About Jim Edmonds …
My story about Jim Edmonds’ insane offseason workouts is up on the site now and while I don’t usually go too far out of my way to plug my own stories, I think that this one is worth a peek, if for no other reason than the quotes from Edmonds’ trainer, Jim Moss.
You seem to hear every spring how some player is in the "best shape of his life," an often-mentioned cliche that makes the rounds during Spring Training each year. I don’t doubt that it’s true but often it doesn’t really have too much of a bearing on what happens during the season.
But with Edmonds, I’m inclined to think his much-improved leg strength and his overall shape and condition have helped him immensely and that his sub-par seasons in 2006 and 2007 are behind him. I’m not prediciting 150 games, 30 home runs, 90 RBI from the guy. I just think his improved health will help him to stay on the field, which can only be a good thing.