Royals Open To Making More Deals

Several clubs were ‘kicking the tires’ on Scott Podsednik this summer, but until 24 hours ago, the Dodgers weren’t one of them.

“Ned Colletti and I spoke for the first time last night,” Royals GM Dayton Moore told reporters this evening.

Just 24 hours later, the clubs finalized the deal that sent Podsednik to the Dodgers for minor leaguers Lucas May and Elisaul Pimentel. The negotiation process with the Dodgers was simple and Moore can imagine tinkering a little more before Saturday at 3pm CST.

“There may be a small deal or two that we could do going forward,” Moore said.

Some players – like Joakim Soria, Zack Greinke and Billy Butler – would be extremely difficult to pry away, but the Royals insist they’re “open-minded” about others.

“Guys in the final year of their contract, we’ll be more aggressive with potentially moving them,” Moore said.

Jose Guillen (who has drawn interest from the Giants), Bruce Chen and Willie Bloomquist are set to hit free agency after the 2010 season. The Royals have a $5.25MM option for Kyle Farnsworth in 2011, but he could attract interest before the deadline as well. The Royals lost a major trade chip last week when David DeJesus injured his thumb.


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  1. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Morosi said Ankiel and Bloomquist are posibilities to get traded. Can’t imagine they’d get a top 100 for either. But more likely to get something decent for Ankiel. Maybe the Red Sox. Maybe the Padres.

  2. Potrzeba 5 years ago

    What would it take to get zack? 3-4AAA guys?

    • Why is Greinke so overrated? -_-

      • woadude 5 years ago

        a Cy Young award and his ERA was dismal like Ubaldo’s was last year

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      No. Some of the best prospects in Baseball are not at AAA. Put it this way, he is untouchable and he has a no-trade clause. He hates publicity and media so there is no way he leaves KC unless it’s to the Marlins. Although if you will, just as an example, something like 2 top 50 prospects and 2 other top 100 prospects.

  3. windycitywarrior 5 years ago

    I wonder if they would deal with the White Sox mid season like this. What would it take to get Ankiel and maybe Bannister or Davies off of them? Possibly Tyler Flowers+CJ Retherford+ Jeff Marquez. Not sure if they could get a deal done but the White Sox need to make sure they are a good ballclub for the rest of the season.

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      Too much for Ankiel and Banny or Davies. maybe both together are worth a top 100 prospect.

    • Nicolas_C 5 years ago

      Ankiel and both of those pitchers are horrible. They’re not even worth their salaries. Why would the White Sox even want them? Oh yea, I forgot, Mark Teahen. Nevermind.

      • brstreet9 5 years ago

        Remember, the Sox also took McDougal a few years ago.

      • brstreet9 5 years ago

        Remember, the Sox also took McDougal a few years ago.

  4. redsox4120 5 years ago

    Tejada and Ankiel would be a cheap option for the Red Sox.

  5. mkorpal 5 years ago

    Any way the Rox could get Kila Ka’aihue out of there. We need some sort of 1B of the future.

    • Sorry, dude. But we’re still waiting for the chance when WE get to see Kila up here. Hopefully this Pods trade moves Guillen to RF permanently so we can give Kila the chance he f’ing deserves already. I’ve been singing Dayton’s praises lately strictly because of the system he’s put together, but seriously, did Kila screw his daughter or something?

      That being said, I truly hope Guillen gets traded soon. I just plain can’t stand the guy. Worst free agent signing in Royals history, and I dare any Royals fan here to come up with a worse one. Atleast Sweeney was a good guy that wanted to be here and could hit when healthy. Atleast Meche went out there every night and gave it his all. I hope Jose Guillen is jettisoned from this team ASAP, if not. Then just release him, he has single-handedly set this franchise back.

      • What about Mark Davis in 1990? That was a terrible signing? Or Storm Davis that same year?

      • Otis26 5 years ago

        I think KK will be a bust at the ML level. Hope I’m wrong, but so many KC fans are clamoring for his promotion thinking he’s the answer to our prayers when he’s probably more like Ryan Shealy.

  6. RBomb2844 5 years ago

    I really hope that this team is as awesome as it is supposed to be come 2012-13. Hopefully, the wait will have been worth it. I don’t see any downside to sending Pods to LA. The only problem I see is who Moore will sign to replace him. My main criticism of Moore has been not how awesome he has made our farm system, but who he signs to play until those guys get ready. And for those hoping this gets Kila or anyone else up…..wishfull thinking. He’ll probably go out and get Franceour.

  7. ibethigh 5 years ago

    Juan Gonzalez was no gem folks!

  8. johnsilver 5 years ago

    KC (and Moore) would be out of their minds to trade Greinke. Not only is he one of the top 5 starters in the game, but he is signed to a fairly reasonable 2/26M over the next 2 years and would be selling probably low due to the kind of poor 2010 season he is having thus far.

    let’s not forget the guy has yet to turn 27YO. *IF* Moore was to even put him on the market, to say for instance (just throwing NYY out there as an example) he should demand Montero ++ type prospects as a return. This guy is FAR better than Haren and under team control for 2 years for less than Lee will be getting in the off season, who was offered up for a 2 month rental earlier and Grienke is every bit the SP that Lee is.

    • Red_Line_9 5 years ago

      The only way to consider trading Greinke is if you feel he won’t be around after this contract is up and when the team is competitive. His current contract DOES make him a good trade option for teams…also one they’d have to pay for. The Royals also might have been getting his best seasons. I’d much rather trade the 26 YO than the 32 YO Greinke.

      Moore might rather put Greinke on the market over the winter when more teams are interested. I’d say if you don’t see him traded by Opening Day 2011….The Royals feel the cavalry is coming from the system and they want to try and keep him around on a winner.

      The other unknown is Greinke’s willingness and demands if he were to sign another contract with the Royals. Is he wanting to play closer to home in Tampa?? etc. It’s just too easy for us to move hypotheticals around.

    • Red_Line_9 5 years ago

      The only way to consider trading Greinke is if you feel he won’t be around after this contract is up and when the team is competitive. His current contract DOES make him a good trade option for teams…also one they’d have to pay for. The Royals also might have been getting his best seasons. I’d much rather trade the 26 YO than the 32 YO Greinke.

      Moore might rather put Greinke on the market over the winter when more teams are interested. I’d say if you don’t see him traded by Opening Day 2011….The Royals feel the cavalry is coming from the system and they want to try and keep him around on a winner.

      The other unknown is Greinke’s willingness and demands if he were to sign another contract with the Royals. Is he wanting to play closer to home in Tampa?? etc. It’s just too easy for us to move hypotheticals around.

  9. Red_Line_9 5 years ago

    I think what Dayton Moore is doing is trying to find some veterans that might click for the Royals, so they’ll have a decent veteran precense when Royals start contending. He’s loading that 6-shooter and firing away seeing what he can hit. Remember that ’91 Braves team? They went out prior to that season and got Bream, Belliard, and Pendleton. The Braves thought they were a few seasons away. The young pitching was arriving in Smoltz/Glavine/Avery….but their best talent was still coming up in the system…..Justice/Chipper Jones

    The only way Jose Guillen is not a mistake is if he’s dealt for that winning pitcher or bat that pushes helps push KC to the top down the road. I’m not sure KC has had the high level talent to “let the kids play” so to speak over the past few seasons. As long as they don’t sign another albatross veteran contract that keeps them from longterming a guy like Hosmer or Moustakas down the road…I’m ok with that.

    Dayton Moore’s signings have gotten less and less strange over time. I think he’s zeroing in on a contender. He’s starting to find pieces to compliment the young guys playing at AA.

    • GSports4 5 years ago

      I can think of 36 million reasons why Guillen was a mistake, regardless. There is no way anyone is going to give us anything worth anything for two months of Guillen, especially if they have to take him AND his salary. If we eat the rest of the salary, we might get a B prospect for him. If not, we might get a bag of balls. Maybe.

      Either way, Guillen is a salary thief, and was a horrible signing. I’m ready for him to be gone, and let’s see what Kila can do every day for a couple months.

      • Red_Line_9 5 years ago

        Guillen was no doubt a bust. You’re right. He was bad news and should never have been a Royal in the first place. I was just trying to paint the only potential benefit that could come out of the Guillen ordeal. But, yeah….it’s 96% more likely he’ll be a strange footnote in team history. Hopefully, in the future, there won’t be anymore of these.

        What do the Royals know about Kila that we don’t? Might as well let him play out the season though.

  10. Zack Greinke. He’s only their best player.

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