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Postby bucsfan04 » Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:32 pm

Anybody else read the book Moneyball. If not, then u should. its about Billy Beane and how he still manages to win 90 games with the lowest budget in baseball. very good, i recommend it.
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Postby KPucks » Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:09 pm

I've read it. Great book. I think there are some threads from when it came out. They areprobably a few pages down the General Forum section.
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Postby bucsfan04 » Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:59 am

KPucks wrote:I've read it. Great book. I think there are some threads from when it came out. They areprobably a few pages down the General Forum section.


Thanks.
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Postby DK » Tue Apr 20, 2004 6:02 pm

I also read the book. Next to Bill James (anything written by James), it's the best baseball book out there.
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Postby zEli173 » Wed Apr 28, 2004 9:14 pm

If yoe care enough about baseball to register at the Cafe then consider it a must read.
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Postby Liberty30 » Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:12 pm

Excellent book. I also reccommend The Teammates by David Halberstam.

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Postby GucciBaseballs » Sat May 01, 2004 12:44 pm

great book, but moneyball theory is baf for fantasy baseball because they don't steal. Guys like Jermaine Dye could be stealing 20 bases. Vernon Wells also because the Jays are run by Beane disciple J.P Ricciardi
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Postby bucsfan04 » Sat May 01, 2004 6:17 pm

Yea, fantasy baseball doesn't benefit from Billy Beane.
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Postby KPucks » Sat May 01, 2004 8:38 pm

bucsfan04 wrote:Yea, fantasy baseball doesn't benefit from Billy Beane.


I don't know why, but reading this just made me laugh, but I agree, some guys slide down my rankings if they go to a team where I know they won't steal.
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Postby frog99 » Sat May 01, 2004 9:51 pm

however the draft class that was praised so highly in Moneyball is looking like a flop right now (well maybe not a flop, but hardly an amazing draft)... accodring to the reports i have only Blanton really has a chance of being a great player, though Brown and Swisher should make it to the majors.
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