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An Experiment That Changed Baseball: The Moneyball Draft 15 Years Later

For this oral history, we spoke with more than a dozen people who were directly, and indirectly, involved in the Oakland A's 2002 draft, which changed baseball forever.
Mike Piellucci
6.12.17
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Rethinking The Transfer Window: Why Players Should Be Traded Not Transferred

With the transfer window more showboating than substance these days, perhaps it's time to redefine the value of a footballer, and the manner in which his services are acquired.
Dipo Faloyin
8.30.16
Nerds

Not Enough Cooks: Has the Vaunted Oakland A's Front Office Become Too Insular for Its Own Good?

As competing teams turn to large baseball operations departments, Oakland has opted to keep its braintrust small.
Rob Neyer
7.15.16
Baseball

Nick Swisher, Baseball's Ultimate Bro's Bro, Isn't Ready To Quit

In a dozen MLB seasons, Nick Swisher won a World Series, made millions, and had a lot of fun. He's at Triple-A trying to get back, because he's not ready to stop.
Tim Casey
5.12.16
weak in review

RGIII And Afterlife In A Glass House: David Roth's Weak In Review

The Cleveland Browns signing a free agent quarterback does not really qualify as news. But, when Robert Griffin III is concerned, we're in another realm entirely.
David Roth
3.25.16
nba

Uncertainty Carries The Day At The NBA Trade Deadline

Moves got made, but the NBA's uneventful, anticlimactic trade deadline made clear that teams still don't know how they'll handle the coming salary cap boom.
Blake Murphy
2.19.16
moneyball

Paul DePodesta Explains His Path to the Cleveland Browns

In his first interview since joining the Cleveland Browns, Paul DePodesta, long known as baseball's sabermetric whiz, talks about the philosophy that has guided his whole career, in and out of sports.
Mike Vorkunov
1.14.16
weak in review

David Roth's Weak In Review: Efficiency, Anxiety, And Us

In hiring Paul DePodesta, the Cleveland Browns took a risk and dragged the NFL into the present. This sounds good, but honestly have you seen the present lately?
David Roth
1.8.16
Technology

The Revolution Will Be Meticulously Tracked: Welcome to the Statcast Era

The possibilities for Statcast are more constrained by the human imagination than any technological barrier.
Aaron Gordon
9.28.15
soccer

Damien Comolli—Soccer's Would-Be Moneyball Hero—on How It All Went Wrong

Despite a history of signing the EPL's best players, Comolli is stuck in employment limbo.
Jorge Arangure Jr.
9.12.14