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Is Sandoval packing the pounds back on?

Posted on: September 13, 2011 2:15 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

One of the big stories from out of Giants camp this past spring was that Pablo Sandoval had gone through a rigorous offseason training regimen that helped him drop 40 pounds. He was determined to get back to his 2009 form -- and he's done that, by the way -- so he got after it.

But now, there have been a few questions raised in the Bay area about whether or not Panda has regained some of the lost lbs. His manager admitted his third baseman has added a few, but not many.

“He’s put on a few,” Bochy admitted (Extra Baggs). “But not like he did last year. Overall, it’s been good.”

So let's go to the visual evidence. The picture on the left is from spring training while the picture on the right is from just a few days ago.




















I think he looks a little more hefty in the recent photo, but it's pretty negligible, no? Certainly not anything to get worked up over.

Also, the most important thing is production, and he's hitting .301/.345/.516 this season compared to .268/.323/.409 from last year. He can trim the pounds back off in the offseason if it's a huge deal and maybe he loses track of things during the season when he's concentrating on, you know, playing baseball.

Hat-tip: Giants Cove

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:51 am
 

Is Sandoval packing the pounds back on?

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Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: September 14, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Is Sandoval packing the pounds back on?

If I may, he not only looks heftier in the older photo, he looks pretty healthy in that recent picture



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: September 14, 2011 9:45 am
 

Is Sandoval packing the pounds back on?

He is just getting ready to hbernate for the winter.



Since: Aug 9, 2011
Posted on: September 13, 2011 4:35 pm
 

Is Sandoval packing the pounds back on?

His weight isn't an issue when he's smashing the ball.... This would be a huge issue to the media if he were absolutely slumping like last year.


I hope this is a case where a talented player needed to be reminded that hard work equals success and you can't just show up and perform!  


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