A’s Pass Red Sox in Wild Card Race

And are just three back of the Mariners in the AL West. (Where are the Angels?)

Which brings me again to Moneyball by Michael Lewis, which I read last month. Lewis spent a lot of last season with the Oakland A’s front office, primarily General Manager Billy Beane. Lewis shows—convincingly—why the A’s can win 100 games a year with one of baseball’s lowest payrolls. It’s a fascinating insight into modern baseball, complete with enough baseball anecdotes to animate the story. Lewis is a superb writer.