Too soon? Perhaps not.
If you weren't around for the pounding the A's put on the Kansas City Royals on Monday night, let's catch you up -- it was epic.
Marcus Semien broke records and set season-highs for the team in the 19-4 blowout win and Khris Davis' bat began to show signs of life. And just like that, the Royals are considering new ownership.
Kansas City Royals owner David Glass is negotiating a sale of the team to local businessman John Sherman for more than $1 billion, sources tell ESPN. Sherman is currently a minority owner of the Cleveland Indians and would divest himself if Royals deal is finalized as expected.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 27, 2019
Passan said the potential sale was first reported by The Athletic and would end Glass' almost two-decade stint as owner of the franchise. He purchased the team in 2000 for $96 million. The ROI on this "investment" could result in more than 10 times that if it goes through.
The essential word Passan used is "divest."
I spoke to Maury Brown of Forbes and he mentioned that there have been scenarios in the past in which owners haven't had to fully divest, but it's very rare he explained.
Brown also mentioned the big thing here would be if the Royals -- who are currently fourth in the AL Central with a 46-86 record -- are worth $1 billion, what would, say, the Baltimore Orioles be worth? Don't look at the team's record, just trust us that it's not great.
And for that matter, let's not forget the Miami Marlins were sold for $1.2 million in 2017. Yes, the market is different these days, but it makes you think.
OK, everyone, this doesn't actually have to do with that drubbing they took from the Green and Gold, but the timing couldn't be more perfect.