This is part of the reason why Athletics Nation is one of my favorite blogs: they have yet another interview with Michael Lewis, author of “Moneyball.”

“Moneyball,” of course, is one of Redleg Nation’s favorite books.

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  1. Chris

    Just an awesome interview. Here’s my favorite part, and what I wish we could find a way to do here:

    Lewis: Baseball management is getting more intelligent and for someone to instantly presume that they know more about what the Oakland A’s front office did and why they did it is a little silly. They do actually know things and have that expertise. . . . The intelligent move to any front office move, instead of reacting to it immediately and saying, “ah, it’s stupid” or “we’re gonna lose” is to actually think it out and try and find the reason why they made the move.

    . . .
    Lewis: In Oakland, at least, they’ve earned the benefit of the doubt.

    – I’m certainly not really inclined to give Allen or O’Brien the benefit of the doubt, BUT-BUT-BUT, I would really like to hear their explanation for certain moves. Milton, of course, is the first one I’d like to hear about. Lance McAllister has the chance to get to some of that.

    All we can do is speculate. For the Wilson re-signing, I can see what they were thinking. Same for the Randa deal. But Milton at that price, in that ballpark, I’d love to know what I’m missing.