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soxinem1
05-13-2010, 04:21 PM
And replaced with Ned Yost, per CBS Sportsline.

DirtySox
05-13-2010, 04:23 PM
Long overdue.

Chez
05-13-2010, 04:49 PM
Now the Royals will be all fired up for us this weekend.

sox1970
05-13-2010, 04:55 PM
Now the Royals will be all fired up for us this weekend.

14-20 vs 12-23

Clash of the Titans

WhiteSox5187
05-13-2010, 04:57 PM
I don't watch the Royals often but from what I heard Hillman wasn't the problem, their GM is.

pythons007
05-13-2010, 05:19 PM
I'm not sure what they really expect their manager to do when none of their moves pan out. They overpay for guys like Guillen who cannot carry a team by himself. Their prospects haven't panned out (minus Butler and Grienke).

That organization is going downhill...and has been for many years. What did they get for the likes of Dye, Beltran, Ibanez, Damon and whoever else they left leave their organizaton that was actually worth a damn?

DirtySox
05-13-2010, 05:20 PM
I don't watch the Royals often but from what I heard Hillman wasn't the problem, their GM is.

Hillman was pretty bad. Dayton Moore is worse though.

TDog
05-13-2010, 05:25 PM
New Royals manager Ned Yost is the only manager I've ever heard of to be fired while his team was in contention in September. I think there were two weeks to go in the season. Dale Sveum went 7-5 in Yost's place, and the Brewers still won the wild card. I have always wondered what Yost was doing that was so egregious that he should be fired with 12 games left in a playoff season.

Even the White Sox waited until after the 2003 season was over to fire Jerry Manuel, although 2003 couldn't have gone any worse if the Sox had fired Manuel before the Sox lost their last five September games to the Twins.

thomas35forever
05-13-2010, 05:27 PM
Another KC manager bites the dust.

soxinem1
05-13-2010, 05:30 PM
Hillman was pretty bad. Dayton Moore is worse though.

I agree that neither of them are very enlightening, but honestly, what has Moore been given by ownership to put a solid team together? He made a few boneheaded signings like Guillen and a few others, but every GM has done that. This team cannot crank out many prospects with the solid draft position they have had for over a decade.

While I do not pity an opponent for losing games, as a baseball fan I pity KC, PIT, BAL, and the other cities that had near-annual contenders at one time but now celebrate if the finish less than ten games under .500.

Truly sad.

mzh
05-13-2010, 06:27 PM
*Ahem* I believe I get a point on the predictions thread (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=119002) :cool:

theamb
05-13-2010, 06:38 PM
New Royals manager Ned Yost is the only manager I've ever heard of to be fired while his team was in contention in September. I think there were two weeks to go in the season. Dale Sveum went 7-5 in Yost's place, and the Brewers still won the wild card. I have always wondered what Yost was doing that was so egregious that he should be fired with 12 games left in a playoff season.


In short, Ned Yost was clueless

While I can't vouch as a full-time viewer, Hillman was hardly the problem in K.C.

A. Cavatica
05-13-2010, 07:14 PM
A KC reject? At least we have someone to replace Ozzie with.

Marqhead
05-13-2010, 07:25 PM
Should've played BA more often. :shrug:

Zakath
05-14-2010, 03:46 AM
I don't watch the Royals often but from what I heard Hillman wasn't the problem, their GM is.

KC's problem is their market and their inability to keep young talent beyond their initial contract due to not being able to shell out, for lack of a better term, Yankee/Red Sox money.

Then again, you can say that about probably 5-10 other teams as well...

VenturaFan23
05-14-2010, 06:05 AM
Wow, what's a manager supposed to do there when their only legit players seem to be Grienke, Butler, and Soria?

soxfanatlanta
05-14-2010, 06:33 AM
An interesting read (http://www.ajc.com/sports/royals-fire-hillman-yost-526696.html).

palehozenychicty
05-14-2010, 07:12 AM
Two days ago, Moore said that Hillman's job was not in jeopardy. Apparently, the Glasses were ready to drop the hammer. That being said, the Royals simply have not drafted well. Gordon and Hochevar have been their biggest disappointments, and Crow is supposedly having trouble throwing strikes. Even the Pirates are trending upward, in terms of organizational talent.

Now, let's get a sweep, you white sox! :cool: