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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Title:Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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ISBN:0393324818
Number of Pages:317

Epic book online Books by: Michael Lewis Billy Beane general manager of MLB s Oakland A s and protagonist of Michael Lewis s i Moneyball i had a problem how to win in the Major Leagues with a budget that s smaller than that of nearly every other team Conventional wisdom long held that big name highly athletic hitters and young pitchers with rocket arms were the ticket to success But Beane and his staff buoyed by massive amounts of carefully interpreted statistical data believed that wins could be had by more affordable methods such as hitters with high on base percentage and pitchers who get lots of ground outs Given this information and a tight budget Beane defied tradition and his own scouting department to build winning teams of young affordable players and inexpensive castoff veterans p Lewis was in the room with the A s top management as they spent the summer of adding and subtracting players and he provides outstanding play by play In the June player draft Beane acquired nearly every prospect he coveted few of whom were coveted by other teams and at the July trading deadline he engaged in a tense battle of nerves to acquire a lefty reliever Besides being one of the most insider accounts ever written about baseball i Moneyball i is populated with fascinating characters We meet Jeremy Brown an overweight college catcher who most teams project to be a th round draft pick Beane takes him in the first Sidearm pitcher Chad Bradford is plucked from the White Sox triple A club to be a key set up man and catcher Scott Hatteberg is rebuilt as a first baseman But the most interesting character is Beane himself A speedy athletic can t miss prospect who somehow missed Beane reinvents himself as a front office guru relying on players completely unlike say Billy Beane Lewis one of the top nonfiction writers of his era i Liar s Poker i i The New New Thing i offers highly accessible explanations of baseball stats and his roadmap of Beane s economic approach makes i Moneyball i an appealing reading experience for business people and sports fans alike i John Moe i p

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