I just finished reading the book Moneyball by Michael Lewis. Moneyball tells the story of the Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane and his approach to putting a ball team together. Saddled with the problem of having no money, Billy breaks conventional wisdom and begins to put a ball team together using undervalued players with certain characteristics.
Using new statistical data he finds that offense is better then defense. So he now starts looking at people who have better offense numbers. ...Continue Reading →