The Royals are off to another disappointing start, and this time the manager is put on the chopping block.
Hillman had managed the Royals to a 152-207 record in 3 seasons as manager. The Royals were 12-23 at the time of the move.
The Colorado Rockies fired their manager early last season and used that as turning point in a season where they won the NL West, granted the Rockies are a slightly more talented team that the Royals.
While Hillman was the one who took the brunt of the losing, you can’t blame him for not having a better record, the Royals just haven’t been able to field a competitive team in years.
Ned Yost who had been working in the front office for the Royals will take over as manager for the rest of the season.
Tags: Baseball, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals