If you’re a long-time LBS reader, you know that we have no problem with fat baseball players. In fact, most of the time the media complains about players being fat they are complaining about ones who are highly productive. Fat pitchers even started to become a trend at one point. C.C. Sabathia, arguably the best pitcher in the American League, is always being questioned for his weight. When Buster Olney reported that he had lost weight this offseason, Brian Cashman was quick to say that he’s basically not impressed.
However, let’s not take our viewpoint to mean we don’t find it funny. When a player has gotten as fat as Bartolo Colon over the years and is still playing baseball, you have to laugh. Check out these Bartolo Colon fat pictures from over the years:
Hey, that’s what happens to old men. Bartolo arrived at Yankees camp weighing 267 pounds, which is particularly impressive considering he’s only 6-feet tall and was listed at 185 the last time he pitched in the majors. One thing is for certain: if the Yankees’ season is hinging on Colon’s or Freddy Garcia’s ability to lock down a spot in their five-man rotation, it could be somewhat of a down year by New York standards.