Pitchers and catchers just reported, and we’ve already got some good news to report.
Geovany Soto, the reigning Rookie of the Year, is in great shape. Normally, that wouldn’t be news, but Soto credited his breakout offensive season in 2007 to a new workout and diet regimen that saw him shed 20-some pounds. He carried it into 2008, and we all saw the dividends it paid for the Cubs.
Well, hopefully it pays off again in 2009.
“I just tried to do the same thing,” Soto said of his workout program. “You have to prepare for the season for eight months. You might as well go to the track and the field and work on what you need to work on. When you’re down [weight-wise], it’s easier to keep it down.” cubs.com.