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03-04-2013, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by OccupySheen View Post
You are proving my point, moneyball was about taking advantage of under-valued skills. the red sox simply had big name players all over their team, very few homegrown. The rays have taken it to the next level, but the difference between baseball and hockey, is the rays can get compensatory picks for letting guys walk. though they also have no problem making trades. If the NHL had a similar pick system things would be alot different
You're confusing Sabremetrics principals with why Billy Beane was using them. Beane loved a guy like Youkillis and tried to acquire him but wasn't able to. When Kevin became a free agent, Oakland couldn't afford him while Boston was able to pay whatever he wanted to keep him. You don't think that if Beane had the money he would still want Youkillis?

Moneyball was just the name of the book guys, Sabremetrics was a new way of using advanced stats to look at players in a different way. Using advanced stats on a rich team just gave them even more of an advantage.

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