Go [ Pick a Team Name ]. Play Ball!
True strategists have never been a fan of this unique "talent evaluation" approach. It is an integration of hype and minor substance. Ask Tony LaRussa.
Click here, here, here and here for Tony La Russa's view of Moneyball.
During the early stage of Moneyball, the A's management somehow discovered a few unique indicators within the statistics that most of its implementers did not noticed. They became moderately successful with their Moneyball process, that a book was written about it. Then. many other baseball teams began to copy their process.
Side notes: The odds of the Red Sox reaching the playoffs again are about 50-50.
Last season, their record was less than .500. I suspected they might achieve a similar record.
Assessing Competition From a Macro View
In the information economy, successful innovation is regularly imitated. ...
The larger and well-resourced competition would usually adapt any successful process or tool into their system quite well. In most instances, they can afford to err. The smaller competitors regularly operated on the margin of near-zero error. The outcome is obvious if they blundered. In most cases, they are regularly focused on low-risk, low reward ventures.
Years ago, I saw the Moneyball movie and thought that it was ok. It was a nice narrative of a fairy tale.
I knew people who were A's fans who loved the movie. After they saw the movie, I usually asked them about the projected timeline for the A's winning another World Series. ... After a few moments of contemplation, they began to have their own breathing challenges.
Some of them were just bandwagon jumpers until the A's went through a dry spell of losing seasons. Then, they left their team and pretended to be Giants fans. Most of them did not even live in Oakland.
These bandwagon jumpers do not know anything historical about the game, and the team but the score and the names of a few players. It was so pathetic.
Click here on why one might question the loyalty of A's fans.
Note: So, do you remember the losers for the last five World Series?
Protecting the Advantage
In reference to lesson one, the first chapter of Jiang Tai Gong's Six Secret Teachings (The Civil Teaching) provides a sound and solid perspective on how to protect one's advantage.
Read, review and reflect.
- T’ai Kung Liu-t’ao (Six Secret Teachings)