An Experiment That Changed Baseball: The Moneyball Draft 15 Years Later
For this oral history, we spoke with more than a dozen people who were directly, and indirectly, involved in the Oakland A's 2002 draft, which changed baseball forever.
Not Enough Cooks: Has the Vaunted Oakland A's Front Office Become Too Insular for Its Own Good?
As competing teams turn to large baseball operations departments, Oakland has opted to keep its braintrust small.
How Wall Street Strangled the Life out of Sabermetrics
Once upon a time, advanced baseball stats had an application beyond the fevered hunt for market inefficiencies.
The Oakland A's, Existential Uncertainty, and Billy Beane's New Gamble
The Oakland A's made a classic baseball gamble in the name of a World Series run, but forgoing their usual philosophy has yielded no less uncertainty.
Damien Comolli—Soccer's Would-Be Moneyball Hero—on How It All Went Wrong
Despite a history of signing the EPL's best players, Comolli is stuck in employment limbo.
Jorge Arangure Jr.
Top Ten Occurrences of the Sporting Summer, In Light of Media I Have Recently Consumed
It's a long summer, and not everything is sports.
The Bizarre Fantasy of Wanting to Be an NBA Executive
GMs are not gods. The market is not magic. Paying attention to either won't help you understand or appreciate sports.
bags of gas
Billy Beane Is Not Human
Billy Beane's op-ed about the future of sport unfortunately reveals a very narrow viewpoint.
My Summer Interning for a Minor League Baseball Team in Tennessee
I interned for a Minor League Baseball team because I wanted to work work for a Major League Baseball team. I thought I'd be crunching numbers like Jonah Hill, but instead I lived with an alleged child molester and worked with a drunk little person.
Despite What Geeks Think the Tampa Bay Rays Aren't that Great At Anything
Once a laughable expansion team with obnoxious uniforms, the Tampa Bay Rays have revamped their franchise into a competitive and savvy press darling but despite being heralded as the smartest franchise in baseball, no one but geeks really fucking care...
Pitching Is Cruel and Unusual
Fuck, my arm. That has to be what every pitcher thinks, or says to their mom or wife, after a start.