Gordon prepared to do Royals' outfield shuffle

Royals manager Ned Yost revealed Friday that he may have some unusual outfield combinations this spring, and perhaps during the regular season. Yost indicated he plans to utilize Gold Glove left fielder Alex Gordon in all three outfield spots.
2 days ago

The Return Of Alex Gordon

As we begin preparing for the 2017 season, also perhaps known as The Last Ride Of Ned Yost And His Immortals, I don’t think it can be overstated: a resurgence from Alex Gordon is absolutely crucial to the Royals’ chances of squeezing one last playoff run out of this group of players. As a brief recap, Gordon hit just .220/.312/.380 last year in 506 plate appearances. It was his...
Via BP Kansas City
2 days ago

Yordano Ventura had all the makings of a star

I know what some people thought. They saw Yordano Ventura's on-field indiscretions, his jawing with opponents, his drilling of opponents, his triggering of bench-clearing incidents. And they thought: What a punk.Ventura earned that distrust, but as often is the case, the easy characterization was not the correct one. The Yo that I knew had the warmest of smiles, the most engaging...
Via FOX Sports
28 days ago

Mike Moustakas done for the year with torn right ACL

Defending a World Series title is difficult. Defending a World Series title when your All-Star third baseman is finished for the year is virtually impossible. Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, manager Ned Yost confirmed on Thursday per Jeffrey Flanagan of Ned confirms Moustakas out for season. Will be ready...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Royals Manager Ned Yost destroys a pile of concrete with his bare hands

When you win the World Series, you need to get a little creative when it comes to getting your team motivated to do it again. At least that is what it appears Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost was thinking when he smashed through four concrete blocks in front of his team on Tuesday. Yost brought on motivational speaker Donnie Moore to help energize the defending champions, with...
Via The Comeback
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Ned Yost pays price for breaking concrete blocks with bare hands

Kansas City Royals skipper Ned Yost was left with a noticeable gash on his left forearm and bruises and scabs on his knuckles after he broke some concrete blocks with his bare hands as part of an appearance by a motivational speaker. Ned Yost broke bricks with his bare hands today. "Nothing to it. I can handle all the feats of strength." — Sam Mellinger...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals sign Ned Yost, Dayton Moore to contract extensions

The brains behind the Kansas City Royals’ World Series winning team have been rewarded. Manager Ned Yost and general manager Dayton Moore were both given extensions by the team on Thursday, per a team statement. Yost’s previous deal would have expired after 2016, but his extension will keep him on board through 2018. Terms of Moore’s deal were not disclosed. Yost, interestingly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Greg Holland has ‘significant’ tear in UCL, will miss rest of season

By TOC Staff The Kansas City Royals will have to do without reliever Greg Holland for the rest of 2015, and possibly even longer as the former closer has been shut down due to an ongoing sore elbow. As Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star notes, Holland has asignificant tear in his UCL and will be seen by doctors next week in L.A. It’s possible he may need the dreaded Tommy...
Via The Outside Corner
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ned Yost explains Alex Rodriguez’s All-Star Game snub

By Steve DelVecchio Alex Rodriguez is defying odds at age 39, but he apparently has not done enough to earn a spot on the American League All-Star team. A-Rod was not selected to the squad by the fans or players, and AL manager Ned Yost also chose to leave him out of the Final Vote competition. Rodriguez is hitting .284 with 16 home runs and 47 RBI. On Monday, Yost was asked to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Fans are Lucky to Have Ned Yost

The Royals record on May 13th, 2010 stood at 11-23 and they were mired in a stretch where they had lost 9 out of 11 games. In what had become a standard joke, the Royals were already looking at a season in which "next year" was going to be the phrase of the day. To stem the growing unrest of fans, General Manager Dayton Moore mercifully fired then head coach Trey Hillman. Hillman...
Via Royals Blue
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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