The Astros Hire a Wharton Grad!
Will he use modeling to pick new recruits?
The word is out that the Houston Astros have hired Jeff Luhnow as their new General Manager. Luhnow, a Wharton MBA, was formerly Vice President of player procurement for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Does this mean next season will be better?
For more details, see: http://aeryssports.com/tales-from-the-juice-box/
And for some insights into the science of recruiting in baseball, check out this excellent NPR link: http://www.npr.org/2011/09/22/140694874/moneyball-is-more-than-just-baseball-stats