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Cashing In on the New Moneyball

What are the untapped secrets to building a winning baseball team on the cheap?

Originally Published: June 8, 2011
By Bill Barnwell

What, exactly, has happened in the eight years that have passed since the publication of Moneyball? Billy Beane, Thor to Bill James' Odin, the hero of the book, rejected the Red Sox, only to see them co-opt his front-office philosophies and turn them into two world championships. The Moneyball A's retreated to midtable obscurity after some of Beane's ideas flopped. Purists and casual fans soured on the entire idea of sabermetrics, classifying it as a pseudo-science created by a cabal ...

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