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01-17-2012, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by PWJunior View Post
My reference to Moneyball was how Billy Beane basically reduced the game of baseball to pure statistics with almost no regard for the nuances of the game. The A's didn't play small ball, no stolen bases, etc.
And it was a damn good strategy. A perennial contender with no money to spend, no problem with that. The only reason why Beane's A's aren't the same anymore is because of efficient markets. Walks and Home Runs are good, everybody caught on.

Statistics obviously play a big role in sports, but it should not be the ONLY criteria for judging a player. There is a lot more to any sport than just the numbers. This guy Greenberg is essentially doing the same thing.
I agree with you in hockey, a more team oriented sport, but not baseball. Statistics are by far the best way to judge a player, unless we are talking prospect projection.

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