What do you do when you have a team and no money to spend? Well, you better get creative, and fast.
Moneyball was the name of the game, and sabermetrics was its close technical friend. Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane wanted to change the way that people thought about how a team should be assembled.
From the players drafted to the ones you let walk, he knew that they game was not fair. Small market teams couldn't afford the luxuries of the Yankees or Red Sox, but he had a few tricks up his sleeve.
Here are the teams across sports that are beating an "unfair game" with innovative thinking and a little luck.