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"The Billy Beane Theory"

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By diamond_lil on Monday, August 19, 2002 - 08:45 pm:

Rob Neyer:

Yesterday I was watching the Reds-Astros game and one of the Reds broadcasters -- who shall remain nameless because I like him -- suggested that Bob Boone subscribes to the "Billy Beane theory" of not wasting valuable outs on sacrifice bunts.


http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/neyer_rob/1420050.html

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By milo on Monday, August 19, 2002 - 11:43 pm:

I'm not a big fan of the sac bunt either. Now, hit n run and stealing bases, that's another story.

In fact, I started a thread here the other day about the hit n run...seems to have disappeared. Must be some technical issue.

In any case, Howe really could've used a hit n run tonite -- 3rd inning, ellis on first, hatteberg on 2nd, nobody out, and miggy at bat. Can you imagine a better scenerio for a hit n run? Instead, of course, miggy hit into a DP, and then chavez grounded out. Inning over. DOh.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By kevink on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 08:48 am:

I'm with you on that milo.
I don't want to see more sac bunts. They're boring and you give up an out. Hitting and running I would like to see much more of. It seems like the A's are paranoid about getting caught stealing, so they rarely send anyone. I think this is the wrong approach.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By bubba69 on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 10:01 am:

I thought the Billy Beane Therory is win with
cheap ass owner!!


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