SaberSphere 3/27: Pitching Pairs, Jose Molina and Redoing the NYY Offseason

Christian Petersen

The New York Yankees discovered about $13 million in the washer the other day and chose to acquire Vernon Wells. Couldn't they look in between the couch cushions for some money to sign a catcher? Jose Molina's biggest contribution to the Rays is likely undervalued and we take a look at the idea of reinventing starting pitching with pairings.

So the Yankees are old. And they have a couple injuries to deal with at the beginning of the 2013 season. But is it really all that bleak in the Bronx? Also, one writer takes a look at some notable hitters with excellent career numbers but weren't the leaders in a single season. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and tab these articles for some excellent baseball reading.

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  • The Phillies Triple-A affiliate, the Leigh Valley Iron Pigs, are introducing a urinal video game at their ballpark. The 55-second game is meant to test "ability and knowledge" by having men control a snowmobile gliding down an alpine slope with their...well, pee. Scores will be posted on a leaderboard and the top performers will get a shout out at Coca-Cola Park during the game. So if you're planning to going to a minor league game here in Pennsylvania and love video games, drink a ton of water. Maybe you can be the American representative in the Urinal Video Game Olympics in 2018.

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