Previously on Beyond the Box Score
Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Calling Games by Andrew Shen | Beyond the Box Score
Andrew Shen discussed Jarrod Saltalamacchia how important a catcher's pitching-calling decisions are and how we might quantify them?
Eric Stults: The Most Surprising Pitcher of 2013 by Ryan Potter | Beyond the Box Score
I provided an inside the numbers look at Eric Stults, who has emerged from replacement level obscurity to become the de facto ace of the San Diego Padres.
BtBS Podcast #70: High Stakes by Blake Murphy and Bryan Grosnick | Beyond the Box Score
Blake and Bryan discussed the Mets, All Star Weekend and more.
Celebrating No-Hitters: Positive Tradition or Inertial Reasoning? by Matt Hunter | Beyond the Box Score
Matt Hunter examined the discussion of how baseball fans should regard no-hitters.
Around the Sabersphere
Word Going Around on Yasiel Puig by Jeff Sullivan | FanGraphs
Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs took a look at how teams are adapting their approach towards Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig.
Divisional Games and Higher Offense by Shane Tourtellotte | The Hardball Times
Shane Tourtellotte of The Hardball Times examined whether batters fare better against pitchers in their own division.
Painting the Black: Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, and Intervention by R.J. Anderson | Baseball Prospectus
R.J. Anderson of Baseball Prospectus discussed the effect Royals hitting coach George Brett has had on Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas.
Matt Garza is Probably Not in the Cubs' Long-Term Plans by Marc Normandin | Sports on Earth
Marc Normandin of Sports on Earth laid out the Cubs strategy for dealing Matt Garza as the trade deadline approaches.
Around SB Nation
Yu Darvish Injury: Rangers RHP Placed on DL With Strained Trapezius Muscle | SB Nation
Louis Bien provided the details on Rangers SP Yu Darvish's injury.
MLB Biogenesis Scandal: Poorly-Timed Suspensions Worse Than Juicing - SB Nation
Steven Goldman explains why having 20 players suspended for steroid use is worse for baseball than players using steroids.
Home Run Derby 2013: Time, Date, Roster, Odds, Format and Rules by Kurt Mensching | Bless You Boys
Kurt Mensching of Bless You Boys laid out the details for this year's Home Run Derby.
Outside the Sabersphere
HBO's The Newsroom
The second season of one of my favorite shows currently on TV premiers this Sunday on HBO. You still have time to binge watch the first season in time for the premier, but you'll have to sacrifice the more trivial things in life, such as sleep, socializing with other humans and watching baseball.