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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

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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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Giants opt for fully rested Bumgarner in Game 5

Oct 25 2014 5:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAN FRANCISCO — When it came down to it, the San Francisco Giants decided that having a fully rested Madison Bumgarner starting one game was preferable than trying to send him out twice on short rest. So Bumgarner will take his sterling post-season resume into Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night on his usual four days’ rest when the Giants take on James Shields and the Kansas City Royals in the final game of the season in San Francisco. That decision allowed ...
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Giants opt for fully rested Bumgarner in Game 5

Oct 25 2014 5:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAN FRANCISCO — When it came down to it, the San Francisco Giants decided that having a fully rested Madison Bumgarner starting one game was preferable than trying to send him out twice on short rest. So Bumgarner will take his sterling post-season resume into Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night on his usual four days’ rest when the Giants take on James Shields and the Kansas City Royals in the final game of the season in San Francisc ...
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Giants opt for fully rested Bumgarner in Game 5

Oct 25 2014 5:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAN FRANCISCO — When it came down to it, the San Francisco Giants decided that having a fully rested Madison Bumgarner starting one game was preferable than trying to send him out twice on short rest. So Bumgarner will take his sterling post-season resume into Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night on his usual four days’ rest when the Giants take on James Shields and the Kansas City Royals in the fi ...
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Giants opt for fully rested Bumgarner in Game 5

Oct 25 2014 5:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAN FRANCISCO — When it came down to it, the San Francisco Giants decided that having a fully rested Madison Bumgarner starting one game was preferable than trying to send him out twice on short rest. So Bumgarner will take his sterling post-season resume into Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night on his usual four days’ rest when the Giants take on James Shields and the Kansas City Royals in the final game of the season in San Francisco. That de ...
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Giants opt for fully rested Bumgarner in Game 5

Oct 25 2014 5:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAN FRANCISCO — When it came down to it, the San Francisco Giants decided that having a fully rested Madison Bumgarner starting one game was preferable than trying to send him out twice on short rest. So Bumgarner will take his sterling post-season resume into Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night on his usual four days’ rest when the Giants take on James Shields and the Kansas City Royals in the final game of the season in San Franci ...
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World Series lineup: Giants, Royals set starters for Game 4

Oct 25 2014 4:48pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The Giants and Royals are ready for Game 4 of the World Series. After making some changes in Game 3, the Royals will stick with the same lineup in Game 4. The Royals went with a defensive lineup in Game 3 to adjust for the loss of the designated hitter. It worked, so Ned Yost and Kansas City will stick with the same lineup for Game 4. That means Alex Gordon is back in the two-hole while Jarrod Dyson will once again start in centerfield and bat eighth. Whil ...
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Royals think Giants dampened first base dirt

Oct 25 2014 4:33pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAN FRANCISCO — When it comes to the Royals’ running game, Kansas City manager Ned Yost thinks the San Francisco Giants are being sticks in the mud. The area around first base appeared to be a bit mucky for Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night. The Royals concluded the dirt was hosed down with extra vigour. "Maybe the groundskeeper just was looking at all the Royals fans up in the corner there and just forgot," Yost said Saturday. "I thought it was a little extra wet a ...
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Royals think Giants dampened first base dirt

Oct 25 2014 4:33pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAN FRANCISCO — When it comes to the Royals’ running game, Kansas City manager Ned Yost thinks the San Francisco Giants are being sticks in the mud. The area around first base appeared to be a bit mucky for Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night. The Royals appeared to conclude the dirt was hosed down with extra vigour. "Maybe the groundskeeper just was looking at all the Royals fans up in the corner there and just forgot," Yost said Saturday. "I t ...
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World Series 2014: Preview and Top Storylines for Giants vs. Royals Game 4

Oct 25 2014 3:23pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Kansas City Royals are two victories away from their first World Series title in 29 years. After dodging a brief detour to open the series, the Royals bounced back from a Game 1 loss to win the ensuing two games over the San Francisco Giants. Now a blistering 10-1 this postseason, the Royals can send the Giants to the brink of elimination by triumphing on Saturday night. The 2-1 deficit prompted manager Bruce Bochy wi ...
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