Royals Exercise Ned Yost’s 2013 Option

The Royals announced that they have exercised the 2013 option on manager Ned Yost's contract. The 57-year-old skipper now starts his second full season in Kansas City with job security that extends beyond the coming season.

The Royals have a 126-163 record under Yost, who managed the Brewers from from 2003-08. He is the 16th full-time manager in Royals history.

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  1. Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

    Great news. Hopefully he can bring them to glory in the future.

  2. He is a terrible in game manager so I hope they don’t plan on sticking with him long term.  He is a decent guy to have while rebuilding though.

    • Lastings 3 years ago

      Why is he a terrible in-game manager? Is it because he spars with temperamental players during the game, namely Johnny Estrada?

  3. pmollan 3 years ago

    Ned Yost is a GREAT manager while building a team with young, raw talent.  He was a huge part of the Brewers resurgence as a legitimate contender.  Whether or not he is the man to lead a team through the playoffs remains to be seen. However, for now, the Royals couldn’t have a better man at the helm while they grow.

  4. Why Would They Bring Him Back For 2013? He’s Lost a Full   Seasons Worth Of Games +1 lol

    • notsureifsrs 3 years ago


    • Otis26 3 years ago

      Maybe because Joe Torre couldn’t win 70 games with the lineup Yost has had.

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        Ned’s dad (Ed Yost) I doubt would be able to help this team of hackers in a season or 2.

        You cannot have an MLB team roster full of people, none of which know the strike zone and go to the plate hacking at everything even remotely close… It just don’t work that way and even below average pitchers will leverage that against you, unless said hitter has the most explosive wrists and quickness around and I doubt every Royal has that.

        This team needs instructors, starting in it’s minor league system to teach plate discipline and someone at the major league level to drive it into their heads that you just cannot swing at pitches 3-4″ off of the plate on a consistent basis and expect your team to win.. it don’t work that way and Ned Yost ought to know that fact very well with his dad known as “The Walking Man” and had a career BB/K rate of 2-1, and 1640-920 overall.. Also leading the league 6 times while Ted Williams was playing and that was no small feat…

        I imagine his dad had a lot to say about that and remember “The Walking Man” as a coach for Boston during the 70’s and he helped several of them with plate discipline as well, Hobson being 1.

        You got to get on base to win…

        • Andrew Cross 3 years ago

          You make valid points, it’s just that the points you’re making don’t apply to the 2011 Royals. Consider the following:
          As a team, the Royals posted the 7th best wOBA in baseball last year behind the Red Sox, Rangers, Yankees, Tigers, Cardinals, and Brewers – teams that have reputations for being good hitters.
          They were the 3rd best team last year in terms of K% behind the Rangers and Cardinals.
          It isn’t the offense at this point that is holding the Royals back…
          ps, insofar that the minor leaguer’s lack discipline too, keep in mind that last season the Royals AAA affiliate swept the PCL’s championship game in three straight games, outscoring Sacramento 29-12.

        • Otis26 3 years ago

          Don’t disagree with a thing you’re saying…but I do believe the lineup is getting better. I’ve been pointing to 2013 for the last 3 years and I don’t see anything to change my mind…

          BUT – there’s still that excited fan inside me who thinks that maybe – just maybe – if a few of our starters have career years we could compete this year. Or maybe at least be hanging around in August.

        • daveineg 3 years ago

           Ned Yost is not related to Eddie Yost.

          • johnsilver 3 years ago

            “Ned Yost is not related to Eddie Yost.”

            Thx for that, cause have thought for literally a couple of decades that ned was.. But just looked myself to check and… Yep.. You are correct…

  5. setupunchtag 3 years ago

    The best thing about Yost on any given day is that he doesn’t ride a unicycle and was apparently the inspiration for his good buddy Jeff Foxworthy’s, “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?”, originally pitched as, “Are You Smarter Than a Former No-hit, No-Field, Major League Catcher?”, but was the same show, none-the-less.

  6. daveineg 3 years ago

    For the most part nothing much has been expected of any teams managed by Ned Yost, and he’s never disappointed.  Once the Brewers got pretty good, Ned couldn’t handle the heat, first getting in shouting matches in the dugout in 2007, and then making so many bizarre moves in 08 he had to be replaced in the final month to avoid a collapse.  He’s not a guy you want when you finally have talent to compete.

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