Kansas City Royals All Time Best Managers
By David Hill
Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
3. Ned Yost
It seemed like the Ned Yost Watch was on for much of the first few months last season. The Kansas City Royals, who expected to build off their excellent 2013 season, were floundering under .500 into July. Yost was on the hot seat.
Then, the Royals caught fire. They surged back into contention, ending one game behind the Detroit Tigers and into the Wild Card Game. Even then, it seemed as though Yost had a tentative grasp upon his job, as we all remembered how Dale Svuem replaced him in Milwaukee on the cusp of the playoffs.
Through it all, Yost persevered. Even with the rough patches during that Wild Card Game, the Royals continued to believe, eventually emerging victorious as they swept through the American League. Now, possessing the longest tenure of any manager in Royals history, and having surpassed Whitey Herzog for the most wins in Royals history, it is Yost who has the last laugh.
It may have taken quite a lot of tome for fans of the Kansas City Royals to appreciate Ned Yost, but there may not be a better person for the position right now. Sure, we may still question his moves, but he is our manager. In Ned we trust.
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