- Are there any critics of Moneyball out there who have actually, you know, read the book?
- How the hell did his publisher allow the book to be called "Built to Win"? Isn't that just setting it up for all sorts of jokes? Like: Built to Win (in the regular season). Or Built to Win (the NL East).
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Future book review for X
Via yanksfansoxfan, today Murray Chass has a small item on Atlanta GM John Schuerholz's new book, Built to Win. In it, Schuerholz blasts Moneyball, saying "it is a bogus concept because I know you can't make baseball judgments entirely on statistical analysis to build a team." Which of course is ridiculous because no one has ever claimed teams should be built based upon statistical analysis only. I have to say, Schuerholz, whom I've always been impressed by, just went down a couple notches in my mind. Anyway, I have two questions: