The Athletics, a major league club that is planning to move from Oakland to Las Vegas, intends to break with their tradition.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal reported on the 17th (Korean time), Dave Cabal Athletics president said that if the team moves to Las Vegas and moves into a new stadium, it will be able to part ways with Moneyball.
‘Moneyball’ is a term used to describe Auckland’s success after Billy Bean, who is currently in charge of advisory to the club, took over as general manager.
The Athletics, led by Bean, created a sensation in the major leagues by using data to discover players with high value among undervalued players in the market and producing results with little money. It has also been made into books and films.
“The Moneyball system that Billy Bean created was built on the fact that our income was limited,” Cabal said. If we move the team to Las Vegas and get more revenue, we can now invest in player acquisition. We can still use these techniques to evaluate the value of undervalued players, but we will have the money to go out of the free agency market to recruit players.” said it could work.
The Athletics have yet to formalize their move to Las Vegas. Currently, the Nevada state legislature has passed legislation to finance the construction of new stadiums, but there are still many hurdles to overcome.스포츠토토
“We are working closely with the League Secretariat,” Cabal said. He continues to provide necessary information, and the process is currently underway,” he said, noting that consultations for the transfer of the ointment are continuing.
The stadium problem is the biggest problem to solve. The current home stadium, the Oakland Coliseum lease contract expires after the 2024 season. From 2025, a temporary home stadium is needed until the new Las Vegas stadium is completed.
Cabal said, “Nothing has been decided yet. It is a matter for discussion by the league, the players union, and local governments,” he said, suggesting alternatives such as extending the contract with Oakland, temporarily using Oracle Park in the nearby city of San Francisco, or using the home stadium of the Triple-A team Las Vegas Aviators. .