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Lewis was in the room with the A's top management as they spent the summer of 2002 adding and subtracting players and he provides outstanding play-by-play. In the June player draft, Beane acquired nearly every prospect he coveted (few of whom were coveted by other teams) and at the July trading deadline he engaged in a tense battle of nerves to acquire a lefty reliever. Besides being one of the most insider accounts ever written about baseball, Moneyball is populated with fascinating characters. We meet Jeremy Brown, an overweight college catcher who most teams project to be a 15th round draft pick (Beane takes him in the first). Sidearm pitcher Chad Bradford is plucked from the White Sox triple-A club to be a key set-up man and catcher Scott Hatteberg is rebuilt as a first baseman. But the most interesting character is Beane himself. A speedy athletic can't-miss prospect who somehow missed, Beane reinvents himself as a front-office guru, relying on players completely unlike, say, Billy Beane. Lewis, one of the top nonfiction writers of his era (Liar's Poker, The New New Thing), offers highly accessible explanations of baseball stats and his roadmap of Beane's economic approach makes Moneyball an appealing reading experience for business people and sports fans alike. --John Moe
This was an amazing book. It got me to think about life and the fact that there are likely aspects we hold as true, that are in fact not true, and possibly completely wrong. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Bsmith
Unless you are a real baseball nut, this book could be a little boring. I wish it would of had a little more action instead of just the money side of baseball.Published 18 days ago by Billy P.
Read the boom after watching the movie. The book really provides a detailed and exciting overview about the stats method ised by Billy Beane. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Santa
Great. Great is the word I would use to describe the book Moneyball. I believe that you should buy this book because it tells the story of how you don’t need to be the richest... Read morePublished 27 days ago by tyle6871
Excellent read. Technical enough to interest "Seam-heads", but not so much that it would bore everyone else.Published 28 days ago by Esteban