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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 text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The inside baseball the author has knowledge of is authentic. I enjoyed the book from cover to cover.Published 1 day ago by Frankie C
Was hoping this would explain how people could stand in a field, catch a ball every few days while making millions. I'm 86% sure I can do that. The search continues.Published 2 days ago by JRSeattle
From beginning to end I loved this book! Great fun to read, an engaging story, and the best part is that it's all true!Published 3 days ago by John Detlefs
Drive thoughts very relevant for managing companies towards value creation. Excellent book!Published 8 days ago by Martin Navratil
In addition to this book, I also watched the movie.
Learned a lot from both
It helps with what I do share on http://www.mmo.ng
I recently re-read Moneyball. It was selected for book club discussion at work. It held up surprisingly well. Read morePublished 13 days ago by E. Schmitz
Great book. But I don't know what "Movie Tie-in Edition" means beside the fact that the cover looks like a picture from the movie, and the title has "(Movie Tie-in... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Nick Roosevelt
this book is a great read for ANY sports fan (baseball or not, A's or not), historian, financial \ economic enthusiast, or just a person wanting to see a new idea... Read more