A dozen managers on MLB’s 2014 hot seat

1. Ned Yost, Kansas City Royals

Ned Yost

As I write this on a Wednesday, I would not be surprised if Yost is let go when his team returns home on Thursday. In less than a week since the All-Star Break the Royals have held not one, but two players-only meetings as the team has fallen below .500. That does not bode well for the manager.

This Royals team was built to end a 29-year playoff drought in 2014, and pitcher James Shields is in his walk year. Players like Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas have not lived up to expectations, but I see a lot of the 2007-08 Brewers in Yost’s handling of the squad.

Yost is on the thinnest ice of all, the type that breaks easily in the middle of a Missouri summer.

About the Author

Kurt Allen

Have written/blogged about sports since 2000, along with starting my popular Twitter feed in 2009. I also closely follow fantasy sports developments, along with events such as the NFL Draft.