Gambling in sports results are not likely to improve too much for the Royals despite the recent sportsgambling news that manager Trey Hillman was fired after a 12-23 start.
The Royals are once again one of the biggest money losers in all of baseball betting as has been the case for most of their seasons since the 1995 campaign that followed the lockout. Kansas City has been plagued by an ownership that operates with a shoe string budget and a front office that has not been effective at finding ways to win despite of that.
Ned Yost took over as manager for the Royals and is likely to serve out the remainder of the 2010 gambling in sports season.
Yost was manager of the Milwaukee Brewers during their resurgence although he was fired near the end of the 2008 season as he couldn’t quite get the Brew Crew over the hump and into the playoffs which they then went on to qualify for after his departure in the final two weeks of that season.
Yost is also known for being a long time coach under future hall of fame manager Bobby Cox with the Atlanta Braves during their MLB betting dynasty of the 1990’s.
Yost will have his work cut out for him as the Royals have been one of the worst franchises in all of gambling in sports with at least 90 or more losses in 7 out of the last 9 seasons and with a team that ranks 24th in run production and 27th for staff earned run average.
Yost is settling in for the rest of the MLB baseball wagering season eager to right the ship and get the Royals on the winning track. He was in the front office for the Royals before the shakeup.
“It’s mostly just been getting organized, getting the coaching staff organized and what I expect out of them, communicating my thoughts and plans to the players,” said Yost. Yost won his first game as skipper May 14 at Kansas City in a 6-1 decision against the White Sox.