wrveres wrote:jimmyrad wrote:SouthBronxBombers wrote:I did not contradict myself, because the Braves are not using the moneyball approach. Brian Jordan and Raul Mondesi do not fit the moneyball mold. That they have a limited payroll does not mean they are following moneyball, that is just ridiculous, which is essentially what you are claiming.
Okay, then explain to me why this ISN'T the Moneyball approach. You are missing the point that you don't HAVE to do everything Billy Beane suggested in the book to be taking a "Moneyball" approach. The point of Moneyball, which I tried to explain though you missed it (let it be noted that Billy Beane has also tried to explain this,) is to limit wasting money. The point is not: "Spend money on OBP and college pitchers." If that is all you took from it, you are either reading the cliffnotes version of it, or regurgitating the opinions of someone that has read the cliffnotes version.
so, the whole book said ...
"don't waste money" ...? ? ?
THANK YOU MR BEANE.
All teams try not to waste money obviously (except maybe the Yankees). Moneyball, or sabermetrics shows you HOW not to waste money, and where to spend it to maximize the return on it. And don't make an opinion on people who believe in sabermetrics from people who are koolaid drinking Beane fans. I don't form an opinion on old-schoolers based solely on Morgan/Yanks04, so it goes both ways.