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Yost goes away from the book, but that doesn't work, either

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Well, you can't blame Royals manager Ned Yost for this one. Yost was widely criticized for not using Kelvin Herrera in the sixth inning Sunday when Boston's Daniel Nava blasted a grand slam off Aaron Crow that wiped out a Royals' lead and led to a Royals' loss. Yost explained then that Crow was his sixth-inning guy and Herrera was his seventh-inning...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
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On the anniversary of Ned’s firing…

  by: Conrad McGorkin & Brian Graham     It was on this date in 2008, the Brewers fired manager Ned Yost, when the team was tied for the NL Wild Card spot. The Brewers record at the time was 83-67. The Royals current record is 81-67 – 68 losses if you count the 4-2 score suspended Cleveland game to be resumed on Sept 22 in Cleveland. Just a fun side note, Kyle Davies and...
Via Royals Blue
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Butler not talking to media but Yost says his attitude remains great

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The most affable and talkative player on the Royals isn't speaking much these days, at least not to the media. Billy Butler, whose role has been significantly reduced since Eric Hosmer returned from injury Sept. 1, normally has always seemed more than willing to share his thoughts with reporters. But in the past week, Butler has politely declined requests...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The only way Ned Yost makes sense for the Royals

Ned Yost is used to fans being mad at him. Back in 2008, he was the manager of the Brewers, and ran an article centered around his unpopularity: "I could do four hours of Ned Yost every day if I wanted to," says Steve "The Homer" True, the host of a drive time radio sports talk show in Milwaukee. "It's impossible to overstate how much [many fans...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Ned Yost Is The Worst Manager, Except For All The Other Managers

If you looked at Twitter for even half a second on Sunday, you probably already know that Ned Yost is doing it again. Nearly six years to the day after the Brewers took the nearly unprecedented step of firing a first-place manager in September, at least in part due to some extreme bullpen mismanagement, Yost’s decisions […]
Via Fangraphs
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Gross Negligence

Credit: Rick Osentoski We may have just reached critical mass on the Fire Ned Yost movement!   Evidence #1: Clinging to the slimest of leads in the 6th inning today, Ned could not deviate from his normal protocol to adapt to a situation.  With runners at 2nd and 3rd and 1 out Ned desperately needed a strikeout.  And coming up was a strikeout candidate Yoenis Cespedes.  Since...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Guthrie, Infante Lead Royals Over Sox

Believe it or not, Ned Yost’s lineup of desperation worked, and Yost made me eat my words ( I am completely okay with that. The offense tonight exploded for seven runs, and left the Kansas City fan base with a little bit of hope. Alcides Escobar wasted no time in the bottom of the first with a leadoff double. Nori Aoki then singled him in, and later...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

When Does the Manager Deserve Credit?

What if you were presented with a crucial decision to make? One in which required you to fire one man, or 25 of them? Your choice should be obvious, at least in terms on situations encountered throughout the Major League Baseball season. You can’t fire an entire team; it’s preposterous. Now, what if firing the lone individual is also the wrong move, all things considered? Okay...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Your AL Manager of the Year ... Ned Yost?

Take a quick look at the AL Central standings, then look away. If you didn't look closely enough, you may have missed the part where the Kansas City Royals are sitting atop the division—1.5 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers. When you compare the rosters one thing is abundantly clear: The Tigers, on paper, have an edge at just about every position. Their rotation, while aging...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Yost: Royals may have caved under pressure of large crowds

Less than a week after Ned Yost ripped Kansas City fans for not showing up to games when their team is in a pennant race, the Royals manager wondered over the weekend if playing in front of such a large crowd was an issue for his players. The Royals lost a couple of crucial games […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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