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This team is, in essence, a refutation of Moneyball’s central thesis
Removed from a narrative that suggests that the obscure and unloved likes of Chad Bradford—and by proxy, Beane’s shrewd evaluations—were responsible for the old A’s success, it amounts to this: You should value things that are worth more than they cost. As morals go, this is one of Lewis’ better ones.
This team is, in essence, a refutation of Moneyball’s central thesis: the idea that the world makes sense and that someone who’s smart or at least attentive can figure it out
this should buy Beane at least another half-decade of no accountability when things inevitably go south.
a faceless group, full of random white guys
And did he really link approvingly to Paul Lebowitz to make that argument?
So now that the A's are down 0-2 in the playoffs the Beane-bashers are back. Go figure.
When the A's win, Beane is a genius. When they lose, baseball is an unpredictable game and they were unlucky in playing and unfair game.
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