Just kidding... Billy Beane's not necessarily a genius. But Moneyball's protagonist remains as interesting an executive as you'll find anywhere sports, brimming with insights into small market baseball, among other things:â†µ
With small market teams, the injuries have an exponential impact on how they finish. ... The higher the payroll, the deeper the roster and deeper the organization may become to be able to go out and replace guys. The lower the payroll, the lesser the room there is for the guys you have to get hurt.â†µ
That's from a recent interview he gave to our own Athletics Nation, and it makes for solid lunch-time reading. Even if you're not a huge baseball fan, it's always interesting to see how the wheels turn in of one of sport's truly unique minds. Check it out.