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Royals want Ned Yost back as manager

Sep 26, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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Kansas City’s ownership has shown incredible patience with general manager Dayton Moore and now Moore wants to return the favor with manager Ned Yost.

Moore told Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star that Yost “has done a terrific job” this season and “I definitely want him back” as manager, but the two sides agreed not to discuss his contract status until after the season is over. Dutton notes that Moore only being under contract through 2014 could be a potential stumbling block if Yost wants more than a one-year deal.

Yost is one week from becoming a free agent, but Moore seems fairly confident that they’ll come to an agreement to keep him in Kansas City for a fifth season. His overall record with the Royals is just 281-328 (.461) and Yost also had a losing mark in six seasons with the Brewers, but he has a 83-75 record this year.

  1. royalsfaninfargo - Sep 26, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Yost did an ok job this year, but this team didn’t gel until George Brett came in and changed the attitude.

  2. earpaniac - Sep 26, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    As a kid during the ’82 World Series, I got Ned Yosts’ autograph on a ball, along with Ed Romero and Don Money, so I’ve always followed his career. Hopefully he has some success with the Royals.

  3. nategearhart - Sep 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    NO dammit! This team needs someone that can take them to the next level. Yost is not that guy, and he never was.

  4. pieman1121 - Sep 26, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Ned Yost is an incompetent game manager. He cost the Royals at least a couple games down the stretch with his asinine moves. Might be a nice guy, crappy manager.

    • sportsdrenched - Sep 26, 2013 at 3:25 PM

      Indeed, a couple games. Royals will miss the playoffs by at least 4 games. What’s really agrivating is when he manages for pitcher wins & losses, stats no one cares about anymore anyway, instead of wins for the team.

      Ned did his job with developement. It’s time to bring in someone who can take them to the next level. That person is not Ned Yost.

  5. stlouis1baseball - Sep 27, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Alright. I am confused. Someone needs to clue me in. For a disclaimer…
    I admit I don’t follow the Royals closely. In fact, the only thing I know is they had a pretty good year.
    So…if they had a good year. Why all the Yost bashing?

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