Ned Yost media session: April 12

In Ned Yost’s pregame media conference before tonight’s matchup against the Blue Jays, he was asked about the current state of the team’s confidence. Yost replied that the team feels good and that they seem to have a bounce in their step, and that they’ve had that bounce in their step since the first day of Spring Training and have carried it with them into the regular season.

Yost was then asked the reason that Eric Hosmer and Chris Getz received the day off tonight. Yost responded that the move was made as part of the righty – lefty pitching matchup for today, but also to get Elliot Johnson and Miguel Tejada some at-bats early on in the season.

He was then asked about his thoughts on the new-look Toronto Blue Jays. Yost discussed the numerous moves the team made in the offseason and that the team really improved their pitching, team speed, defense, and offense. He then went on to comment on having spent some time with Blue Jays’ manager John Gibbons while Gibbons was the bench coach for the Royals from 2009-2011. Yost replied that the team just plays the game; that they go with their matchup and the opposing teams goes with their own. He stated that there are times when you may feel like you have a pretty good idea of what the other team’s decision may be, but in the end it’s the players that decide the game.

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