Ned Yost Out as Brewer Manager

Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin has fired manager Ned Yost as of today. This move is long overdue for the free-falling Brewers team, now in jeopardy of winning the Wild Card.  Yost has long been seen as kind of an odd duck kind of manager so this is not really a shock to me. The guy should be fired if for no other reason than the way he has handled their star mid-season pickup, CC Sabathia. He has ridden him hard with 6 Complete Games in his 13 starts as a Brewer.

I realize they have no bullpen but you just can’t ride a guy that hard and expect to have anything left for him in the postseason. I have been astonished at how many games he has been left out there with 5, 7 run leads in the 8th & 9th innings. Yost was either going to burn him out or get him injured.  Now it appears iffy that they make the playoffs at all.  Good riddance to an inferior manager.

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    September 15, 2008   Posted in: observations, rivalries

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