Previously on Beyond the Box Score
Matt Garza and Zack Greinke: a Trade Deadline Comparison by Charlie Adams | Beyond the Box Score
Charlie Adams compares Cubs SP Matt Garza with Zack Greinke, who was in a similar situation at this time last season as the "big-time starting pitcher on the move".
The Historic First Halves of 2013 by Julian Levine | Beyond the Box Score
Julian Levine looked at players who made history in the first half of the 2013 season.
First Half MVP Awards by Matt Hunter | Beyond the Box Score
Matt Hunter named his first half MVP winners for the AL and NL.
2013 Home Run Derby: Analyzing the hitters by HRD by Chris St. John | Beyond the Box Score
Chris St. John broke down the 2013 Home Run Derby participants by home run damage (HRD).
Around the Sabersphere
The Worst of the Best: The Wildest Swings of the First Half by Jeff Sullivan | FanGraphs
Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs revealed the worst swings taken in the first half.
Can the Bucs Take Down the Cards in the Second Half? by Jonathan Bernhardt | Sports on Earth
Jonathan Bernhardt of Sports on Earth previewed the second half for the National League.
Unlikely Success by Alex Connors | The Hardball Times
Alex Connors of The Hardball Times claimed the Red Sox' success is due in large part to an unlikely contributor, John Lackey.
The Lineup Card: Nine Second-Half Storylines | Baseball Prospectus
The staff at Baseball Prospectus laid out the best second half storylines.
Around SB Nation
The Home Run Derby Drew Higher Ratings Than Any NBA Playoff Game on ESPN | SB Nation
Ricky O'Donnell provided details on the surprising popularity of this season's Home Run Derby.
6 Bold Predictions for Baseball's Second Half by Cee Angi | SB Nation
Cee Angi laid out some predictions for the second half.
Weep Not For the Endangered First Baseman | SB Nation
Bill Hanstock looked at the supposed decline in talent at 1B.
Outside the Sabersphere
HowStuffWorks "Stuff You Should Know"
I've recently become a fan of How Stuff Works' series "Stuff You Should Know" and "Stuff You Missed in History Class". Anyone who is in constant pursuit of being a well-rounded citizen should enjoy this.