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2002 'Moneyball' draft class in review

A's had some success stories, but they also had an unwitting victim -- Jeremy Brown

Updated: September 24, 2011, 12:04 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

If Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane is the engine that drives "Moneyball" -- the book and movie versions -- Jeremy Brown plays the role of the caboose. He got dragged along for the ride, and became an unwitting victim in the process.

The concept of "Moneyball" is rooted in measurables over intangibles, progressive thinking over conventional wisdom and the never-ending quest to find undervalued assets, and no player better represents the Oakland franchise's approach to roster-building ...

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