The Royals told me that they have not communicated with Bundy regarding this subject in any fashion. The Pirates echoed that, saying they were unaware of any such concerns or demands.
I guess the ball is back in Passan's court. Mayo also has his first mock up. He has Cole to the Pirates.
I did 20 minutes yesterday with him on the postgame show and will replay it again tomorrow and the podcast will be up Sunday.