Originally written on The Platoon Advantage  |  Last updated 11/4/14
As you may have noticed, I (Jason) have been attempting to write more here on good ol' TPA. I owe Bill and Mike a lot and I haven't really been handling my obligations lately. Tonight, though, I had to spend five hours proofreading a book for my wife, so I was unable to write a blog post. What follows is the post that she wrote for me. (I'm not kidding.) Today Russell Martin was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates have notoriously not been a good baseball team for about 20 years. Martin might make them a better baseball team, but no one really knows. From living with an internet baseball pundit, I have learned that you can't really know anything in baseball, despite all the fancy stats you baseball nerds are so obsessed with: WAR, fWAR, VORP, PECOTA, YOMAMA, to name a few. Therefore, I am the perfect person to write about this transaction. I do not know what position Russell Martin plays, but based on his name, I'm guessing catcher. I also don't know what team he c...
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