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Game 7 Is the Whole Dang Point

Oh boy, are we ever going to learn a lot tonight. We’re going to learn, for example, how Bruce Bochy elects to use Madison Bumgarner. We’re going to learn about Bumgarner’s effectiveness out of the bullpen on short rest! We’ll learn about Ned Yost using and stretching out his big three relievers, and we’ll see […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rumors: Ned Yost doesn't mind if Billy Butler leaves

Billy Butler has been a mainstay in the Kansas City Royals lineup since 2008, but after his worst offensive season since that year Bill Madden is reporting that people close to the Royals say that manager Ned Yost wouldn't mind if he left via free agency this offseason. #456398358 / gettyimages.comButler has a team option of 12.5 million dollars entering the winter that is...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ned Yost: ‘I’m getting really good at protecting a one-run lead’

The Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 and in doing so took a 2-1 lead in the World Series. The Royals defensive lineup of Alex Gordon, Jarrod Dyson and Lorenzo Cain, who moved from center field to right in place of Nori Aoki, paid off big along with their unbendable backend of the bullpen. Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the sixth inning, allowing four hits and...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yost's managerial decisions make for extra-entertaining World Series

The Royals lead the Giants, two games to one, in a thoroughly entertaining World Series, and I’m inspired to write a brief letter. Dear baseball gods, Can Ned Yost manage in the World Series every year? Please? Sincerely, All of us Oh, this is too much fun. I don’t always agree with his in-game moves, and, in all honesty, I prefer it that way. There are two sports going on right...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals’ Ned Yost Grew Up Giants Fan, Once Spent Vida Blue Autograph

Clearly, this World Series is going to be an inside job. OK, maybe not. But Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost revealed Monday he grew up a huge San Francisco Giants fan, making this year’s Fall Classic extra special for the veteran skipper. “I bet you I’ve wore out 15 San Francisco Giant hats as a kid growing up,” Yost told reporters in Kansas City. “That was my team...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals advance to the World Series

After completing a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS, the Kansas City Royals are heading back to the World Series for the first time since 1985. Combining awesome relief pitching, timely hitting, speed and great defense, the Royals swept their way through the American League Playoffs to a tune of an 8-0 record. This after Ned Yost’s club was down four runs in...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

All That Ned Yost Bunting Has Helped the Royals

Relative to the rest of the league, Ned Yost‘s bunting isn’t exactly out of control. However, he does seem rather fond of the strategy, so he pulls it out pretty often, and it’s a big part of how he’s labeled online. The Royals bunted and ran like crazy people in the wild-card playoff against Oakland, […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez sends legendary tweet regarding Ned Yost’s decision making

The Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics in 12 thrilling innings of baseball, 9-8. The team attained its first postseason win since 1985. Royals manager Ned Yost made a few curious decisions on the night. And after the game, rather than praising Yost, Martinez delivered the tweet of the night....
Via The Sports Daily
October 01, 2014  |  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
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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