“He’s heavier, we’ll just leave it at that,” Cashman said.
Told that Chamberlain said he packed on muscle, Cashman said: “He’s obviously heavier. That’s as much as I’ll say.”
Asked if he expected Chamberlain to be lighter by camp’s end, Cashman declined comment.
“He’s heavier,” Cashman said.”
If I remember science class, and I do, fat is nothing but liquid muscle waiting to be actualized. So really, Joba Chamberlain is in the best shape of his life.
Quick, look at this photo:
Now close your eyes and imagine the dulcet tones of Larry Lucchino’s lilting voice as he softly whispers sweet nothings into your ear. What do you dream of hearing? Was it “hormonal satisfaction”? Because if it was, you’re in luck.
“Although Larry Lucchino admitted to taking ‘hormonal satisfaction’ from the Red Sox outdueling the rival Yankees this winter, neither the team president nor chairman Tom Werner put much stock in New York GM Brian Cashman’s remarks last week that the Sox are the better team. Werner even labeled it “reverse psychology.”
You have to be a special kind of person if Lucchino, Werner, and Cashman are your idea of a hot threesome, but hey, I’m not here to judge.
(Photo via Sports Business Daily)
I want to be Brian Cashman when I grow up:
“The bottom line is, I’m charged with putting together a championship-caliber club,” Cashman said. “As far as I’m concerned, we’ve got something pretty good here. We won the World Series in 2009. We missed by two games in 2010. (Outside publications) rank our farm system as one of the best in baseball.
“Tell me where we are screwing up on the baseball operations side. I need a starting pitcher, but is the future strong because we have a farm system acknowledged in the industry to be one of the best? Check. Am I getting our payroll down, as charged by ownership? Check. Do we have success on the field? Check.
“What’s the problem? Why are people bitching so much? That’s my question. That’s my frustration. The problem is people having patience with the process.”
Read the rest of Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal’s post at Fox Sports.