According to Jeffrey Flanagan, writer for KCRoyals.com, the ball club has named former Cardinals manager Mike Matheny as the Royals’ replacement for Ned Yost.
Per league source, the #Royals have hired Mike Matheny as their next manager. A press conference to introduce Matheny could happen today.
— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) October 31, 2019
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:
It was like Mike Matheny was handed the keys to a sports car when he took over the @Cardinals – He didn’t totally wreck it but he sure didn’t know how to handle it either
— Bill Pollock (@missourisports) October 31, 2019