Vahe Gregorian

September 21, 2013 10:00 PM

Ned Yost has the Royals winning, but he can’t win with fans

With just one week to go until the playoffs and the Royals entering Sunday’s home finale against Texas with the best record in the American League since the All-Star break, fans have embraced the team. But they remain lukewarm on the manager. It’s a fascinating and puzzling dynamic that seems to ignore a major part of Ned Yost’s job — the human elements of his influence on the team. It also begs the question how much it matters whether fans trust his leadership if the players do.

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