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Royals Rumblings - News for September 23, 2019

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Royals Rumblings - News for September 23, 2019

Sam Mellinger talks to David Glass about the ownership transition.

“I wanted someone from Kansas City, who loved baseball, who would do the right thing with the Royals, and who would deliver to this fan base what they deserve,” Glass said. “John was the first person I thought of, so yes, he was targeted. We didn’t do any bidding process. I talked to John. He thought about it, and decided this is something he wanted to do.”

Glass said he does not know how Sherman’s leadership will be different, but the plan “will be to keep this organization basically intact.” He specifically mentioned Moore and Uhlich.

It won’t be Glass’ decision, obviously, but he said he does not have an opinion about whether the Royals should or will build a downtown baseball stadium when their current lease is up in 2031.

Glass’ only advice for Sherman: “Get to the World Series quickly.”

Adalberto Mondesi’s season is over after he popped his shoulder out on Sunday’s game.

“It’s the same as it was before,” Yost said. “It’s [a subluxation]. It popped out and came right back in. But that’s it. He’s done. We’ll get him home and let the doctors figure out [if an MRI is needed].”

Whit Merrifield reaches the 200-hit plateau, writes Lynn Worthy.

Merrifield continues his bid to become the first player to lead the majors in hits in consecutive seasons since Ichiro Suzuki did so from 2006-10. Merrifield can also become the first right-handed hitter to lead the majors in hits in back-to-back seasons since Kirby Puckett in 1988-89, according to Sportradar.

Ryan O’Hearn tells Jeffrey Flangan he is looking to show he belongs in the big leagues.

“Absolutely,” O’Hearn said. “I understand that this year didn’t go the way I wanted, but it is what it is. I got six games left to prove I belong here and go into Spring Training in good position.”

Anthony Castrovince names Jorge Soler one of his second-half All-Stars.

Though most of his time has been spent at DH, we need Soler in the outfield both to ensure his selection to this squad and, as you’ll see, make room for another monster masher who we’ll get to in a bit. Soler is not only the first Royal with a 40-homer season, but with Mike Trout on the shelf, he will almost certainly become the first member of the club to win the home run title. Soler has a .281/.396/.638 slash.

At Bleeding Royal Blue, Sean Thornton looks back on the legacy of Alex Gordon.

Ryan Sikes at Kings of Kauffman highlights five Royals players to watch at the Instructional League.

The Astros clinch the American League West for a third straight year.

The Padres fire manager Andy Green.

The most exciting races to watch in the last week of the season.

Bruce Bochy is bidding farewell to baseball after three championship titles.

Why no one wants to be GM of the Red Sox.

No, Nicholas Castellanos is not getting a $100 million contract.

How do World Champions that miss the playoffs the next year fare going forward?

Israel qualfiies for the Olympics for the first time in baseball.

The Cubs are regretting Craig Kimbrel’s contract.

Why indoor volleyball should be more popular.

Kansas basketball is reportedly about to be hit with major NCAA allegations.

Mysterious bubbles are found at the heart of the Milky Way.

Nine things to know about the equinox, the first day of autumn, which is today.

A complete list of Emmy winners.

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