KC Royals News: Ned Yost and Pitching Concerns


KC Royals news consists of Ned Yost become the all time winningest Royals manager and the Royals’ rotation continuing to experience injuries.

After evening the series with the Boston Red Sox on Saturday evening, the KC Royals are sitting at 39-26 and have the best record in the American League. Thursday night’s win against the Brewers led to Ned Yost become the Kansas City Royals’ all time winningest manager with 411 wins (now at 412 after Saturday’s win).

It’s a huge feat for Yost, especially considering how bad this team was towards the beginning of his tenure here. Yost could have been fired many times by Dayton Moore, and it’s kind of an intriguing thought if he might have been relieved of his duties had the Royals lost the Wildcard game in September.

Fans’ attitudes toward Ned have been up and down, but we all are happy he’s here and hope that he can build on his wins this season and in the future.

Now onto the more negative side of things, which concerns the Royals’ starting rotation.

Yordano Ventura entered the disabled list on Thursday, joining teammate Jason Vargas. It was announced that Danny Duffy would be making his first start in over a month on Wednesday, and also that Yohan Pino was sent back to Omaha and Aaron Brooks was called up to the big leagues.

For those not keeping track, three of the original five starting pitchers are injured. Chris Young has stepped in admirably during this time and Joe Blanton gave the Royals a good start on Wednesday night, only allowing one run.

Pino did not have much luck in his first start as a Royal, allowing six runs (five in the second inning) and taking the Royals out of the game early on. Pino has had decent outings in the bullpen, but has been sent back to Omaha, bringing Aaron Brooks up in his place.

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    Here’s what’s going on around Fansided.com.

    KC Royals Ned Yost Becomes All Time Wins Leader In 3-2 Victory [Kings of Kauffman]

    "Considering where he was a year ago, it may be a bit of a surprise that Ned Yost is still the manager of the KC Royals. Now, with the Royals 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, Yost has etched his name into the history books as the winningest manager in team history."

    A KC Royals All-Star Game Is Not All Bad For Baseball [KC Kingdom]

    "Ned Yost wants to win, and with an arsenal of All-Star second basemen at his disposal (in addition to Altuve, a combination of guys like Jason Kipnis, Dustin Pedroia, and Brian Dozier should make the squad), Infante will get an inning or two in the field and nothing more."

    Kansas City Royals, Salvador Perez Could Discuss Extension Soon [Kings of Kauffman]

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    "Even though the Royals do not have an actual need to engage Perez in another extension at this point, doing so may be the correct plan of action. Not only would Perez be able to work out a contract more favorable to his performance, but it would generate quite a bit of goodwill, not only with Perez, but with the other players. It would then be known that the Royals will, if a player outperforms his extension, look to make things right financially."

    KC Royals: Missouri Teams Take Top Two Spots In Power Rankings [KC Kingdom]

    "All of that aside though, the KC Royals have bounced back after a rough outing against the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers (both at Kauffman Stadium) by sweeping the Minnesota Twins on their home turf and now sweeping the Milwaukee Brewers in a four-game set."

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    Ned Yost is now the Kansas City Royals all-time winningest manager [Outside Pitch]

    "Yost added some humor to the achievement, saying that Royals general manager Dayton Moore could have fired him “two or three times, but didn’t.” Interestingly enough, since becoming the Royals manager in 2010, Yost’s record is 411-427. Even the all-time winningest manager still has a losing record with the Royals. However, with the way they’ve been playing, Yost will get over the .500 mark sooner rather than later."

    Danny Duffy’s next start to come in Seattle with Royals, not Arkansas with Naturals [Fox Sports]

    "Duffy’s return will be a welcome one if he can recapture his success from a season ago. The Royals currently have three starting pitchers on the DL, with Jason Vargas (left flexor strain) and Yordano Ventura (ulnar nerve inflammation) joining Duffy."

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