The Astros manager and former major leaguer talks white balance, belt loops, brains, coffee, psychology, career tracks, showing up Kevin Mitchell, and draft negotiations.
Analytics all but demands paying the lowest wages the market will bear, even for its analysts. Why smart teams will ignore that demand.
How a simple baseball quote has taken over every arena of public thought.
Kicking off a new series focusing on baseball-related academic literature. Today: Did Moneyball really shift the market for OBP?
What does it mean that the league suddenly shifted its pitch selection just as the A’s suddenly shifted into a full-scale meltdown?
Would you rather have the best GM or the best prospect for the future of your franchise? And more importantly, how would you determine the answer?
It’s not so easy to bamboozle teams looking for summer relief.
At one position, the A’s are still Moneyballing like it’s 1999.
In addition to exploiting lefty-righty matchups, the A’s also have a significant edge in the air.
Oakland’s success this year is all the more surprising considering they have departed from the small-market blueprint perfected by Tampa Bay.
Decades before Billy Beane and Ricardo Rincon, there was Steve Boros and “computer baseball.”
A short sabermetric take on last year’s best picture, according to the Academy.
How can we reconcile Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes signing with the team’s latest rebuilding efforts and its surplus of Stepford outfielders?