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Moneyball Makes Jose Canseco Nostalgic, Compares Himself to Bill James

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

I should create a category called “Jose Canseco,” since his stories never cease to create headlines. Once in a while, Canseco takes to Twitter and makes emotional pleas about his baseball career. Last night was one of those scenarios. Just saw the movie money ball .it was awesome congrats billy I especially loved the part […]

Dissecting the Jonathon Niese Rumors

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

There have been persistent rumors since the Winter Meetings that Sandy Alderson is looking to deal Jonathon Niese for prospects. With Oakland’s expensive asking price for Gio Gonzalez - reports indicate Billy Beane wants Jesus Montero and a Killer B from the Yankees - Alderson is looking to see if he could jump in on the market and obtain prospects from team’s interested […]

Oakland Moneyball Trio in Historical Context

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

When the movie Moneyball was released in September, the main gripe by the public was how Michael Lewis never addressed how that team was built on the foundation of great starting pitching. A couple of weeks ago I debated with Chris Plummer at the Perpetual Post who was the best member of the A’s during that […]

Starlin Castro, Theo Epstein, and Jose Reyes

Monday, October 10th, 2011

We recently saw Ozzie Guillen traded to the Marlins for two prospects. Lou Piniella was dealt to Tampa Bay for Randy Winn back in 2003. Would the Cubs trade their star shortstop Starlin Castro for Theo Epstein? I think the answer is yes, and it involves the Mets Jose Reyes. The question of a Castro-Epstein […]

Does Anybody Here Know What Moneyball Is?

Monday, September 26th, 2011

“Can’t anybody here play this game?” Said Casey Stengel when he took over the Mets in 1962. Nearly fifty years later I feel like saying something similar to fans, writers, and some baseball insiders when talking about Moneyball. The movie had a great weekend as it grossed $20.6 million; only second to Disney’s “The Lion […]

Listen to Moneyball Tonight at 8pm

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Tonight I review Moneyball the Movie and discuss the industry misconceptions of the film and book. Joining me is former big league pitching coach Rick Peterson. He will talk about working for Billy Beane and give us a firsthand look into how the A’s did business. Hear the latest from his current ventures at 3p Sports and […]

In Case You Missed It: My Review of Moneyball The Movie

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Moneyball The Movie opens up in theaters today. I had a chance to preview the film on Tuesday. Check out my review below which I originally ran on Sports Media Watchdog Moneyball  the movie opens up this Friday, September 23rd. I was able to get an advanced screening last night at the Regal E-Walk in Manhattan. Moneyball delivers […]

Morning Digest: Why I Applaud Keith Law’s Evolution

Friday, September 16th, 2011

The Moneyball film will open next Friday, but it already has caused a buzz in the baseball community. As I mentioned the other day, ESPN’s Keith Law wrote a review of the movie over at his personal website “The Dish.” It was a critical review where Law admonished the writers for the lack of a […]

Morning Digest: A Night of Milestones Driven by Failure

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Let’s start with Mariano Rivera‘s 600th save. The “Great One” needs two more to break the all-time record currently held by Trevor Hoffman. We talked about the meaning of save benchmarks in August, when Jason Isringhausen collected his 300th save against the Padres. At the time, I said the save record is a testament to […]

The Case for Mike Nickeas, Give Others the Nova Opportunity, Collins Burnt Out, NYY ’06 Draft

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Over the weekend I gave my analysis on the 12 Mets players who are either eligible for free agency or arbitration after the season. One of them is Ronny Paulino, who has cooled down with the bat after a hot start. Maybe it’s time to consider Mike Nickeas for the backup catcher job in 2012. He […]