Jake Odorizzi

Jake Odorizzi put on 17 pounds this off-season. his goal was 20 and he told Fox 13 Sports that it wasn’t easy.

“It was hard, it wasn’t easy … It was a lot of eating. Sounds like it would be easy, but you get to a point where food doesn’t sound that good. You just have to keep going. My goal was 20, but I was a little bit short. I gladly will take this weight from what I was coming into spring last year. Just more sound and more sturdy … Four eggs, ham and cheese, oatmeal, banana and I’d have chicken and rice, that type of stuff. It was all healthy based stuff and a big dinner. It was fun, though. I liked to cook and grill out. It wasn’t too much of a chore.”


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  1. Pat says:

    On the subject of unis, I would be happy to see the Rays increase the use of yellow to brighten them up a bit. This is the 'sunshine' state, after all . . .

    • Mr. Smith 1980 says:

      I respectfully disagree. The uniform shouldn't be a statement it should be a staple.

      Think of the Yankees or, in football, the Steelers... they always rank at or near the top in jersey sales because despite the fact that they aren't flashy, it has to, in some part, be a result of fans knowing that they are not going to change and become outdated in a year or two.

      College teams like Oregon have turned the uniform into a sideshow that steals the attention of the fan in the name of generating revenue. I'd rather a team find a signature look and keep it. To that end, the Rays' units are great. They aren't screaming for attention and they aren't drab. I just wish they'd ditch the powder blue Sunday jerseys and stick with either navy, grey, or white.

      The highlight of the team should be their play not their super-trendy uniforms.


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