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Paul DePodesta has been taking a beating in the press lately for his trade dealine moves. Much of is completely unfair, and most arguments against the trade are without any understanding what Billy Beane, Moneyball, and the new ideas of baseball performance analysis have taught us.Ironically, the same idiots who all season claimed the Dodgers needed to make some big moves in order to be successful are the same people claiming the team shouldn't have made these big moves to mess with their success. The truth of the matter is that the Dodgers have always had a good team, but a heavily flawed one, and LAist is impressed with the creative boldness of DePodesta in remaking the team. We believe the Dodgers are better.