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Fanpost Friday: What Would You Do As Owner?

What do you think?

Cleveland Indians v Kansas City Royals
Manager Ned Yost #3 of the Kansas City Royals and bench coach Dale Sveum in the seventh inning during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium on April 14, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.
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If you’ve been living under a rock, the Kansas City Royals are being sold. Longtime owner David Glass is selling the team to Cleveland Indians minority owner John Sherman. Sherman is a longtime Kansas City businessman with deep ties to the city and many local foundations and organizations.

It’s not everyday that a baseball team gets sold. As an infrequent event, it’s a time for baseball fans—not just Royals fans—to think about the possibilities for the team and how Major League Baseball will operate. After all, there are only 30 owners. One switching out is a big deal.

You’ve probably also thought about what you would do as owner, along the same lines that everyone thinks about they’d do if they won the multi-million dollar Powerball lottery.

While it’s been a long time since the last Fanpost Friday, I’d say it’s time for another. So, here’s your prompt: what would you do if you were the new owner of the Kansas City Royals? You can write what makes you happy, of course, but you should think about the following flash points as of right now:

  1. What would you do with Dayton Moore? Extend, wait, or fire?
  2. Would you push to move into a downtown stadium, renovate Kauffman, or something else?
  3. Would you be involved in the day-to-day operations or not?

Next week, I’ll post what you all wrote and we can gather around the virtual water cooler to discuss it all. Happy writing, everybody, and may we all stumble upon enough money so that we could actually purchase a baseball team in the future.