New contract for Ned Yost? Royals “focused on other things”

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Royals manager Ned Yost is entering the final season of his contract and teams tend to avoid having “lame duck” skippers, but general manager Dayton Moore indicated that he’s in no rush to hand out a new deal despite the team’s World Series run.

Moore told Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star that “right now, we’re focused on other things” and overall the sense seems to be that both sides realize Yost isn’t going anywhere.

Yost, who turned 60 years old in August, has said he’d like to manage for 2-3 more seasons. And here’s s startling fact via McCullough: He’s already the longest-tenured manager in Royals history with five years on the job.