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I guess there won’t be a sequel to Moneyball written about Paul DePodesta and the Los Angeles Dodgers. After a 71-91 season,
DePodesta was abruptly fired this week.

Diehard readers of this blog know that I have been a longtime skeptic of the stories in Moneyball (see, for example, here, here, and here). There is, however, a new academic paper written by some good economists arguing that at least in the early years there were inefficiencies that DePodesta and Beane successfully exploited.