Re: not ONE sox named in BIOGENESIS probe, what does that tell you?
posted at 6/6/2013 12:20 PM EDT
In response to pinstripezac35's comment:
U could be right
In response to ImagydFanBoston-Twitter's comment:
here's the deal with a-roids.. he was likely a ringleader! he likely was bringing in the kids and awestruck pups to that clinic in exchange for some sweet deals and sweeteners. thats y he will get a TWO year ban! may be overturned but MLB will go out of its way to humiliate him and rub his nose all over it like it was varitek's armpit.
Then this winter,( the winter B4) he had the opportunity to spend three weeks training with Alex Rodriguez in Miami. Asked how tough the workout was, he rolled his eyes and called it “ridiculous.’’
The meeting with A-Rod came about because he and the Yankee superstar have a mutual friend, and A-Rod extended the invitation to train after Iglesias finished his stint in the Arizona Fall League. Rodriguez has made it a point over the years to work out with prominent young Latin players, hoping to serve as a mentor to them.
Iglesias was honored to receive the invitation, even though Rodriguez plays for the rival Yankees. The Red Sox did not have to authorize the workout at the Miami gym, they are aware that Rodriguez is one of the best-conditioned athletes in baseball, and a positive influence from him on one of their young players is welcome.
After the three weeks, Iglesias said, he was in the best condition of his life.
Thank goodness he finally came to his senses;
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jose Iglesias basically attended a four-day seminar with Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia in the offseason. If this exercise had been held with self-help guru Tony Robbins, Iglesias would have spent a fortune, but this was free, a chance to pick the brain of a former Most Valuable Player in an effort to find some morsel that will make him a regular major leaguer sooner rather than later.
“He gave me some great advice that I’m following through on,” said Iglesias, a 23-year-old shortstop. “I’m very close to Pedey and when he talks, I listen because he’s had to make adjustments in his career to get to where he is now. He understands what it takes and he understands because he didn’t start out so good in the big leagues, but he got better and now he’s the best.”
Pedroia’s talking points were: how to take care of your body, how to conduct yourself as a professional, and the steps that are necessary to make yourself a permanent major leaguer.
Pedroia used video and workout techniques to aide Iglesias, who had worked out with Alex Rodriguez a couple of years ago.
“We talked about a lot of things,” Pedroia said. “Just the way you take care of yourself. He’s gone through some injuries that have kind of kept him back a little. Last year he had a back issue. You’ve got to make sure you’re staying on your stuff. You’ve got to be in the weight room and training room. Got to make sure you’re taking care of your body and the injuries you can prevent, you prevent them.”
Iglesias’s offseason workouts had been helter skelter and it showed.