Moneyball's Mistakes: Five Guys Billy Beane Got Wrong

Lewie PollisSenior Analyst IIISeptember 3, 2009

Moneyball's Mistakes: Five Guys Billy Beane Got Wrong

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    TOKYO - MARCH 21:  GM Billy Beane of Oakland Athletics attends Ricoh MLB Opening Series press conference at Tokyo Dome on March 21, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics plays their opening games in Tokyo on March 25 and 26. (Photo by

Jeremy Bonderman

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    ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 27:  Jeremy Bonderman #38 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 27, 2008 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Zack Greinke

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 14:  American League All-Star Zack Greinke of the Kansas City Royals pitches during the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Scott Kazmir

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 02:  Starting pitcher Scott Kazmir #22 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Seattle Mariners on September 2, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Prince Fielder

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    CINCINNATI - JULY 19:  Prince Fielder #28 of the Milwaukee Brewers is pictured at bat during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 19, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Carlos Peña

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    ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 11:  Carlos Pena  #23 of the Tampa Bay Raysbats against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheimon August 11, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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