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Why the Phillies built an analytics think tank with non-baseball brains

Around the corner from the general manager's office on the second floor of Citizens Bank Park, through the conference room where some of the …

Browns' 'Moneyball' approach playing out and the results are, well, to be determined - CBSSports.com

It's still early, but the Browns are starting to see some positive results after their front-office restructuring<p>Welcome to the NFL, Paul DePodesta. …

Jason La Canfora

3 ways being lazy can help you succeed, according to the bestselling author of 'Moneyball'

Do you think of yourself as lazy? If so, do you think that's a good thing? It just might be the key to success. That's according to Michael Lewis, author of the bestsellers "Moneyball," "The Big Short," and many more.<p>Lewis was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Insight Summit put on by online survey …

It’s SABR time: Why are sabermetrics even important?

<i>Sabermetrics</i>. The word just looks...really daunting. Metrics, does that mean a lot of numbers. And saber- means magic like some sort of a lightsaber? …

Albert Pujols

MLB clubs stay focused on future of analytics

PHOENIX -- One thing virtually every baseball executive agrees on is that we have just started to scratch the surface on the impact analytics …

Browns' 1-15 season shouldn't deter them from 'Moneyball' strategy

<i>"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau</i><p>Since hiring chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta and executive vice president …

Andy Dalton

How to evaluate a team, sabermetrically

Overrated, underrated and nearly everything in-between, here’s a quick “how to” on how to effectively evaluate a team’s abilities during the 2017 …

College Basketball

Track your movement on the soccer pitch with Playertek

Catapult Sports announced this week the launch of a new way to track soccer performance analytics for amateur players.<p>Called Playertek, the wearable …

How the White Sox shifted their draft philosophy to emphasize more data analysis

For a second straight year, Nick Hostetler and the White Sox amateur scouting department have taken an added emphasis on objective data into the …

Data-Obsessed Baseball Teams Are Turning to the Cloud for Help

Baseball can be a complicated game of strategy on any given play. But the operations running in a team’s executive suite might make what happens on …

Let’s Keep an Eye on Sean Manaea

After two starts and one week of baseball, Sean Manaea has the seventh-worst ERA among qualified pitchers at 7.15. That’s a pretty useless sentence …

FanGraphs Audio: You Shall Know Our Fastball Velocity

Episode 730 Managing editor Dave Cameron is the guest on this edition of the program, during which he discusses the beguiling matter of velocity and …

Sports Analytics

The Case For Kawhi Leonard, MVP

Russell Westbrook has his triple-doubles, James Harden is probably the quintessential modern NBA player and LeBron James is having a typically …

What Sports Can Teach Us About Using Analytics | Articles | Analytics

It says a lot about sports analytics that one of its key proponents, Billy Beane, should be played by Brad Pitt in a movie about his work, a man with …

Soccer

Rob Gronkowski Is The Randy Moss Of Tight Ends

With news that New England tight end Rob Gronkowski probably is out for the rest of the season, it’s tempting to say the 9-2 Patriots will remain …

New England

One Last Dispatch From The Land Of Chess Kings And Billionaires

Watching an elite chess match in person is at once enjoyable and discomfiting. You follow the players’ actions — their moves, their mannerisms — for …

The Jeff Fisher Rams Are An Offensive Tragedy

This was supposed to be a big year for the Rams. It began with the relocation of the franchise from St. Louis back to Los Angeles. Then, the team …

The College Football Playoff Pits Two Balanced Teams Against Two Great Defenses

The semifinal games of the College Football Playoff are on Dec. 31. In the video above, FiveThirtyEight’s Neil Paine breaks down the two semifinal …

Sports, Business, and Analytics – Course Studies

16 Takes From Practice to Competition, Strategy to Visualization, History and Today<p>Over the last few years, we have had a lot to say about sports and …

Team Building

Projecting the Prospects in the Adam Eaton Trade

Just one day after they dealt away Chris Sale for an impressive crop of young talent, the White Sox continued their tear-down yesterday by flipping …

Baseball

Job Posting: Cleveland Indians Baseball Operations Intern

Position: Cleveland Indians Baseball Operations Intern<p><b>Location: Cleveland</b> <b><br>Description:</b><br>To assist with virtually all facets of the Baseball Operations …

Russian Startup Sells Moneyball System to New York Islanders

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Startups

MLB analytics guru who could be the next Nate Silver has a revolutionary new stat - CBSSports.com

Jonathan Judge is an increasingly important name in baseball analytics<p><i>Baseball Prospectus</i> director of technology Harry Pavlidis took a risk when he …

From Michael Lewis, a Portrait of the Men Who Shaped ‘Moneyball’

More than a decade ago, Michael Lewis was following a group of young baseball players through the minor leagues. He was working on a sequel to his 2003 best seller “Moneyball,” which chronicled how the Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane revolutionized the sport by using statistics to evaluate …

Books

D-Backs hire Mike Fitzgerald as new analytics head

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>WATCH THE LATEST VIDEOS FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS AND THE MLB Shot Clock: LA's bat-licker; Goldy's contract | 1:56<p>Jay Dieffenbach and …

15 incredible stats from the final day of the Premier League

<b>The final day of the Premier League season always brings drama. Always has, always will.</b><p>Even today, as Leicester had already been crowned Champions …

Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com.

The home of over 5.1 million full archive pages of <b>The Philadelphia Inquirer</b> and <b>Philadelphia Daily News</b> print editions<p>Search and browse our historical …

How Red Sox director of pitching analytics Brian Bannister is working with pitching coach Carl Willis to help rotation

BOSTON - Brian Bannister's role as director of pitching analytics for the Red Sox is diverse and yet all-encompassing.<p>The former major-league pitcher …