ALDS manager drama! Ned Yost and Mike Scioscia had a “long-running feud”


Lest anyone think Royals fans and everyone on Twitter are the only people who have an issue with Royals manager Ned Yost. Angels manager Mike Scioscia also has a beef with him, apparently.

Or at least he did. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times says Yost and Scioscia have settled their “long-running feud,” writing:

The feud goes back to the spring of 2007, when Yost, then the Milwaukee Brewers’ manager, filed a protest with the commissioner’s office after the Angels, for the second straight year, sent a team of minor leaguers to Maryvale, Ariz., for the Cactus League finale while their regulars played that night in Anaheim.

A few weeks later, when snow forced an Angels-Indians series to be moved from Cleveland to Milwaukee, Yost’s Miller Park manager’s office was locked so Scioscia couldn’t use it.

The next season Yost sent a roster full of non-regulars to face the Angels, giving Scioscia some of his own medicine. And then in the spring of 2012 there was some more tension related to pitchers plunking batters. But now, according to Scioscia:

Yeah, it’s all water under the bridge. I won’t say when, but he approached me about it and apologized.

Yost can use all the allies he can get at this point, but let’s see if the two managers are still buddies when this ALDS matchup is over.

Gallegos agrees to 2-year, $11M contract with Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS – Reliever Giovanny Gallegos and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract, a deal that includes a club option for 2025 and escalators that could make it worth $20.5 million over three seasons.

The 31-year-old right-hander is 3-5 with a 2.91 ERA and 14 saves in 20 chances this season. He has 72 strikeouts and 15 walks in 58 2/3 innings.

“I feel so happy,” Gallegos said before the Cardinals played the Pirates in Pittsburgh. “I don’t have the word for exactly how I’m feeling.”

He was obtained from the Yankees in July 2018 along with left-hander Chasen Shreve in the trade that sent first baseman Luke Voit to New York. Gallegos is 14-15 with a 3.02 ERA and 34 saves in six major league seasons.

Gallegos gets a $500,000 signing bonus and salaries of $4.5 million next year and $5.5 million in 2024. St. Louis has a $6.5 million team option for 2025 with a $500,000 buyout.

His 2025 option price can increase by up to $3.5 million for games finished in 2024: $500,000 each for 20-25 and 26-30 and 31-35, and $1 million apiece for 36-40 and 41 or more.

He would get $250,000 for winning the Rivera/Hoffman reliever of the year award, $50,000 for All-Star selection and World Series MVP and $25,000 for League Championship Series MVP.

Gallegos has a $2.41 million salary this year.

He was eligible for salary arbitration and is potentially eligible for free agency after the 2024 season.