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The best saber-slanted news and links from Wednesday.
Guys. I'm too excited for words. The SABR Analytics Conference starts today. Beyond the Box Score will be well represented by myself, Glenn DuPaul, and Lewie Pollis. We'll be sure to provide you with plenty of updates, reactions, and summaries from the conference, so check back here throughout the weekend. It should be fun and informative.
Previously on Beyond the Box Score
Luis Cruz: Career minor-leaguer to Top-5 SS? by Max Weinstein - Beyond the Box Score
A very in-depth piece on the Dodgers' surprisingly good shortstop.
Can the Washington Nationals make history in 2013? by Mike Mulvenna - Beyond the Box Score
Will the 2013 Nationals be one of the best teams of all time?
Should We Reevaluate How We View Spending Efficiency? by Lance Rinker - Beyond the Box Score
Alex Rodriguez is overpaid, But would you rather have him or Michael Young?
BTB Podcast #43 - Editors Galore - Beyond the Box Score
This week's BtB Podcast features Baseball Prospectus editor Cecilia Tan and BtB's new managing editor, Bryan Grosnick - hosted by Blake Murphy.
Around the Sabersphere
Home is (maybe) where the offense is | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Not all baseball stadiums are created equal. MiLB.com examines how different parks and leagues across the Minor Leagues impact statistics.
Baseball Prospectus | Contractual Matters: The Sinking and the Sunk by Jeff Euston
Does spending efficiency really matter?
Infield Flies, FIP, and WAR by Dave Cameron | FanGraphs Baseball
You need to read this. I'm serious. Just read it.
Searching for home field advantage with PITCHf/x by Glenn DuPaul | The Hardball Times
Are home field umpires biased?
Around SB Nation
Mark Teixeira injury: Yankees first baseman out 8-10 weeks by Steph Bee - MLB Daily Dish
The Yankees lose another star for the beginning of the season.
The Yankees are still a bunch of deceptive liars by Grant Brisbee - Baseball Nation
Grant offers some perfectly reasonable predictions for the Yankees this year.
Cecil Fielder, 50 homers, and the Steroid Era by Bill Parker - SBNation.com
Did the Steroid Era tarnish Cecil Fielder's legacy?
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