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Postby thetongueofire » Sat Sep 04, 2004 5:36 pm

wkelly91 wrote:Isn't Youkalis one of the money ball guys? :-?


both yes and no. the A's wanted to draft him in 01 but were uncessful. then they tried to trade for him before the 02 trading deadline. so hes never been in the A's organization but he was openly praised by Billy Beane and DePaudesta (now Dodgers GM) in Moneyball cos he drew a ton of walks. thats why he got the nickname the "Greek God of Walks". but im not sure if hes actually Greek or not. anyways, wkelly, nice to see you somewhere else than the politics forum. :-b
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Postby GrimZeke007 » Sat Sep 04, 2004 5:37 pm

thetongueofire wrote:
wkelly91 wrote:Isn't Youkalis one of the money ball guys? :-?


both yes and no. the A's wanted to draft him in 01 but were uncessful. then they tried to trade for him before the 02 trading deadline. so hes never been in the A's organization but he was openly praised by Billy Beane and DePaudesta (now Dodgers GM) in Moneyball cos he drew a ton of walks. thats why he got the nickname the "Greek God of Walks". but im not sure if hes actually Greek or not. anyways, wkelly, nice to see you somewhere else than the politics forum. :-b
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Postby ramble2 » Sun Sep 05, 2004 12:40 am

I'd say that the mere fact that Swisher has made it to bigs in 2 years, and that Teahan was part of a major trade that got the A's Dotel is good evidence that the 'Moneyball' theory is paying good dividends.

Not to get into the details, but it's about getting guys into your system who can contribute while still cheap, or who you can trade to shore up other needs. It's not simply about whether any individual player taken ends up a star or not.
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Postby jsmith378 » Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:00 pm

swisher just homered
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Postby wkelly91 » Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:46 am

thetongueofire wrote:
wkelly91 wrote:Isn't Youkalis one of the money ball guys? :-?


both yes and no. the A's wanted to draft him in 01 but were uncessful. then they tried to trade for him before the 02 trading deadline. so hes never been in the A's organization but he was openly praised by Billy Beane and DePaudesta (now Dodgers GM) in Moneyball cos he drew a ton of walks. thats why he got the nickname the "Greek God of Walks". but im not sure if hes actually Greek or not. anyways, wkelly, nice to see you somewhere else than the politics forum. :-b


Believe it or not, I am passionate about things other than politics ;-)
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Sep 06, 2004 5:32 am

wkelly91 wrote:
thetongueofire wrote:
wkelly91 wrote:Isn't Youkalis one of the money ball guys? :-?


both yes and no. the A's wanted to draft him in 01 but were uncessful. then they tried to trade for him before the 02 trading deadline. so hes never been in the A's organization but he was openly praised by Billy Beane and DePaudesta (now Dodgers GM) in Moneyball cos he drew a ton of walks. thats why he got the nickname the "Greek God of Walks". but im not sure if hes actually Greek or not. anyways, wkelly, nice to see you somewhere else than the politics forum. :-b


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Could have fooled me. Honestly, this is the first time I've seen you out of there. I guess since you boycotted it you have nothing else to do. Since the boycott was based on false premises, I assume you'll be back there to argue politics sometime soon after withdrawal kicks in :-?
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