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


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."

Studio 60 on Roosevelt Avenue


This a little out of the scope of what I usually post at Amazin Avenue, but still Mets related, so I thought some AA readers might dig this: the current Mets situation as seen through the very Sorkin-y lens of Aaron Sorkin.

Nieuwenhuis draws DePo praise

"Obviously he's having a great year," DePodesta said. "There's no real story there. The thing that is interesting to me about it is that he's one of the rare guys that as he moves up levels, he continues to get better. His performance gets better at each level. That's generally rare. But he's a guy out of Azusa [Pacific University]. He didn't play in the SEC or something like that in college. He's sort of still figuring it out a little bit. "His power has gone up consistently at each level. He's either maintained or increased his plate discipline at every level. And when you can be improving your patience and your power at the same time, that's pretty good, and pretty rare. For all those reasons I'm excited about him even beyond just the standard batting line, because he just continues to get better all the time." - Adam Rubin

Paul DePodesta on Allan Dykstra... from 2008


"Given his size, power, and patience, comparisions have been drawn to Jim Thome."

BP: Chat Live With Paul DePodesta


Not to bury Eric's appearance on Fox Sports Radio but for all of you multi-tasking individuals -- or perhaps you're like me and your work PC has no audio -- Mets VP of Player Development and Scouting Paul DePodesta will be hosting a live chat over at Baseball Prospectus today at 11AM.

[WSJ] There's Reason to Be Optimistic

"Will Three Proven Lieutenants in the Mets' Front Office Lead to Better Decision-Making or Chaos?"
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