All the Royals need to do this offseason is figure out a way to afford or move on without some of their best players since George Brett, ramp up negotiations for a new television contract and stabilize the future of their front office and by extension on-field product.
Other than that, nothing much. Probably hit up Disney World, maybe catch up on some shows.
Eric Hosmer will largely guide how they navigate free agency, and the TV negotiations will take a while.
But owner David Glass can — and should — do what he can to secure the front office going forward.
It’s amazingly simple, requiring only a commitment from Glass.
The Braves are hiring Alex Anthopoulos as their new general manager and president of baseball operations. If there was any remaining doubt, Royals GM Dayton Moore will not be returning to the organization with which he spent 12 years before coming to Kansas City.
Glass had denied the Braves’ request to talk with Moore, so unless that was a way to negotiate compensation, this is all more formality than meaningful development.
But it should not be all that Glass does for the future of the Royals.