Even though the KC Royals have lost 100 games in consecutive seasons, it is an exciting time to be a Royals fan because change is on the horizon.
The upcoming decisions made by the franchise will determine if the Kansas City Royals organization finds sustained success in the next decade.
New ownership (John Sherman) takes over in November 2019
John Sherman will be confirmed as the new owner of the Kansas City Royals in November 2019. The new ownership group will likely retain a majority of the baseball operations front office staff leaving general manager Dayton Moore in charge of directing The Process 2.0 to completion.
Sherman and his new ownership team will likely stick to fiscal spending timeline, which will be conservation until 2022 when the roster will be at a point of competitiveness to necessitate spending in free agency.
Sherman should have patience and understanding for team development until 2022 by delegating responsibilities to Dayton Moore and his front office to execute their organizational plan. I don’t expect Sherman to be meddling and he will be receptive to opening the payroll up to offer extensions to the roster cornerstones.
Success for the Royals organization will be necessary in the next decade to help ownership secure a possible deal with the city to move the ball park to a downtown location in 2031. If John Sherman and company execute their plan effectively the fanbase will be treated to a competitive 2020s decade of Royals baseball.