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MLB: KC Royals Sign Ned Yost to 2-Year Extension
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MLB: KC Royals Sign Ned Yost to 2-Year Extension

Oct 1 2013, 7:39pm CDT | by

The Kansas City Royals have extended manager Ned Yost's contract for another two years after he guided the team to its best record since 1989.

Ned Yost is staying put as manager of the Kansas City Royals. The Royals rewarded Yost with a fresh two-year contract extension which runs through the 2015 MLB season on Tuesday, per Bob Dutton of...

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MLB: KC Royals Sign Ned Yost to 2-Year Extension

Oct 1 2013, 7:39pm CDT | by

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The Kansas City Royals have extended manager Ned Yost's contract for another two years after he guided the team to its best record since 1989.

Ned Yost is staying put as manager of the Kansas City Royals.

The Royals rewarded Yost with a fresh two-year contract extension which runs through the 2015 MLB season on Tuesday, per Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. Dutton says Yost "received a slight raise" but no specific details of the new deal were divulged.

The 59-year-old Yost was certainly happy to be back, expressing delight in being able to work for general manager Dayton Moore once again.

"I'm really pleased that (I'm) coming back. I think we've made great progress this year, and I'm very excited about our future.

"It's a great honor to be able to work with somebody (Moore) you really respect and enjoy working with. That's the funnest part of the job for me." 

He made it clear their main objective is to win the World Series, and so far, they have taken the first step.

"Our main goal is to win the World Series, but we took a major step this year -- finished 10 games over .500. That was huge for us. That was a big first step."

Moore praised Yost's leadership qualities and emphasized the continuity aspect regarding his manager's new contract.

"The continuity aspect of what we're doing here in Kansas City is crucial. That's what we've tried to build and we don't want a change for change sake in our key leadership positions. Ned is a terrific leader, he's a great competitor, the players play hard and respect Ned. He comes to win."

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon couldn't agree more.

"When you have something good you need to stick with it, and I think that's what we have. We have a good manager that gels well with the guys on this team and we all have a good relationship."

Yost was previously the manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, who fired him in 2008. He became Royals interim manager two years later and suffered consecutive 90-loss seasons when the interim teg was taken off.

In spite of the early struggles, he has managed to develop Kansas City's younger players. His teunre as Royals manager culminated this season with an 86-76 finish, their best in 24 years.

The Royals were actually in contention for an American League Wild Card spot late in the regular season but couldn't keep up with the leader board.

In 10 seasons as an MLB manager, Yost is 741-831 (.471).  

 
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Billy Butler rarely stays around home plate after hitting a home run, always careful not to show up the other team. But considering all that Butler has been through this season, and how much this home run meant -- a two-run pinch-hit bomb in the eighth that carried the Royals over Cleveland, 6-4 for their fourth straight victory -- Butler decided he was going to break his own rule. "I really wanted to enjoy it," Butler said of his 422-foot blas ...
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Jul 25 2014 10:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Struggling Billy Butler found himself in a strange place, on the bench and out of the Kansas City Royals starting lineup. But Butler was needed late on Friday night and he delivered a pinch two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to send the Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 for their fourth straight win. Carlos Santana homered twice for the Indians, who have lost five of six. Butler c ...
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Butler’s two-run HR lifts Royals past Indians

Jul 25 2014 10:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Struggling Billy Butler found himself in a strange place, on the bench and out of the Kansas City Royals starting lineup. But Butler was needed late on Friday night and he delivered a pinch two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to send the Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 for their fourth straight win. Carlos Santana homered twice for the Indians, who have lost five of six. Butler connected agai ...
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Butler’s two-run HR lifts Royals past Indians

Jul 25 2014 10:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Struggling Billy Butler found himself in a strange place, on the bench and out of the Kansas City Royals starting lineup. But Butler was needed late on Friday night and he delivered a pinch two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to send the Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 for their fourth straight win. Carlos Santana homered twice for the Indians, who have lost five of ...
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Butler’s two-run HR lifts Royals past Indians

Jul 25 2014 10:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Struggling Billy Butler found himself in a strange place, on the bench and out of the Kansas City Royals starting lineup. But Butler was needed late on Friday night and he delivered a pinch two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to send the Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 for their fourth straight win. Carlos Santana homered twice for the Indians, who have lost five of six. But ...
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There will be 29 teams who will be disappointed in some capacity at the end of this season. Which of those teams will fire their manager? There shouldn't be any more surprises this year. At least when it comes to which teams are surprising and which teams are disappointing. Aside from a 15-game winning streak from the Rays or a 15-game losing streak from the Reds -- both of which might be in progress! -- w ...
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AL Central Links: Royals, Hanrahan, Lindor, Sox

Jul 23 2014 8:29am CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

Despite the fact that the Royals recently went through a stretch of 18 losses in 27 games, GM Dayton Moore tells Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star that manager Ned Yost’s job is safe. Perhaps more pertinent to MLBTR faithful is that Moore tells McCullough his 49-50 ball club will not be sellers at this year’s deadline. Moore says that he doesn’t blame the players, coaches or anyone but himself: “I look at myself, and what I can do, and what we can do as a baseball operations department ...
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Jul 21 2014 6:44pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

Shortly before game time on Monday night, manager Ned Yost scratched Eric Hosmer (bruised right hand) and put Billy Butler, normally his designated hitter, at first base for the first t ...
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Bogaerts, Gomes HRs boost Red Sox over Royals

Jul 18 2014 9:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

BOSTON — Jonny Gomes’ go-ahead shot into the centre field bleachers left him just one pinch-hit homer behind the Red Sox all-time leader. And Gomes wanted to make it clear that there was no comparison. "You can go ahead and get it out there," he said with a little grin. "I’m not chasing any of Ted Williams’ records." Gomes’ two-run homer capped a four-run sixth inning that gave Boston a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. In two seasons with the Red ...
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Bogaerts, Gomes HRs boost Red Sox over Royals

Jul 18 2014 9:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

BOSTON — Jonny Gomes’ go-ahead shot into the centre field bleachers left him just one pinch-hit homer behind the Red Sox all-time leader. And Gomes wanted to make it clear that there was no comparison. "You can go ahead and get it out there," he said with a little grin. "I’m not chasing any of Ted Williams’ records." Gomes’ two-run homer capped a four-run sixth inning that gave Boston a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. In two seasons with the Red Sox, ...
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