Development[ edit ] The Bubble Ship seen in the film above was inspired by the Bell 47 helicopter below. Kosinski wanted to film a cinematic adaptation of the graphic novel Oblivion, which he started to co-write with Arvid Nelson for Radical Comics. The novel, however, was never finished, as Koskinski now admits that "It was just a stage in the project [of film development]". He explained in an interview with Empire that "partnership with Radical Comics allowed me to continue working on the story by developing a series of images and continuing to refine the story more over a period of years.
Henry bought the club in and promoted little-known Theo Epstein, a then year old Yale graduate with a law degree, who became the youngest general manager in baseball.
Epstein built a team based on sabermetrics, and two years later the Red Sox had their first World Series championship in 86 years, with two more to follow in the next nine years.
Henry has also hired sabermetrics godfather Bill James as a senior advisor and Tom Tippett as director of baseball information services. Tippett helped create Carmine, the team's proprietary baseball information system. Carmine puts customized data just a few clicks away, allowing the Red Sox to combine various kinds of data and estimate future performance.
Henry and the Sox have shown time and time again that they are playing the long game, willing to make unconventional moves and suffer through short-term failures for a higher expected return.
For the past two seasons, manager John Farrell has followed suit, giving the team a cohesive approach to implementing sabermetrics.
Unlike the A's, whose "Moneyball" strategies were designed to overcome payroll limitations, the Red Sox appear to have an almost unlimited budget for players. That plus their dedication to sabermetric principles makes Boston the leading Big Moneyball team.
Ricketts hired Epstein away from Boston ingiving him the authority to reshape the Cubs' front office. Based in part on Epstein's implementation of sabermetrics, the Red Sox broke an year World Series title drought in Cubs fans hope Epstein's magic touch has made the trip to Chicago, as the Cubs haven't won the World Series since In Chicago, Epstein partnered with Bloomberg Sports to create a customized baseball info system, grabbed Shiraz Rehman from Arizona to help oversee development of the system and signed Tom Tango, a leading sabermetrician and co-author of "The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball," to an exclusive contract.
This offseason, Epstein swiped Joe Maddon, perhaps baseball's most analytically inclined manager, from the Tampa Bay Rays. Moore studied machine learning and shares his knowledge of predictive modeling with his department, which includes a systems architect and three analysts, and they are looking to add another developer and another analyst.
So while the Cubs aren't quite as far along as the Astros or Rays yet, they have the buy-in from the top and the talent they need to keep moving in the right direction and quickly. Cleveland Indians The Indians earned a reputation for investing heavily in analytics in the years following "Moneyball" under Mark Shapiro's leadership, and they have shown no signs of deviating from that course.
The Indians grabbed one of the best in the business when they made Keith Woolner their director of baseball analytics in Woolner has technical degrees from MIT and Stanford, and his prior experience includes time with both a database company Oracle and a statistical software company SAS in addition to his work as an influential author at Baseball Prospectus.
Unlike some clubs, wherein statistical analysts give something akin to expert witness testimony, the Indians have integrated analytics into everything they do, so that both technical and non-technical staff members are up to speed on the metrics the team uses. The Indians have dedicated IT support for their mature baseball information system, which frees their analysts to focus on long-term statistical modeling projects.
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