Previously on Beyond the Box Score
Introducing "The Roger Dorn," a Pinch Hit Hit By Pitch by Blake Murphy - Beyond the Box Score
As baseball fans, we all have an obligation to laugh at the scene in Major League II where Roger Dorn is hit by a pitch and immediately lifted for a pinch runner. Blake uses that clip as inspiration to find out who the real life Roger Dorn is.
The Next Tom Seaver or the First Matt Harvey by Ryan Potter - Beyond the Box Score
Matt Harvey continues to make pitching in the big leagues look easy, garnering comparisons to another great Mets' starter. Ryan Potter looks at the similarities between the two and manages to seamlessly work a reference to the Joker in as well.
Around the Sabersphere
The Mets and Twins should remember Joakim Soria by Dave Cameron - FanGraphs
The buzz going around is that neither Bobby Parnell nor Glen Perkins is available right now. Dave offers up the example of Joakim Soria as a cautionary tale regarding reliever attrition and why those teams should move their closers now.
Homer Bailey, Phil Hughes, and the Diverging Paths of Pitching Prospects by Ben Lindbergh - Baseball Prospectus
In 2007 Phil Hughes and Homer Bailey were 1a and 1b as far as pitching prospects were concerned. Six seasons into their careers, they are still remarkably similar, but one pitcher is on the rise while one seems to have stalled out. Can we expect more of the same moving forward?
Is Selig Preparing to Use the Nuclear Option? by Wendy Thurm - FanGraphs
The Biogensis suspensions are nearing, and it's yet to be dertemined exactly what will happen to these players. Using the CBA, Wendy weighs in on what is fair.
Around SB Nation
Moneyball, Ten Years Later by son of ptbarnum - Athletics Nation
I'm sure the book (and now possibly the movie) Moneyball has inspired its fair share of saber-oriented fans over the last ten years, making it one of the most important baseball books ever written. Amazingly, though, many, many, people missed the point of what the story was about, including some of the A's broadcast team. In an effort to find real meaning in the book, one of AN's authors decided to reread it and the resulting article is fantastic.
A Photographic Study of Errors by Grant Brisbee - Baseball Nation
Just what it sounds like, but slightly more entertaining.
Prospect of the Day: Danny Salazar by John Sickels Minor League Ball
Did you see that Salazar had a tremendous MLB debut today (6 innings, 1 run, 7 K's) and you want to know more about him? John has you covered.
Outside the Sabersphere