Previously on Beyond the Box Score
Sabermetrics: The Destroyer of Dustin Ackley by Lance Rinker | Beyond the Box Score
Lance Rinker discussed whether sabermetrics are to blame for Dustin Ackley's struggles.
Greatest Discrepancies in Career Fielding by James Gentile | Beyond the Box Score
James Gentle looked at players whose career UZR, DRS, and FRAA numbers disagree the most.
The Search for the Next MLB City, Part Two: The "Underdogs" by Ken Woolums | Beyond the Box Score
Ken Woolums continued his series searching for the next MLB city, this time discussing "underdog" cities.
BtBS Podcast #60: Building A Wall | Beyond the Box Score
Special guest Lance Rinker joined Blake Murphy to break down three of the best hitters in baseball.
Around the Sabersphere
The First Pitch Swing Decision: Selectivity Versus Passivity by Dave Cameron | FanGraphs
Dave Cameron of FanGraphs discussed trends in first pitch swing decision in an effort to find out if today's hitters are selective or passive.
Triage in the Bronx by Shane Tourtellotte | The Hardball Times
Shane Tourtellotte provided a detailed comparison between the 2013 Yankees and the 1949 Yankees.
Fringe Average Podcast: Fringe Average: Episode 8 | Baseball Prospectus
The eighth episode of my favorite baseball podcast (well...second to the Beyond the Box Score Podcast) dropped earlier this week. Topics included: Latin American pitcher development, short players, and Eric Wedge's comments on Dustin Ackley.
The Pirates' Jason Grilli, 36, could be a first-time All-Star by Jack Moore | Sports on Earth
Jack Moore of Sports on Earth examined the adjustments made by Pirates pitcher Jason Grilli that led to his success.
Around SB Nation
Royals Hitting Coach Blames It On the Ballpark by Steven Goldman | SB Nation
Steven Goldman on how the Royals former hitting coach blamed the team's offensive struggles on the ballpark.
Organizational droughts: third base by Grant Brisbee | Baseball Nation
Grant Brisbee continued his series on organizational droughts, this time looking at third baseman.
Where Has Justin Morneau's Power Gone? by Bill Parker | SB Nation
Bill Parker set out to determine the cause of Justin Morneau's decline in power.
Outside the Sabersphere
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Anything by Malcolm Gladwell is guaranteed to be fascinating, I couldn't recommend his work more highly.