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  1. Oakland's Ben Zobrist Deal Erases Any Doubt About Billy Bean...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On Saturday, the Oakland Athletics made a trade that forced us (and Josh Reddick) to reassess their offseason for at least the fourth time, acquiring utility legend Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Rays for catcher/DH John Jaso, 20-ye...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  2. Royals will be contenders again in 2015

    Christina Kahrl

    Perhaps the time to give Dayton Moore his due has long since come, not just because his team won an American League pennant -- believe me, as someone who grew up a fan of the Athletics, it would be nice if Team Moneyball could say even that much at s...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  3. Decades Before Moneyball, The Dallas Cowboys Used Advanced Stats ...

    A. Salam Qureishi grew up in India and knew nothing about football -- or America. And yet in the early 1960s, Qureishi, a computer programmer and statistician, helped the Dallas Cowboys overhaul their scouting system, replacing hunches with hard numb...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  4. Pac-12 morning links

    Kevin Gemmell

    Dear God, it's me, Jonah Hill... from "Moneyball." Leading off Well, this is shaping up nicely for the Pac-12, isn't it? Two teams are ranked in the top 10, one from the North and one from the South -- seemingly on a collision course in the Pac...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  5. Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi plans to study San Francisco...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers won the past two division titles, finished six games ahead of the San Francisco Giants this past season and still had to watch their rivals celebrate their third World Series title in five seasons.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2014
  6. Former Boston Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis retires

    Former Boston Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis is retiring, his agent says.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  7. Evidence suggests the famed "Moneyball" mindset has run its cours...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler lays out recent evidence suggesting that the teams that have succeeded in recent playoffs and during the regular season are the teams that have a more aggressive approach at the plate, then details why they might have that approach.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  8. Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles doing things differently

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Royals and Orioles are set to face off in the ALCS, and they've gotten to this point with an offensive approach that usually doesn't breed success.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2014
  9. K.C. Masterpiece

    Rany Jazayerli

    It's weird to root for something that goes against what you believe in, but that's where I found myself as I flew out of O'Hare yesterday morning to watch the Royals play the A's in the American League wild-card game, Kansas Cit...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  10. MLB - Oakland A's Billy Beane a different Moneyball script

    Jim Caple

    Our Hollywood sleuths have discovered the secret script for "Moneyball 2," and guess what? A's general manager Billy Beane is singing a different tune this time around.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2014
  11. ‘I’m Not a Visionary’: The Staggering Career Ar...

    Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan

    Steven Soderbergh has never told a straight story. Not one of his 26 feature-length films or two television series has played out in a linear fashion. Jump cuts, flashbacks, hallucinations, videotaped segments, dream sequences, unreliable narrators,...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  12. Liverpool spend big on depth

    Richard Jolly

    Liverpool

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2014
  13. Does James Rodríguez Fit In at Real Madrid?

    Mike L. Goodman

    Normal rules do not apply to Real Madrid. President Florentino Perez laughs at your Moneyball. He mocks your concerns over things like value. Real Madrid are different. They are the best team. They have the most money. Whoever they want, they...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  14. Greatness in the Uncommon: Sports, Narrative Fiction, and Netflix...

    Michael Baumann

    A renegade owner takes over a minor league baseball team and assembles a group of castoffs. Those castoffs then start winning, much to the chagrin of organized baseball, and much to the delight of fans in a market that almost everyone thought had aba...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  15. Billion-Dollar Billy Beane

    The film version of "Moneyball" depicts many establishment baseball types as ignorant of where wins in baseball come from and clueless about how to properly value talent. Take, for example, the scene when John Henry --...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  16. 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