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Poll: Alderson Telling The Truth About Payroll?

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Was Sandy Alderson telling the truth when he told Mets season ticket holders that the lack of spending on the team was his choice?

Paul DePodesta On Clubhouse Confidential (Video)

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A recap and video of Mets VP of player development on MLB Network's Clubhouse Confidential.

Poll: Are You Going To See Moneyball?

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Eight years after its publication, Michael Lewis's book 'Moneyball' has been adapted into a film. Do you plan to see it?

Historic underappreciated Mets

A look at three underappreciated Mets from the past -- Jon Matlack, John Stearns, and Dave Magadan.

The Man Not Named in 'Moneyball' - WSJ.com

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Brian Costa gets Paul DePodesta to expound on his reluctance to have his likeness included in the "Moneyball" movie. "I just could never get comfortable with the idea of somebody else portraying me to the rest of the world," DePodesta said. "It's very unnerving, and it was something that wasn't going to go away. That was always in my mind."

Moneyball - Keith Law

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Keith Law reviews the Moneyball movie. Spoiler alert: He doesn't like it. But he does add this favorable observation: If you do end up seeing the film, and I imagine most of you will, there is one scene towards the end that stood out for me as incredibly spot on, so much so that it didn’t seem to fit with the rest of the film. Beane is sitting in what was then called the .406 club at Fenway Park with John Henry, who is about to offer him a record-breaking deal to become the Red Sox’ new GM. Henry expounds on how Beane’s method of doing things is going to sweep through the industry, and how critics within the game weren’t just trying to protect the game, but were expressing their own fears about their livelihoods. That speech applies just as well to any industry undergoing the kind of creative destruction ushered in by Bill James, Sandy Alderson and Billy Beane. Remember that when you see the next written attack on "stat geeks" who are ruining the game along with a defense of RBIs or pitcher wins.

The second trailer for Moneyball. Objectively speaking, I think it looks pretty decent. Of course,...

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The second trailer for Moneyball. Objectively speaking, I think it looks pretty decent. Of course, I find it awfully hard to be objective about it. I read Moneyball when it first came out, and even if it's not the be-all, end-all of anything, and even if it's not really about what people think it's about (or is it?), it was still a pretty important milestone w/r/t how we watch baseball and what we do here at Amazin' Avenue. What do you guys think?

"We have no problem with running as long as we have a high rate of success," said Riccardi [sic]....

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"We have no problem with running as long as we have a high rate of success," said Riccardi [sic]. "I still think we're going to value those 27 outs. Obviously, in the National League, pitchers have to bunt, but I also think Earl Weaver was right a long time ago when he said that if you play for one run, you get one run."

Excerpted from John Harper's piece in the Daily News about J.P. Ricciardi.

Amazin' Avenue Book Club: Moneyball, Chapter Ten

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The discussion moves on to Chad Bradford, the sidearming freakshow the A's turned into a relief ace.

Amazin' Avenue Book Club: Moneyball, Chapter Nine

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AA Book Club continues, with Moneyball, Chapter Nine: The Trading Desk. Billy Beane's adventures at the 2002 trade deadline are discussed.

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