September 18, 2002

So that's how he does it. : The New Yorker's James Surowiecki dissects Billy Beane's (remarkably successful) strategy as general manager of the Oakland A's: He's built his organization around sabermetrics.

posted by mattpfeff to baseball at 01:49 PM - 5 comments

(Apologies for the link to the obvious Google results page -- the first few results were all useful and informative, but no one of them seemed definitive to me.)

posted by mattpfeff at 01:53 PM on September 18, 2002

The Village Voice covered similar ground during spring training: Geeks Infiltrate Baseball's Front Offices; Conventional Wisdom Flees

posted by yerfatma at 02:06 PM on September 18, 2002

All I want for Christmas is to have Billy Beane in Boston next season. Where there's cash, there's a way.

posted by jerseygirl at 03:18 PM on September 18, 2002

No way. I want him in Milwaukee. But this looks like an approach that anyone could develop given enough practice. The problem is no one would hire you.

posted by shackbar at 12:38 AM on September 19, 2002

Rob Neyer at has been praising Beane for just this reason for years. For my money, he's one of the most entertaining baseball writers on the web (he seems to take the medium into account). His quick hits section also bears some relation to a sports blog; unfortunately you have to search a bit for links.

posted by trox at 09:54 AM on September 19, 2002

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