Chris Flexen is putting in some serious offseason work. According to MLB’s Anthony DiComo, Chris has some renewed focus on his career:
I try to shy away from the cliched best-shape-of-my-life thing, but pitcher Chris Flexen's story is above and beyond. He dropped 30 pounds this offseason in what he called "career check" time, eating healthier and working out all winter at the Mets' Port St. Lucie facility.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 13, 2019
Further proof can be found if you follow Chris on Instagram. He posted a pretty telling before-and-after pic:
The guy on the left is a guy who lost sight of what he was trying to accomplish. Mentally had zero confidence in what he was doing and battled some injuries the last couple years. Coming off another injury this past year in August, I really spent the time this offseason to get my mind right and my body ready for what I want to accomplish. I want to give a HUGE shoutout to @bwright2223 for the last 5 months of all the energy and hard work you brought to the table every morning and always pushing @ravenwade and I! I am truly excited for this year and cant wait to get back out on the mound! 📸:@ravenwade #getwrightwithBwright #barwismethods #LGM #ST2K19
The physical results speak for themselves, but Flexen also boasts a change in his mental energy.
Chris has always showcased the right attitude towards the game. When asked to make a spot start or long relief appearance, he’s done so in stride. If you met him at 2018’s QBC, you’re well aware he’s a likable kid. This re-established approach should excite his teammates and coaches, as well as endear him to the fans as he fights for an Opening Day roster spot.
And because #MetsTwitter is the gift that keeps on giving, the story isn’t complete without some Flexen puns:
weird flexen but ok— Rob (@RobbyWerth) February 13, 2019
More like Chris Flexin! pic.twitter.com/GJoM5j7iiy— French Excellence (@thekennaj) February 13, 2019
Guess you could say he's Flexen send tweet— Razzball (@Razzball) February 13, 2019
In all seriousness, a big congrats to Chris on the transformation. I wish him luck in Spring Training and hope the hard work pays off.