A’s, Royals Had Failed Talks For Callaspo

WEDNESDAY, 2:46pm: Royals GM Dayton Moore told Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star that the Royals aren't actively pushing any of their players, but they're open-minded with all of them.  It seems like Moore will at least listen on Callaspo.

TUESDAY, 10:15pm: The A's and Royals held talks for infielder Alberto Callaspo at the GM Meetings, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  The A's would've used Callaspo at third base, but "talks failed to progress."

The takeaway is that the Royals appear willing to discuss Callaspo now that they've acquired Chris Getz from the White Sox.  Callaspo, 27 in April, hit .300/.356/.457 in 634 plate appearances this year while playing second and third base.  His second base defense graded below average using UZR/150, but it's only a 1240-inning sample from 2009.  Callaspo is a valuable player, and he's not even arbitration-eligible yet.  He's under team control through 2013.  Getz appears to be the inferior player, so maybe the Royals should hang on to Callaspo.

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