Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NFL
  • NCAA FB
  • Tennis

Kansas City Royals

Stadium: Kauffman Stadium | Manager: Ned Yost
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Royals.261621933.51
AL Central Division2nd5th4th1st
American League 2nd9th14th5th

Yost's first year as manager shows promise

The Sports Xchange
 
Roster Report · Yost's first year as manager shows promise · Notes, Quotes
 

On Saturday, Ned Yost will celebrate his first-year anniversary as the Royals manager.

Yost replaced Trey Hillman, who was fired on May 13, 2010 with the Royals' record 12-23. Yost had just joined the Royals last year as a special advisor to baseball operations. His real title should have been "manager-in-waiting."

Yost had been scouting the Royals' talent in the minors, so he had first-hand knowledge of the blue-chippers in the pipeline. The Royals went 55-72 the rest of last season under Yost's watch.

This year, the Royals started 20-18 with seven rookies, including five in the bullpen, on the 25-man roster. Yost said he didn't foresee carrying that many first-year players, but is glad because it puts the club ahead for the future.

"It's been about what I expected," Yost said. "Maybe we're a little ahead of schedule. Realistically, I was thinking we'd start to make a jump in 2012 or in the second half of 2011. So we're a little ahead of schedule."

Yost has a 75-90 record as the Kansas City manager.

Copyright (C) 2011 The Sports Xchange. All Rights Reserved.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
2014 Team Leaders
AVGNorichika Aoki , RF.284
HRAlex Gordon , LF19
RBIAlex Gordon , LF71
OBPNorichika Aoki , RF.351
SLGAlex Gordon , LF.430
RAlex Gordon , LF83
SBJarrod Dyson , CF36
WJames Shields , SP14
ERAJames Shields , SP3.18
WHIPJames Shields , SP1.18
KJames Shields , SP176
SVGreg Holland , RP44
Exclusive MLB Access
Get the latest news delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the FREE CBSSports.com MLB newsletters below.
I have read and agree to the CBS Interactive Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I understand I will receive updates from CBSSports.com.
Fantasy Games