His stuck moment: When he became GM in 1998, Beane couldn’t pay the same player salaries as other teams, but was still expected to run a winning ball team.
He imagines success: Instead of hiring known talent (which he couldn’t afford), Beane used sabermetric principles to recruit undervalued players.
Unstuck result: By 2006, the A’s ranked 24th out of 30 for team salaries, but made the playoffs that year. (Bonus: Beane is portrayed by Brad Pitt in the movie “Moneyball.”)
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