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Weekend Rumblings - News for October 20, 2018

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Who wants a TV deal with the Royals?

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Weekend Rumblings - News for October 20, 2018

Sam Melliner reports the Royals are now free to negotiate a new television deal with anyone.

“We view it as an exciting time,” said Kevin Uhlich, the Royals’ senior vice president for baseball operations. “We don’t view it negatively at all. It’s part of the process, and we’re up for it.”

Fox will pay the Royals about $25 million in the final year of the contract. Uhlich wouldn’t disclose either side’s final offer but said “it’s still a pretty big gap.”

The Star says there downtown baseball isn’t on the radar right now.

A year ago, The Star reported that Kansas City was funding a study of potential sites for a downtown baseball stadium. But since then, not much has happened.

The main private sector players — Jon Copaken, principal with real estate development firm Copaken-Brooks, and Bill Dietrich, president and CEO of the Downtown Council of Kansas City — did not respond to requests for comment.

City Manager Troy Schulte, who irritated some City Council members by not informing them of the study before the story appeared, said he’s seen no report nor been a party to any serious discussions on the issue.

“I don’t think there are any significant conversations,” he said.

The media got a chance to hit dingers at the K.

The story behind the Brewers’ beloved logo.

David Price shows that “hasn’t pitched well in the post-season” doesn’t mean “can’t pitch well in the post-season.”

Are the Red Sox the best World Series team yet?

The fall of the Astros shows that even they need some luck to win the World Series.

Why baseball needs to fix the glaring problem of long games.

Whit Merrifield is just one of a number of players listed as trade bait.

The Mets will interview former Pirates GM David Littlefield for their GM opening.

The Padres have four options with Wil Myers.

The Republican tax reform bill may allow the Rays to be creative in financing a new ballpark.

Why don’t wrestlers have a union?

Which NFL team would you move to London?

Amazon wants India to shop online.

Where Americans have the most student debt.

Every John Carpenter movie, ranked.

Your song of the day is Lester Young with Love Me or Leave Me.