According to Jeffrey Flanagan, writer for, the ball club has named former Cardinals manager Mike Matheny as the Royals’ replacement for Ned Yost.

In six-and-a-half seasons with the Cardinals, Matheny’s record was 591-474 during the regular season with a 21-22 postseason record that included three Central Division titles, a National League pennant, two other League Championship appearances and a World Series appearance in 2013. Matheny was fired at the All-Star break of the 2018 season and was hired by the Royals as a special advisor.

Matheny replaces Ned Yost who managed ten years in Kansas City and reached the World Series twice, winning in 2015.

My thoughts on the hire: