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Moneyball, which was published in 2003, shed light on a new train of thought running ramped in Major League Baseball. It’s release brought the emphatic love of numbers back to the game with sabermetrics. General Managers and Owners across MLB have tailored their entire strategy for their organizations towards these numbers. Moneyball focused on how Billy Beane was able to transition the Oakland Athletics into a contender, primarily on offensive, concentrating on on-base percentage and slugging percentage. The Moneyball strategy has now been taken over to pitching. Some of the big numbers that GM’s are starting to rely on for pitching include Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP), Ground Ball/Fly Ball Ratio (GB/FB), and Walks and Hits Per Innings Pitched (WHIP).  Current Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy used these and other pitching metrics to completely alter his MLB career. McCarthy struggled in his first four seasons in the majors. After being hampered by injury and disappointed i...
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