In case you hadn’t heard, The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2013 has hit internet bookshelves. You can read all about it here in Dave Studeman’s post, or you can listen to Carson Cistulli and myself discuss it here on a FanGraphs Audio podcast.
Because we’re giving folk, and since it’s the beginning of the holiday season and all, we want to give you a chance to win yourself a free copy of the book. So each day this week, we’ll be running a trivia contest based on one of the articles in the book. You can find Monday’s and Tuesday’s contest here and here, if you’re into that sort of thing. The first person to post the correct answer in the comments will win a free physical copy of the book (sorry, no free Kindle or Nook versions). It’s just that simple!
Today’s question comes from the article entitled “This Game Is Rigged: The Orioles’ Amazing Bullpen.” Written by THT’s venerable leader Dave Studeman, it takes a look back at the season that was through the lens of WPA. While Studes spends the bulk of the essay talking about just how good the Orioles’ bullpen was, he also details some other flights of WPA fancy from 2012. In that part of the essay you will find some very interesting nuggets. And that brings us, dear reader, to the trivia question before you today:
Which pitcher owned Mike Moustakas to the degree that his dominance over Moustakas made their matchup the most lopsided matchup for pitchers of 2012, in terms of WPA?
Be quick with your answer, and you can win a free copy of THT 13. And if you’re not the lucky winner, don’t forget to check back in with us on Thursday and Friday! Or, if you’d rather not wait, you can purchase the book at the following destinations:
We hope to have it up on Apple’s iBooks soon as well.