Judging the Royals

Why Ned Yost stuck with Jeremy Guthrie

Even though some fans might like to think ballplayers should go 100 percent all the time or managers should treat every game like it’s game seven of the World Series, that’s not realistic. Play like that and you’d be burned out not long after the All-Star game. Professional athletes and teams have to pace themselves and, at times, managers have to admit the odds of winning a game aren’t good—and that was the case Wednesday afternoon.

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