Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kevin Haskin: Change at the Top Worth Considering for Royals?

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kevin Haskin: Change at the Top Worth Considering for Royals?

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Musings at the mid-week:

The "different voice'' Ned Yost spoke about when discussing changes to "some areas'' of the Royals coaching staff got me to thinking.

Is this a good time for different instruction from the top?

If Yost were to no longer manage the Royals, his legacy would remain intact.

A statue might be commissioned. Same with a number hanging from the left field facade.

Such tributes could still materialize for Yost if the Royals flounder next season.

Dave Eiland, however, is one of the best in the bigs at teaching and coaching pitchers.

In spite of struggles from KC's starters and relievers in 2017.

Now Eiland is out and the Royals arms will be left for someone else to tune.

With the hits the roster will absorb in free agency, and the possibility Dayton Moore could land in Atlanta, a complete overhaul of coaches is something to ponder.

But Yost is back and he deserves to remain as skipper.

The continuity he provides, and the loyalty he shows, are positive attributes.

Especially if he can make next year, to quote Ned, "Soler's time.''

That I want to see.

The ending of the Chiefs-Redskins game should be incorporated into any presentation designed to curb gambling.

On a meaningless final play, outcomes on both the point and over-under spreads were reversed.

But what do I know about such things?

Good of the NFL to have both teams engage in a meaningless PAT attempt with no time left.

Alex Smith kneeled, so now that's a thing at the start and the conclusion of games.

College rules did not require a PAT to be administered when KU scored on the final play in a 12-point loss at Ohio last month.

The finish at Arrowhead, and how it impacted betting lines, in some ways overshadowed another solid performance by Kansas City.

Not to say the Chiefs are under the radar.

The only undefeated team at the quarter pole does not go unnoticed in the NFL.

Jon Gruden: "Great call there by Jay Gruden.''

As much as the ESPN analyst tries to be neutral, you have to wonder when his brother coaches an NFL team. …

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