FanPost

2011 Manager Poll

Who will be the Royals Manager in 2011, regardless of when Hillman is fired or who the interim coach is in 2010?  Choices are internal candidates or an external candidate to be named by you in the comments.

 John Gibbons - Royals Bench Coach

 John_gibbons_medium

Hired by Blue Jays GM J.P. Riccardi in 2002, a minor league roommate, to be bullpen catcher.  Worked his way up to first base coach, and eventually Manager of the Blue Jays, replacing Carlos Tosca in 2004 until his firing in 2008.  MLB Mangerial Record:  305-305.  Best finish: 2nd in AL East (2006) with an 87-75 record.

Controversial run-ins with players include chastising Dave Bush in the dugout after he showed displeasure for getting the hook in a game in 2005, challenged Shea Hillenbrand (allegedly) to a fight in July 2006, shoved Ted Lilly in August 2006, and friction with Frank Thomas in 2008 over playing time.

Ned Yost - Special Advisor to Dayton Moore

 Ned427_medium

I think Yost is the real sleeper here.  Everyone is talking about Gibbons, and maybe he is your interim manager.  But Yost might be Moore's long-term solution.  He was a bullpen coach and third-base coach for the Braves from 1991 to 2002.  He managed the Brewers to start the 2003 season until he was (also) fired in 2008.  MLB Managerial Record:  457-502.  Best Finish: 2nd in NL Central in 2007 (83-79).

Main criticism against Yost centers around the Brewers blowing an 8.5 game lead in the division (the lead was held on June 23rd) and blowing a 4-game wild card lead in September 2008 to the Phillies.

Frank White - Royals Broadcaster

 Frank_white_150x200_medium

I don't think Frank has a snowball's chance with Moore, but he is a fan favorite and makes it on the poll.  Managed AA Wichita Wranglers from 2004-2006 (is this correct?).  That would have been a 218-200 record and a loss to the Corpus Christi Hooks in the 2006 Texas League championship series.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Royals Review

You must be a member of Royals Review to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royals Review. You should read them.

Join Royals Review

You must be a member of Royals Review to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royals Review. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker