Yost adds personal touch to style

Yost adds personal touch to style

KANSAS CITY -- As Royals manager Ned Yost will tell you, there's more to managing a baseball team than just baseball.

There are 25 guys in the locker room who work, act and think differently. Managing those minds is an important component for success on the field.

Yost has only been here for a little more than a week, while compiling a record of 6-3, but he has already started the long process of building relationships with each player.

"It'll take some time to get to know all 25 guys as people -- what makes them tick, what their thought process is, and just get to know them," Yost said. "Their competitiveness, their want and will to win, those are all aspects of their make-up that I'm watching quite intently."

Yost commented on his ace, and reigning Cy Young award winner, Zack Greinke.

"He's extremely competitive and he's extremely smart and bright," Yost said. You don't win Cy Young [awards] by accident. You have to have the total package in order to do that. Zack is everything you want in a starting pitcher."