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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 3/5/13


Yesterday on Pinstriped Bible:

Around the World:

Captain Small Ball - ESPN | Wallace Matthews

Derek Jeter believes that the Yankees can win with small ball now that the offense has been diminished.

Nova's New Arm Slot - It's About the Money | Michael Eder

IIATM breaks down Ivan Nova in 2012 and Ivan Nova now and notices that he has a shorter arm motion in 2013. There's a GIF side-by-side comparison for your convenience.

Ex-Yankees in the WBC - YES Network | Lou DiPietro

Chien-Ming Wang and Andruw Jones are in the WBC playing for Chinese Taipei and the Netherlands, respectively. Hensley "Bam Bam" Meulens will be managing Jones and his teammates, while Graeme Loyd will be a member of Team Australia's coaching staff.

Pitching for Team Italy - | William Boor

Pat Venditte will be pitching for Team Italy in the 2013 World Baseball Classic and he is really excited to be able to do it. After having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder the ambidextrous pitcher will only be able to pitch left handed.

The NL DH is Only a Matter of Time - New York Post | Joel Sherman

With the new schedule in 2013 that makes interleague play an all year occurrence, it is becoming more and more likely that the NL will adopt the DH. Many believe that the Designated Hitter brings an unfair advantage to AL teams when deciding whether or not to sign a player to a mega deal because the NL has no backup for when they can no longer play the field.

MLB Pay Scale - Fangraphs | Dave Cameron

Now that the Yankees have a slew of young prospects making it through the system it is relevant to look at the Mike Trout situation and wonder if MLB's salary scale is fair.

A War on WAR - Joe Blogs | Joe Posnanski

Joe Posnanski discusses the division between Fangraph WAR and Baseball-Reference WAR and believes they are on the verge of closing the gap between the currently divergent statistic.

Quick Hits:

Papa Cano: Jose Cano, Robinson Cano's daddy, wants his son to stay a Yankee forever.

Can't Throw Strikes: Just so everyone knows, Dellin Betances is not going to be made into a reliever any time soon.

Questions of the Day:

  • Who do you think will be the Yankees' MVP in 2013?
  • Have you ever watched a perfect game or no hitter? If you have, who was it?
  • What is your spirit animal?
  • Would you rather be eaten by a shark or mauled by a bear?

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