Previously on Beyond the Box Score
The Best and Worst of 2013's Intentional Walks by Blake Murphy | Beyond the Box Score
Blake Murphy examined intentional walks and broke down this season's best and worst free passes.
Jeff Francoeur's Fate and Yasiel Puig's Future by Andrew Shen | Beyond the Box Score
Andrew Shen discussed the comparison drawn between Yasiel Puig and Jeff Francoeur.
Yasiel Puig: Rookie Season Simulation by Max Weinstein | Beyond the Box Score
Max Weinstein created a simulation to try to figure out what Yasiel Puig's final numbers for the season will look like.
BtBS Podcast #69: Canada and America, BFFs | Beyond the Box Score
Blake Murphy and Bryan Grosnick discussed the BtBS All Star Teams, Homer Bailey's no-hitter, and previewed the upcoming weekend in baseball.
Around the Sabersphere
The Fringe Five: Baseball’s Most Compelling Fringe Prospects by Carson Cistulli | FanGraphs
Carson Cistulli of FanGraphs looked at some of baseball's less heralded prospects.
Understanding Minor League Levels by Jeff Moore | The Hardball Times
Jeff Moore of The Hardball Times provided an in depth refresher course on the different levels of minor league baseball.
The Lineup Card: 8 Things We Learned in the First Half | Baseball Prospectus
The staff at Baseball Prospectus outlined 8 things we learned over the course of the first 81 games.
Bullpen Problems Are Holding the Detroit Tigers Back by Marc Normandin | Sports on Earth
Marc Normandin of Sports on Earth expounded on the Tigers bullpen problems.
Around SB Nation
Manny Ramirez Signs With Rangers on Minor-League Deal by Rodger Sherman | SB Nation
Manny will continue to be Manny as he brings his traveling circus to Texas. Rodger Sherman provided the details.
Diamondbacks Trade Rumors: Arizona Talking Yovani Gallardo, John Axford, Jim Henderson, Others With Milwaukee by Matt Sullivan | SB Nation
Matt Sullivan provided the details on a possible trade between the Brewers and Diamondbacks.
If Yanks Fade, Kuroda, Not Hughes, Is the Prize by Cee Angi | SB Nation
Cee Angi explained why teams seeking pitching help should target Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda instead of the much younger Phil Hughes.
Outside the Sabersphere
Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail
Jay-Z's new album dropped last night as an exclusive to Samsung Mobile owners. Or at least it was supposed to. I looked forward to this release for weeks and planned to include a link to a streaming copy of the album here. However, I wound up listening to the album on Power 105.1 like a schmuck. Manga Carta Holy Grail is wonderful, but if you clicked the link above then the only thing I have to say to you is: Got heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeem!