In an article on CBSSports.com, Larry Dobrow tries to save the A's, and their Moneyball philosophy:
Heading into what projects as a fourth straight sub-.500 season, you have to wonder whether, at some point, A's fans would prefer to win dumb rather than lose smart. Could it be time for the A's to start going about their business as thoughtlessly and recklessly as the Astros do?
God, no. Still, that doesn't mean the 2010 season has to be a write-off. The A's are in good shape for the long-term; let's see if we can Save This Franchise!™©® for the year immediately ahead.
Thoughtless? Maybe. Reckless? No. If anything, we operate under a controlled insanity...