Our very own Ilya Somin debates whether Billy Beane’s ‘Moneyball’ tactics are actually as successful as they were initially made out to be. For those of you who don’t know, Moneyball was a strategy that the Oakland A’s General Manager used in which he sought out low-salary underrated players that had two main characteristics: solid fielding and high on-base percentages. The A’s, using this strategy, were able to compete, despite their low budget, with powerhouse teams like the Yankees and Red Sox.