3. An owner from Kansas City would want to see team win
The first set of moves that David Glass made as the interim CEO was slashing the team’s payroll from $43 million to just $19 million in 1993. That’s not exactly the way to win over a fanbase. Derek Jeter did the exact same thing with the Miami Marlins despite having a roster with guys like Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, Derek Dietrich, Justin Bour, J.T. Realmuto, and Dee Gordon.
They were arguably a few good pitchers away from being a competitive team in the National League. However, they are now one of the bottom feeders for the foreseeable future. Attendance for Florida baseball teams has predominantly been poor. It shouldn’t be that way for a team in the heart of America.
I’ve already seen several people on social media stating they like that John Sherman is from Kansas City and I am in agreement with them. Again, (last time I promise), the Ricketts family were Cubs fans growing up so their fans knew they were going to care about the product on the field.
While the thought of a brand new staff and ballpark seem daunting, the thought that Sherman would hopefully field a competitive team on a consistent basis is enticing. And if not competitive, at least have a sense of direction without the blind hope that 2021 brings good prospects.
I’m interested to hear your thoughts on a potential change in ownership, even if you don’t agree with my thoughts.