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Royals sign Ned Yost, Dayton Moore to contract extensions

Ned YostThe brains behind the Kansas City Royals’ World Series winning team have been rewarded.

Manager Ned Yost and general manager Dayton Moore were both given extensions by the team on Thursday, per a team statement. Yost’s previous deal would have expired after 2016, but his extension will keep him on board through 2018. Terms of Moore’s deal were not disclosed.

Yost, interestingly enough, is the winningest manager in franchise history. Though he’s 468-469 overall in six seasons, he’s posted two winning seasons in a row, with a pair of World Series appearances and one win. Moore has been the team’s GM since 2006 and while his work took a while to yield results, there is no disputing that they have.

It wasn’t that long ago that both men didn’t look long for Kansas City, Yost in particular after a series of questionable tactical moves down the stretch in 2014 Times have changed significantly.

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