Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/23/13
There has been a lot of chatter since the 2013 season has come to an end, regarding which model the Mets should be following in order to build winning baseball. Should they follow the Oakland Athletics model? How about the San Francisco Giants? Let’s try the Boston Red Sox… The truth is there is no secret formula to building a baseball team. If there was, there is no way it would be able to be kept a secret the way Coca-Cola keeps their famous cola recipe a secret. Major League Baseball is a copycat league. When one team has success, the other unsuccessful teams try to build their teams using the other teams’ models. All businesses operate that way when you think about it. Harvard Business School is famous for its case study model, which uses case studies of some of the more successful and unsuccessful businesses to guide the business leaders of tomorrow. We learn from the success and failures of ourselves, but also from the successes and failures of others. We can argue back and fo...
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