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Mets have time off before Series, like the Royals did last year

Manager Ned Yost of the Kansas City Royals

Manager Ned Yost of the Kansas City Royals looks on prior to Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals at Rogers Centre on Oct. 19, 2015 in Toronto. Credit: Getty Images / Vaughn Ridley

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ned Yost has been where Terry Collins currently finds himself.

A World Series to play and a seemingly interminable time before it starts.

Last October Yost's Royals swept the Orioles in the ALCS, giving them five days off before facing the Giants in the World Series.

Collins' Mets completed a sweep of the Cubs Wednesday night, giving them five days off before the World Series starts Tuesday night, in either Kansas City or Toronto.

"The pros are you can sit back and dig yourself for a couple of days, and that's always fun to know, right?" Yost said to laughter before his club, which has a 3-2 lead in the ALCS, worked out Thursday at Kauffman Stadium. "And the cons are you're just get anxious to go. You've got to throw maybe some simulated games in batting practice to keep guys sharp."

The Royals lost Game 1 of the 2014 World Series but that had more to do with the other-worldly efforts of the Giants' Madison Bumgarner, in the midst of a historic postseason run, than too much time off.

"I don't see where there's too many cons," added Yost, whose club lost to the Giants in seven games, the tying run stranded at third in the bottom of the ninth. "They're going to the World Series. They're excited. Their workouts are going to be fun and spirited. But once the game starts, again, the postseason is so much different than the regular season. They'll be ready to go."


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