Things have definitely changed in terms of the KC Royals and manager Ned Yost over the last year. Just when you thought his job was in jeopardy, the Royals reached the postseason for the first time since 1985.
Today, the Royals signed Yost to an extension through the 2016 season. Sure, it is only one more season, but it is alot longer than most thought he would receive a year ago.
Yost has been the Royals manager since May 13, 2010 and was the first manager in Major League history to win his first eight postseason games.
In 2014, the Royals won 89 games, the second highest total since 1989 (92 wins). He also became the longest tenured Royals manager. Unfortunately, the Royals are just 830-904 during Yost’s tenure.
According to Kansas City Star reporter Andy McCullough, Yost is only interested in sticking around for two or three more years. Plus, GM Dayton Moore is only signed through the 2016 season.
It will be interesting to see how he maneuvers the Royals through the 2015 season, especially with all of the new faces. You know you love to second-guess his moves.