Back in July Jack Harry of the local NBC affiliate here in Kansas City reported that "the word going around in financial circles" was that David Glass was "could" be selling the Royals in the next two years.
Of course no other sources were cited and no one can point to any evidence that this is the case.
David Glass confirmed to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star that, no, they are not selling the team (despite the wishes of some fans) and, no, they have never talked to anyone about it.
"The only guys who hear rumors are you guys in the media," he said. "I’m surprised to hear that (we’re looking to sell the club). We’ve never considered it. We’ve never talked to anybody. And we have no interest in talking to anybody about it. Period."
On Sunday, Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star had a column discussing Glass's impact with the Royals in recent years. Despite the perception, Mellinger wrote that Glass has upped his financial stake in recent years including more folks in the front office as well as more money into the scouting department.
The Royals are considered to have one of the best, if not the best farm systems in all of baseball making some think that in 2011 or 2012, they could be serious contenders.
"I want to be around for the good times," Glass chuckled. "I don’t want to miss that. I think we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I think the organization is doing it the right way.
"It’s hard to have the patience that you need, but the payoff will be worth it. I absolutely believe that. I think we’re getting close, and I’m excited about it."
Glass will turn 75 in September and has owned the team for a decade, where they've toiled in mediocrity but continued to make money.
The next two years will begin to tell us whether Glass made the right move investing money into the front office and scouting departments or if, once again, it's a Royal mirage.