Judging the Royals

April 15, 2013 4:03 PM

The short term versus the long term

A couple winters ago I wrote an article about a big-league manager who had a lineup change suggested to him: a sabermetrics guy employed by the team suggested that the manager sit one of his star players because the player had bad numbers against the opposition pitcher throwing that night. The article I posted pointed out that benching the star player would result in a chain of events and, in some cases, have undesirable results: benching a guy to give you an advantage in four or five at bats might give you a bigger disadvantage over the rest of the season.

Judging the Royals

Lee Judge shares insights from KC's major-leaguers.

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