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This Is Not a Question a Team Typically Wants Asked During Spring Training

A day after Joba Chamberlain's weight gain became the first mini-controversy of the 2011 season — who had "Joba the Gut" in your guess-the-tabloid-headline office pool? — The Wall Street Journal addresses the question of whether the Yankees are the fattest baseball team of all time. After all, they have eighteen players in camp at 225 pounds or more, and five at 250 pounds or more. If Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia were to both win starting jobs, the rotation alone would weigh in at 1,255 pounds. And if both make the roster, the team could weigh in at an average of 216 pounds. Still, that wouldn't be enough to top the 2009 White Sox — a team that included both Colon and Garcia and averaged a whopping 219.4 pounds per player. Are you thinking what we're thinking? Might as well go for the record! Start CC Sabathia on an all–Cap'n Crunch diet, ship Mariano Rivera to Boston for all 275 pounds of Bobby Jenks, and then pass a box of celebratory Yankee Doodles around the clubhouse. [WSJ]

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