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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,074 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonah Keri Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Dreamscape Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What happens when three financial-industry whiz kids and certified baseball nuts take over an ailing Major League franchise and implement the same strategies that fueled their success on Wall Street? In the case of the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays, an American League championship happens - the culmination of one of the greatest turnarounds in baseball history.

In The Extra 2%, financial journalist and sportswriter Jonah Keri chronicles the remarkable story of one team's Cinderella journey from divisional doormat to World Series contender. By quantifying the game's intangibles, they were able to deliver to Tampa Bay an American League pennant. This is an informative and entertaining case study for any organization that wants to go from worst to first.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jeff | 2/19/2014

    " Pretty disappointing. I was dying for a good baseball book and thought this was it. The baseball stuff was pretty good, but too much background on the old owner, new owner, new leadership's background and the city's fight to get a MLB team. All very dry. When the author discussed how the team evaluates players and some of the moves they made, it was very interesting....but not enough of that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kyle Schnitzer | 2/13/2014

    " Interesting analysis from one of the better baseball journalists. "The Extra 2%" really gave the reader an inside view of what it was like to be a part of the Rays organization for the better part of the 2000s. Keri really went greatly in-depth when talking about the old regime; as he did while talking about Friedman and Co. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Autumn | 1/31/2014

    " Predictably written and not nearly detailed enough. I know what the damn team did, tell me how they did it when other teams couldn't! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Phil Eckenrode | 1/30/2014

    " Fantastic book. Great insight into the Rays' front office strategies, and how changing the culture of a corporation can turn it around virtually overnight. "

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