I'm curious to what happens with Trey Hillman. I know Royal fans hated him, but you can't manage piss poor talent to a winning record. Sure you can have a fluke season but not consistently. Most always said he's a great baseball guy to have around.
I know you guys are all crazy about Bucky ball and you might have a new respect for the position of manager, but I think the late season success has more to do with the last guy being gone than who the new guy is.