Accession Number : AD1016089

Title :   Cost Warrior Moneyball

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : Headquarters Marine Corps Arlington United States

Personal Author(s) : Little,Denise A

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Report Date : 01 Oct 2012

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : We could all learn a thing or two from the Oakland As general manager, Billy Beane, who took his team with a shoestring budget to the play-offs in 2002. The As spent $41 million on player salaries, compared with the New York Yankees, who spent more than $125 million. According to Michael Lewis Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, Billys plan used performance metrics to select players, recruit an entire team, and compete against teams like the Yankees, who can afford practically any player they want.

Descriptors :   life cycle costs , planning , military acquisition , military budgets , cost analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE