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  1. Will Iowa's 'Moneyball' recruiting pay off?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Anyone who follows Iowa football, even casually, knows the Hawkeyes are a developmental program -- and damn proud of it. They've repeatedly taken the overlooked and underappreciated and made them into excellent college players, and NFL draft picks. ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  2. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa Hawkeyes take Moneyball approach to recruiting...

    Jeremy Crabtree

    The Iowa Hawkeyes can't recruit like the big-money programs, but their Moneyball approach is paying off.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  3. Oakland Athletics need to make a move at the trade deadline - MLB...

    Paul Swydan

    The time has come for the Moneyball A's to cash in and chase a title, writes Paul Swydan.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  4. Moneyball, before Moneyball was cool

    Alex Kaufman

    One of the best-kept secrets in Cleveland sports is not who the Cavs will take with the first pick in the NBA draft, or who the Browns' starting quarterback will be come fall. Rather, it is a computer program you've probably never heard of. But for y...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  5. Rays are done; time to trade David Price

    David Schoenfield

    In "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," Michael Lewis wrote, "The sheer quantity of brain power that hurled itself voluntarily and quixotically into the search for new baseball knowledge was either exhilarating or depressing, depending on ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  6. The Myth of the First-Pitch Strike

    Joe Lemire

    People often say that strike one is the best pitch in a pitcher's arsenal. Increasingly, box scores tally first-pitch strikes, and broadcasters tout their efficacy. The concept has seeped so far into our collective consciousness that it even has...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  7. Cannes Diary, Day 6: Somebody Wants to Win the Festival and It&rs...

    Wesley Morris

    We're at the stage of Cannes when people are beginning to think about Saturday. That's when Jane Campion's jury will announce its prizewinner, and there's some uncertainty about which way the jurors are leaning...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  8. Yankees shifting philosophy on defense

    Danny Knobler | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

    About the time the "Moneyball" movie came out, a spoof trailer made its way around the Internet. "Too Much Moneyball," it was called, and it presented the New York Yankees as the very opposite of everything Moneyball and the Oakland A's stood for. ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  9. Boston Red Sox fully expect tight AL East race

    Gordon Edes

    The Sox believe they'll play better, but will it be enough to win the division?

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  10. What's The Best Way To Build a Major League Baseball Team?

    "Moneyball" told the story of a plucky Oakland A's team that exploited market inefficiencies, overcame the loss of several excellent players and went on to have one of the best seven-year runs in franchise history. Today...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  11. Hot Property: Let’s Turn Michael Lewis’s Best-Selling...

    John Lopez

    After The Blind Side and Moneyball (and all their Oscar cachet), Michael Lewis could write a Yelp review and Hollywood would option it. That's just about what producer Scott Rudin did, acquiring Lewis's l...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  12. Sunday notes: Jets playing 'Moneyball'

    Rich Cimini

    Thoughts and observations on the New York Jets: 1. Penny pinchers: For those not happy with John Idzik's conservative approach to free agency... well, you may not want to read this. It will raise your ire to a new level. Right now, the Jets hav...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  13. Tim Howard says Roberto Martinez makes Everton fearless

    Mike Whalley

    Everton news

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2014
  14. Beane Counters

    Jonah Keri

    On the long list of days that changed the game of baseball, October 17, 1997, might not stand out to many people. It was a milestone, though: That's when the Oakland A's hired a 35-year-old busted former outfield prospect named Billy Beane...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  15. SABR Day 3: Evolution versus revolution

    Christina Kahrl

    PHOENIX -- As the third and last day of SABR's third Analytics Conference wound down, I wanted to focus on the question that I came into it with, asking whether or not sabermetrics today is more revolutionary or evolutionary. Moneyball's pop culture ...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  16. Moneyball …; But With Money

    Jonah Keri

    Not too long ago, David Ortiz looked like he might be cooked. Boston's hulking DH had posted huge numbers through the first three and a half months of the 2012 season, hitting .316/.414/.609 with 23 homers and 25 doubles in just 89 games...

    Blog | March 13, 2014