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06-06-2012, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by MaxPac67 View Post
Toronto isn't exactly in a Moneyball situation, Unlike the Oakland's & the Tampa Bay's. Toronto's grown as large as Chicago! Besides it's owned by Rogers it's own Network, they almost don't mind losing some money for TV filler, where they just make it back.

You can see some smart acquisitions though in Rasmus & Santos. I hope Alex gets his 5 years, I think he's on the right track.
I don't view "Moneyball" as a small-market team winning or doing weird stuff. That's how Michael Lewis portrayed Oakland in his book but the Bill James' chapters are more informative of the overall philosophy of asking questions, forming hypotheses, collecting the data to test those hypotheses, and so on.

It's more about innovation and attempted innovation than it is the size of the market.

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