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SaberSphere 3/22: Rick Porcello, team chemistry, and gambling

Is there a better way to predict the probability of a hit than batting average? Can team chemistry be measured? Which 50/1 shot is the best bet for a Cy Young award? Answers to these questions and more in our daily dose of saber links from around the web.

Thearon W. Henderson

As the season draws closer, teams are focused on finding winners in all of the positional battles occurring across camps. I thought the most exciting news of the day yesterday was Trevor Bauer's reassignment to Triple-A, putting Scott Kazmir in the driver's seat for a rotation spot. Fortunately for all of you, there was much more going on in the saber world than just an update on Scott Kazmir, so let's get to it.

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  • The Philadelphia Pop Punk band, The Wonder Years, is set to release a new album in May. This coming Monday they will be debuting a new song from the album and I could not be more excited. There is no band that I relate to more, not only with their lyrical content, but also just the fact that most of the band members live near where I went to college. So I hope you'll give them a listen and maybe their songs will speak to you like they do to me.