May 14, 2010

Royals fire Hillman, select Yost as replacement: There is a certain star-crossed irony that Trey Hillman’s tenure as the Royals’ manager came to an end Thursday afternoon after his club showed the sort of clutch hitting and competent bullpen work that it so often lacked. Former Milwaukee manager Ned Yost replaced Hillman effective immediately and will serve for the remainder of the season.


posted by tommytrump to baseball at 05:14 PM - 7 comments

Former Milwaukee manager Ned Yost replaced Hillman effective immediately and will serve for the remainder of the season.

Whew! All is well now......

posted by kcfan4life at 07:03 PM on May 14

Ned Yost can be poison for a bullpen, but he can be a good manager for young players. Unfortunately, he also has a secret crush on Jason Kendall.

posted by drezdn at 08:57 PM on May 14

Hillman is going to succeed somewhere in the Majors. His problems in Kansas City were geographic. Nobody is going to do well with those resources.

posted by rcade at 09:35 PM on May 14

rcade,

When I 1st heard the news (as a Royals fan), I thought the same thing. Then I read this.

Now I am not sure so sure he wasn't part of the problem (at least for the Dayton Moore era).

posted by brainofdtrain at 12:10 AM on May 15

Ned Yost? Seriously? Hillman might not be the guy in KC, but Yost DEFINITELY isn't the guy.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:35 AM on May 15

"There we go! These deck chairs are definitely in the right position now. Now, what is the captain saying about an iceberg?"

posted by grum@work at 06:45 AM on May 15

You wish, grum. More like "I didn't catch it all, but I think he said to try to widen the crack in the hull! Keep pulling!"

posted by yerfatma at 09:40 AM on May 15

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