Royals Review Book Club: Built to Win by John Schuerholz: Chap 1 and 2

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 2: Retiring Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox (R) is greeted by Team President John Schuerholz during a ceremony before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field on October 2 2010 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
I am not sure that the format is correct, so I will be extremely flexible on trying any changes in the future.  I have looked at a couple of other baseball blogs that have done a book club online and dividing up the chapters was what was working for them.  Let me know if there are any questions/suggestions for the future.

About a month ago, it was decided that Built to Win by former Royals and Brave's GM John Schuerholz would be our first book discussed.  In my opinion, it is not close to being well written, but the subject matter is relevant to how the Royals are being run by ex-Brave employee, Dayton Moore.  I will not be giving my own description of the book, but here is the description given out by the publisher:

In 2005, the Atlanta Braves won their unprecedented 14th straight National League East title. And behind this success has been the genius of John Schuerholz, whose anti-Moneyball philosophies kept the Braves among the elite teams in baseball for over a decade. Now, Schuerholz pulls back the curtain for the first time, revealing everything from how the Braves traded for Barry Bonds in the early '90s to dealing with John Rocker's hateful comments in 1999 to losing pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine to the recent acquisition of superstar Tim Hudson, and, against all odds, how he helped keep the Braves at the top of the baseball mountain. Offering a remarkable and candid view inside one of the most incredible minds in all sports, BUILT TO WIN will make baseball fans worldwide look at the game in a whole new way.


I am not here to give a review and really expect people to have read it for the discussion.  I will be shortly putting in a several questions/quotes in the comments for discussion on Chapters 1 and 2, but if people have any other ideas, feel free to start a new comment line.  Enjoy the -aurgeuments- discussions.

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