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Managing like Ned Yost, a good idea or a bad idea?

The Kansas City Royals are in the World Series, and there is no hotter topic of conversation than manager Ned Yost. He is undefeated in the playoffs at this point, which seems to suggest that he’s doing something right. On the other hand, he’s bunting and stealing like crazy, a strategy that is becoming roundly accepted as foolish. Bunts give away outs, and attempting to stealing...
Via The Rhino and Compass
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Thing Ned Yost Got the Most Right in the ALCS

Ned Yost has taken a lot of flak for his decisions this year, ranging from his decision to use Yordano Ventura as a reliever in the Wild Card game, an unchanging line-up that has Alex Gordon hitting 6th, and the team’s reputation for aggressive sacrifice bunt attempts. But more than anything else, he came under […]
Via Fangraphs
4 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
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Some More Advice for Ned Yost

Two weeks ago, before the Royals squared off against the A’s in the Wild Card game, I offered a few pieces of advice for Ned Yost, focusing on limiting the amount of outs he asked James Shields to get, not bunting too too early in the game, and using their speed to steal a bunch […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Manager Ned Yost Admits He Can’t Name Most the Guys on His Roster

Royals manager Ned Yost has seen his team make an improbable run into the American League Championship Series, but even nearly 170 games in to the season, Yost admits he can’t name the vast majority of his team. “I can’t say enough about these guys,” Yost said in a locker room interview today. “That said, one thing I can’t say is most of their names. There’s Billy Butler...
Via Sports Pickle
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Party like its 1985 for the Kansas City Royals

The last time the Kansas City Royals were in the MLB playoffs, a kid traveled back in time in a souped up DeLorean. Two prize fighters, one from the USA and one from The Soviet Union, were putting the "Cold War" on full display in a more dramatic setting. The Cosbys were on top of the TV World & global awareness started on MTV with "We Are the World."Last...
Via Route4Sports
19 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Find a Way to Win, Inspite of More Nedulence.

    Ned Yost Dreams   Some how, some way, I sit here this Monday morning reflecting on what transpired this weekend, and still find myself optimistic about the playoffs. The Royals still have a grasp of a wildcard spot as we entire the last week of the season!  In other words with only 7 (and 1/2 inning) games to go, the Royals are in control of their own destiny to PLAYOFF...
Via Royals Blue
28 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
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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