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The Royals give Ned Yost a two-year extension

Jul 31, 2010, 4:41 PM EDT

In addition to announcing the Ankiel and Farnsworth trade, the Kansas City Royals just announced that they have given Ned Yost a two-year contract extension.

I like this move, really. Ned Yost is not John McGraw, but he’s what this team needs right now. Both as a manager — he has a track record of being good with up and coming players, and the Royals have many of them in their system (including Tim Collins . . . grrrr!) — and as a stabilizing force. The Royals have cycled through manager after manager the past few years, and it’s about time they stick with one for a while.

I have a hard time seeing any better candidates for the Royals job than Yost at this particular time in history. If they reach the brink of contention in a couple of years, sure, maybe they think about bringing in someone else. But for right now, no news is good news for the Royals.  Stay the course, ya know?

  1. Chris - Jul 31, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    Maybe they couldn’t find anyone better, but I wish they had waited for the offseason to see if other candidates popped up, then bring back Yost after exploring all options.

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