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Royals extend manager Ned Yost

Posted on: February 14, 2012 10:32 am
Edited on: February 14, 2012 10:33 am
Ned YostBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Royals announced they exercised the 2013 option on manager Ned Yost, who has been the team's skipper since May of 2010.

Yost took over for Trey Hillman in 2010 and was then given a two-year extension with the option for 2013 later that season. The Royals have gone 126-163 under Yost, who has a career record of 583-665 with the Brewers and Royals.

Yost was at the helm when many of the Brewers' younger players, such as Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder, came up through Milwaukee's farm system, but was fired right before the team made the playoffs in 2008. The Royals have a similar wave of young talent coming through the system and expectations are beginning to grow in Kansas City. With Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas finally in the big leagues and even guys like Wil Myers on their way, expectations are growing. The Royals will likely need to put up a winning season in the next two years or, like in Milwaukee, it'll be a different manager taking Yost's old team to the playoffs.

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Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:25 pm

Royals extend manager Ned Yost

Dude, or Dudette, whichever it is....have you ever played baseball or even watched a game?  A pitching coach's job is to try thier best to give the manager something decent to send to the mound each day and to even makes recommendations, etc. during the games, just as catchers and bullpen coaches do.  The decisions made during the game, however strictly fall at the feet of the Nedster and he is simply not up to the task.  He wasn't up to it in Milwaukee and is demonstrating time and time again that he can't handle the responsibility for the Royals, either.  Look, I'm not a hater.  Ned is a nice enough guy, but niceness simply doesn't win us ball games.  I plop my cash down for around 100 tickets a year all told  and that gives me the right to call 'em as I see 'em and the way I see it is that we're not going to be successful until we have a competent manager calling the shots.  The Nesdter ain't it, my friend. 

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 5:23 pm

Royals extend manager Ned Yost

One4beingdumb, I think Dave Eiland was brought in to "handle" the pitching staff. Yost will be leaning on him for help with the staff this year.

Since: Jan 18, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:50 pm

Royals extend manager Ned Yost

He's been an improvement over Hillman, but that might be more a result of better players as well rather than Yost's managerial prowess.  One thing's for sure, the pressure will be on Ned this season.  Another 90 loss season and the Royals will probably end up eating that 2013 option.  I hope it all works out...the last thing the Royals need is another manager (new mgr every 2-3 yrs).  Teams that win don't switch managers and coaching staff every two years.

Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2012 2:29 pm

Royals extend manager Ned Yost

If he knew how to handle a pitching staff this would be good news.  Since he does not, this simply dooms us to another sub .500 season.  The man loses games for us single handedly with his many pitching related brain cramps.  Here we go again....right down the drain.  

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