Brewers dump Yost ….

In a stunning move, the Milwaukee Brewers fired manager Ned Yost this afternoon following the team being swept over the weekend in Philadelphia.

Third base coach Dale Sveum, a former Yankee, will become interim manager for the remainder of the season.

“This was a very difficult move to make, and we appreciate all of the work that Ned has done to develop this team into a contender,” general manager Doug Melvin said. “In the end, this was a collaborative decision made to put our club in the best position for the final two weeks of the season.”

The Brewers are tied with Philly for the wild-card despite losing 11 of 14 games in September, including seven of their last eight.

I can’t remember the last time a manager was fired this late in the season despite being so close.

7 thoughts on “Brewers dump Yost ….

  1. Good show, John and Joe!

    It is difficult to like the Mets’ chances, given both their toxic dump of a bullpen, and the schedule for the last week of the season that finds the Phillies playing the Braves and Nats at home while the Mets are at Shea hosting the Cubs and Marlins. The Mets will need at least a four-game lead on September 22nd to have a chance.
    It was also not a good omen when they lost a coin flip with the Phils for the second straight year for the right to play a possible Game #163 at home.

  2. John, You asked for suggestions, Its hard to follow threads like this. Could you show the last 3 posts on the last 3 threads like on your previous site? It was easier to navigate that way.

    Thanks.

  3. About Yost, There have been a lot of rumors about him for awhile now. He has a terrible bullpen, but a lot has been made of all the fighting among the teammates there. Didnt he almost get into a fight with Estrada last year?