in The Best Shape of His Life

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Shortly after the season ended Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin vowed to get into The Best Shape of His Life in an effort to avoid the injuries that have plagued his career and guess what? He actually did it:

Quentin has never played more than 131 games in a season and was in the Padres’ lineup for just 86 games last year, but hit .261 with 16 homers and an .877 OPS and signed a three-year, $27 million extension in July.

On a related note, “Inflammation-Fighting Food” would be an interesting parody song idea for “Street Fighting Man” by the Rolling Stones. Just saying.

Ramon Hernandez is in The Best Shape of His Life

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This is good, because the “Best Shape of His Life” team can always use more catching depth:

Hernandez was limited to just 52 games last season and hit .217 with a career-worst .601 OPS at age 36.

Josh Hamilton is in The Best Shape of His Life

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Josh Hamilton has a new team and a $125 million contract AND he’s the newest addition to the ever-expanding “Best Shape of His Life” roster.

Mike Giovanna of the Los Angeles Times writes that Hamilton spent the offseason “juicing” fruits and vegetables on the way to losing 20-25 pounds. At 6-foot-4 he now weighs 225, compared to 245-255 at the start of last season for the Rangers.

If nothing else the BSOHL lineup now has a cleanup hitter.