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monkeydoes wrote: »
how much better is the book? still recommend reading over watching?
tim_s wrote: »
mulder, zito& hudson wanted too much money?
Hextall wrote: »
It didn't really fit into the narrative of how Beane fielded a team that could compete with the Yankees/Red Sox (I think the starters were marginalized in the book too). That's the biggest knock against what the story of Moneyball... that while Beane did some very interesting signings based on some ignored offensive attributes, his real success was having 3 of the best starting pitchers in the game at the time.
ouzelpro wrote: »
Yes, definitely light on the sabremetic content. There were some very quick flashes of some graphs and tables, just long enough for the brain to register: "Oooo look! Statistics!" Real teaser shots. I had to rush home and open my old college statistics book and rub one out.
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