Steve Van Slyke's Reviews > Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Moneyball by Michael Lewis
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Jan 06, 11

bookshelves: sports
Read in June, 2005

I read this back when it came out about five years ago so the details are now fuzzy, but I remember enjoying it immensely even though my Seattle Mariners have suffered grievously at the hands Billy Beane's Oakland A's and their paltry payroll budget. The insights into how the classic methods of evalutating baseball talent have not done well against the newer statistical methods was fascinating, as well as glimpses into the art of the deal, the really complex ones involving three or more teams and a dozen players. If nothing else it gives hope to fans of all teams that don't have budgets like the Yankees, Mets and Red Sox.
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