Originally posted by StaggerLeeThe Braves give up Saltalamacchia? I thought he was the next big thing.
With McCann's contract renewed before the season, it was assumed ever since he set the record for longest. name. ever. that he would most likely be trade bait unless they moved him to another position. If the pitching stays healthy and on its game, this might win the division for the Braves. Who knows, they might even pull a Saint Louis and win a title.
Most of those criticizing the so-called "Moneyball approach" don't understand the first thing about it. Besides which, the core of Moneyball was Billy Beane's search for undervalued talent, i.e., getting the most bang for his buck.