Posted: 3/4/2012 4:56:55 PM
Originally Posted by Sparky10191
What does that mean, exactly? Haven't the Mets, Mariners and Cubs been abysmal with payrolls far larger than other teams?
Andrew Friedman > Billy Beane...without question.
I'm just about done reading "The Extra 2%" by Jonah Keri. It's about the Rays take over with new ownership and their new methods of addressing how to run their front office.
Awesome book with some great insight as to the back ground of the Rays. It also mentions "Moneyball" and Billy Beane no fewer than 10 times through out it.
There is definitely a correlation between how the two franchises run their teams. Basically Friedman and the Rays were able to exploit the markets neglecting defense after Beane did it with OPS.