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Royals Rumblings - News for September 3, 2019

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Are the Royals heading downtown?

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Royals Rumblings - News for September 3, 2019

The sale of the Royals to John Sherman could mean they are closer to moving downtown, according to Steve Vockrodt of the Star.

Multiple sources tell The Star that two sites could have an edge currently should the Royals look downtown.

One is at and around where the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority currently occupies 24 acres for its headquarters and bus station at 18th Street and Forest Avenue, just east of U.S. Highway 71.

“I’ve heard those rumors and I would be the first one to jump up and down and say absolutely,” said Robbie Makinen, chief executive of the KCATA.

The KCATA site’s allure is that a baseball stadium would provide a linkage between the Crossroads Arts District and the 18th & Vine entertainment district, an area where a current array of warehouse and industrial buildings serves as an unappealing corridor between the two attractions.

In his mailbag column, Jeffrey Flanagan answers a lot of questions fans have about Sherman.

Every single person I’ve talked to about Sherman this week has indicated he is not the type of guy who will storm in and start gutting the front office. Moore and his front-office group of J.J. Picollo, Scott Sharp, Jin Wong, Kevin Uhlich, Mike Swanson, etc., are about as well respected in MLB circles as anyone....My guess -- and none of us has talked to Sherman yet -- is he will come here and learn the organization from the inside, listen intently and then offer support however he can.

Ned Yost isn’t too concerned about Adalberto Mondesi returning with some limitations on his play.

“He’s going to play his game,” Yost said. “He’s a tremendous athlete, and he’s going to play his game. If you play safe, you’re going to be in trouble. … I’m going to allow him to play his game. It’ll be fine.”

Mondesi had a great return to the Royals with four hits and three steals on Sunday.

“It was really fun,” Mondesi said of his first game back. “Like I say every time, just (want to) stay focused and finish hard in this last month.”

Royals Farm Report reports infielder Erick Mejia and pitcher Gabe Speier will be part of September callups.

Ryan Sikes at Kings of Kauffman thinks it is time to part ways with Cheslor Cuthbert.

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