Found December 21, 2012 on Angelswin:
By Gregory Bird - AngelsWin.com ContributorWe’re all fairly aware of what I’m about to say and I don’t mean this to be earth shattering but I thought it deserved to be acknowledged, for the sake of all of our collective sanity. Dipoto is not stupid, he has a plan. I am beginning to suspect I understand it too and here’s what I see. It is well known that the Moneyball strategy is about finding market inefficiencies and to replace onfield performance with options that fit your team’s budget, but the problem now is, with everyone looking for them, it is hard to find unexploited market inefficiencies. So, what is a smart GM to do? After watching all of JeDi’s moves this offseason (assuming this is really the end) I think I’m beginning to understand his overarching philosophy and I think it makes a lot of sense, both in business and hopefully for Angels baseball as well. As Moneyball made famous, it’s not all about signing premiere players to win but it is about replacing actual producti...
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