Quick Hit: The Incredible Shrinking Pitcher vs The Rapidly Expanding Ex-Prospect

I know a lot has been said about how skinny CC Sabathia has become but this picture really illustrates just how much weight he’s lost and how much his body has changed.

The picture is courtesy of the Yankees’ twitter account:


Amazing, right?

On the flip side, here’s Jesus Montero, who showed up to Mariners’ camp 40 lb. overweight:


(Picture courtesy of Dean Rutz/Seattle Times)

Montero, who was embroiled in the Biogenesis mess last season, isn’t exactly endearing himself to his current team and I don’t think he can justify showing up to training camp so out of shape. Montero admitted that after winter ball ended, “All I did was eat.”

Look, I know what it’s like to binge eat and it’s something I battle nearly everyday but I’m not paid to play baseball and I don’t have a team counting on me to be responsible for my health. If Montero doesn’t shape up (pun intended), he will be out of a job soon.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

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