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  1. Are Giants and A's really so different?

    Rob Neyer

    Reacting to a quote from a Giants executive -- "We've shown 'Moneyball' is a bunch of garbage." -- Mike Silva has this: Paul DePodesta did say his definition of "Moneyball" is finding undervalued players. I believe two key contributors, Juan Uribe...

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  2. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are just happy to help the ball club, and are going to take things one click at a time ... * Yes, things are looking good for the Moneyball movie. But it's not set to start shooting until July, and nothing's for sure until the camera...

    Blog | April 14, 2010
  3. Were the 'fat scouts' right all along?

    Rob Neyer

    Over at FanGraphs, Dave Cameron relates Moneyball, scouts, and a newfound emphasis on defense. His big finish: The teams that use statistical analysis the most are doing what their scouts have been recommending for years. Stats geeks are validating...

    Blog | December 28, 2009
  4. The meaning of Randy Wolf (Part 2)

    Rob Neyer

    Today on Boston's WEEI, our own Buster Olney said this: Olney said general managers around the league are looking for value with a Moneyball-type approach, and it's having a big affect on the free agent market. "I think quite literally you've got a...

    Blog | December 09, 2009
  5. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links would undoubtedly rank No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, if only they were a book ... * The 2010 edition of The Bill James Handbook is out (yes, already), and I'm sure I'll have more to say about that in the coming weeks. ...

    Blog | November 11, 2009
  6. Francona managing by the numbers?

    Rob Neyer

    John Harper on the surprise ending to the Red Sox's season: The Red Sox love their numbers, we know that. Bill James, the godfather of sabermetrics, is a consultant to the organization. GM Theo Epstein is a "Moneyball" disciple, and on...

    Blog | October 13, 2009
  7. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were approved by all 2,750 (last I checked) of my followers ... * The "Moneyball" movie's on life support? No matter. According to Andrew Dansby, the next great baseball movie will soon be showing up on your TV ...

    Blog | July 13, 2009
  8. Moneyball (the movie) lives! (sort of)

    Rob Neyer

    It was alive. Then it was dead. Then it was alive again. Then it was dead again. And today, thanks to the truly bizarre nature of the movie business, it seems that "Moneyball" lives yet again. Variety's Marc Graser: Sony is still game ...

    Blog | July 09, 2009
  9. Michael Lewis on Art Howe

    Rob Neyer

    Last night (as you might recall), I linked to Steve Kettmann's piece about the aborted "Moneyball" movie, and excerpted (among other things) these passages: "Moneyball" famously made Howe out to be both a rube and a clown, a ...

    Blog | July 08, 2009
  10. In Hollywood, piffle trumps truth

    Rob Neyer

    Steve Kettmann really, really wanted to see Steven Soderbergh's version of Moneyball, and from everything I've read and heard, Kettmann's version of the project's (apparent) demise is fairly spot-on. He's got some interesting thin...

    Blog | July 07, 2009
  11. Co-starring Bill James! (sort of)

    Rob Neyer

    In the ongoing saga of the Moneyball movie, this odd bit of news from director Steven Soderbergh: Bill James is going to be a cartoon character. I mean, literally ... One area in which the Oscar-winning director will not be striving for realism, how...

    Blog | May 06, 2009
  12. Soderbergh on Moneyball

    Rob Neyer

    Steven Soderbergh on what must might be the next great baseball movie: "We have the dramatic building blocks, so the question is how real can we make the world?" the director asked while promoting his feature about a high-class escort, &qu...

    Blog | May 01, 2009
  13. Coming soon to a theater near you: Moneyball!

    Rob Neyer

    Finally, it's really happening this time: Columbia Pictures and director Steven Soderbergh have set Demetri Martin to star alongside Brad Pitt in "Moneyball," the adaptation of the Michael Lewis book about ballplayer-turned-Oakland Ath...

    Blog | April 21, 2009
  14. Cust stands out as the ultimate '3-TOG'

    Rob Neyer

    Today's game has more players who either hit a home run, walk or strike out than ever before, but the ultimate "Three True Outcome" player is Oakland's Jack Cust.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2008
  15. MLB is swimming in revenues

    Rob Neyer

    There's a reason teams overpay for starting pitching year after year: Proven VeteransTM Syndrome.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2005
  16. A's look like 90-win team

    Rob Neyer

    Just looking at the Oakland Athletics' roster, you might not guess it. But Billy Beane is playing moneyball again.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2005