Ned Yost has been a polarizing figure at times among Royals fans, but leading the team to its first pennant in nearly three decades seems to have put some of his detractors to rest, at least temporarily. Ned's penchant for bunting, his handling of bullpen roles last season, and his churlish attitude towards the press brought him criticism last year. However this year he has been credited for getting Mike Moustakas' career kickstarted by putting him in the #2 hole, handling a dominating bullpen to near-perfection, and for having his players' back in recent dust-ups with other clubs.
Ned has now managed 789 games for the Royals, the most in franchise history. He has a 384-405 record with the Royals, and has won 841 games overall as a manager, the 72nd most in Major League history. Has he perhaps improved on the job, learning from his mistakes and adjusting along the way? Or is he the same stubborn manager he's always been, just with better talent? It certainly is easier to manage a bullpen when you have an all-world stable of arms like Greg Holland, Wade Davis, and Kelvin Herrera.
What do you think of the job Ned Yost is doing?