Kansas City Royals: 3 impacts selling of team would have on future

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Kansas City Royals owner David Glass is reportedly in discussions to sell the team. Here’s how that would impact the team’s future.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic ($) is reporting that Kansas City Royals owner David Glass is in current discussions to sell the team. To who you ask? A group headlined by Kansas City’s own John Sherman, who is currently serving as the vice-chairman of the Cleveland Indians.

Glass, 84, became the interim CEO in September 1993 and took full ownership in April 2000. Since Glass became the owner of the club, the Royals have had just four winning seasons, including a World Series Championship in 2015.

He’s, in large part, been known to pinch pennies wherever he could, expanding the team’s payroll as high as $140 million on Opening Day of 2017 and as low as $36,000 in his first full season as owner in 2001. Back in April, Forbes valued the Royals franchise at $1 billion, only ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins.

I cautiously say that the sale of the club could be for the better but the grass is not always greener on the other side. The 2019 Royals squad has been really hard to watch as most fans are wishing that they could fast forward to 2021 to when some of the younger prospects potentially make their way to the big leagues.

The Royals are one of the smallest markets in baseball but have one of the most passionate fanbases. Here are three impacts that need to be considered with the potential sale of this team.