Found March 06, 2012 on The Victory Formation:

This was Francisco Cordero one year ago while pitching for the Cincinnati Reds

Okay, so not exactly the body of an Adonis, but not exactly fat and out of shape. Well, here is what Cordero looks like right now with the Toronto Blue Jays

Not sure what would freak me out more about this picture if I was a Blue Jays fan. That bird eyes staring into my soul, or my set-up and possible closer looking like the Detroit Tigers new heavy hitting first baseman.

H/T Andy Gray


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