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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.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a page turner as many of his books are.Published 1 day ago by Paul B
According to editorial reviews here on Amazon, Mark Gerson of the Weekly Standard once said that this book, Moneyball, "may be the best book ever written on business. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Zachary Thomas
A very interesting a fun book to read it was my summer book to read and it was much better then the movie and I liked the movie.Published 11 days ago by joseph p bukal
The item met the product description and shipped in a timely manner.Published 13 days ago by Kyle K.
if you are interested in how the teams like the Athletics are winning now, and hopefully the future of the Cubs, check it out!Published 15 days ago by Clint Snider
Despite not being a huge baseball fan and/or statistician, I really enjoyed Moneyball, chiefly, the interpersonal relationships between manager, scouts, and players, and the... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Laurel Wade
This is such a great book! It is a great lesson in how to add value to any business venture in which one decides to execute. Read morePublished 20 days ago by SnowyLeopard