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Is "Moneyball" a curse?

Is the book "Moneyball" a curse?  I ask because it seems to me that Beane has not been able to make nearly as many meaningful trades, especially mid-season trades, since the book came out.  He's having to rely more on off-season signings and minor "gum-in-the-crack" trades.  To use two examples, I believe that both Kenny Williams and Brian Sabean feel the book portrayed them as fools, easily manipulated by Beane, so now they and most other GMs are unwilling to talk seriously with Beane for fear of being made out to be fools, also.  I think an unfortunate result of the book is that it has hindered Beane's ability to do his job.  Thoughts?

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