Moneyball in the Mlb Playoffs

Michael Giberson

I’m not much of a baseball fan, but I am fascinated by the Moneyball story. On a simple level, it is the story of competition and the discovery and use of knowledge in baseball management. But rather than diving into a rhapsodic soliloquy about economics and the use of knowledge in society, let me get to the heart of the matter: the big-payroll New York Yankees are out, and middling to low payroll teams like the Detroit Tigers and Moneyball‘s-own Oakland As are still in.

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