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    Box of Frogs edabbs44's Avatar
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    Interesting looking baseball book coming out in a few months

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    How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First

    What happens when three financial industry whiz kids and certified baseball nuts take over an ailing major league franchise and implement the same strategies that fueled their success on Wall Street? In the case of the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays, an American League championship happens—the culmination of one of the greatest turnarounds in baseball history.
    http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/d...=9780345517654

    Hopefully it is as good as it looks.

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    Re: Interesting looking baseball book coming out in a few months

    Jonah Kerri's baseball musings are usually a very worthwhile read.

    He podcasts too. Here's a link in case anyone is interested:

    http://jonahkeri.com/2010/12/27/podcast-13/
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    Re: Interesting looking baseball book coming out in a few months

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
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    How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First



    http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/d...=9780345517654

    Hopefully it is as good as it looks.
    Preorder at Amazon for $17....
    "This isn’t stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Re: Interesting looking baseball book coming out in a few months

    2nd the notion. Really enjoy his podcast.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.


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