Re: Why in the world do people say that Choo doesn't hit well against lefty?
I guess it is ONE base metric to evaluate talent, but when I read Moneyball, it seemed to me that the crux was to find players that performed like a veteran player (ideally knowing hoe to play the game) and not relying on the five tool Beane-esque players, because the A's could not afford the free agents. In the end, what made Beane a genius was Hudson, Mulder, Zito along with Tejada and Giambi. What made Epstein successful was Schilling, Martinez then Beckett and ManRam + Big Papi. Any manager will have success with those players. Epstein and Beane did not win championships because Scott Hatteberg and Kevin Youkilis.
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