Royals Rumors: Greinke, Gordon, Francoeur

Royals GM Dayton Moore told Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star that he doesn't expect to trade Zack Greinke any time soon. “There’s nothing in the works, and I don’t anticipate anything happening real quick unless someone calls and just blows us away," Moore said. "I haven’t made any calls to clubs.” Here's the latest on Greinke and the Royals:

  • The Blue Jays aren't the only AL East team to inquire on Greinke; the Red Sox have also expressed interest.
  • The Blue Jays are one of many teams with interest in Alex Gordon, but Royals officials say they won’t dump the former top prospect for a small return.
  • Moore says “Jeff [Francoeur] is a winning-type baseball player who brings a lot of energy.” It sounds like the Royals have some interest in the free agent, but Moore cautioned that a potential deal would have to work for both sides.
  • Japanese clubs are interested in Phil Humber and Bryan Bullington, but the players would have to approve any deal.
  • The Royals allowed former prospect Chris McConnell to become a minor league free agent over the winter.

 


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32 Comments on "Royals Rumors: Greinke, Gordon, Francoeur"


Joshua Ryan
4 years 8 months ago

“Francoeur is a winning type baseball player who brings a lot of energy”

How did this guy get a GM job???

CitizenSnips
4 years 8 months ago

Well clearly if you want to build your team around OBP having a GM that spots assets like Francoeur is key.

4 years 8 months ago

Francoeur’s career OBP is .310.

seligeramus
4 years 8 months ago

Yes Ted, that was the joke.

quintjs
4 years 8 months ago

Well, the Royals farm system is pretty good. The Royals just need to ban Moore from signing free agents, and well, talking.

4 years 8 months ago

Having watch “Frenchy” go from a #5 hitter to a bench player with the “Mutts”, I say Ditto about the GM.

AceGunderson
4 years 8 months ago

Is there a bigger divide on any one player in MLB over value than Jeff Franceour?

Berating him is an internet phenomenon, like that kid on Youtube who mouths the pop songs! :)

4 years 8 months ago

“Divide” suggests that there are people other than Dayton Moore who think he is good at baseball. There are none.

AceGunderson
4 years 8 months ago

Ha…true. Although, he has managed to pin down an MLB job for a few years now with multiple organizations, albeit eventually getting dumped by all of them, but still.

Dave Pond
4 years 8 months ago

I’d rather see Brad Hawpe first, and then maybe Frenchy for the short side of that platoon.

Koby2
4 years 8 months ago

NO TO FRANCOEUR NO TO FRANCOEUR NO TO FRANCOEUR NO TO FRANCOEUR NO TO FRANCOEUR NO TO FRANCOEUR NO TO FRANCOEUR NO TO FRANCOEUR NO TO FRANCOEUR NO TO FRANCOEUR

Slopeboy
4 years 8 months ago

Beware of posting negatives on Francouer. You’re going to get a bunch of crazies sighting all kinds of stats showing what a great hitter he is against lefties and what a cannon arm he has and his wonderful clubhouse chemistry… tread lightly they’re out there waiting to pounce.

moonraker45
4 years 8 months ago

he also once nursed a baby bird back to life

EdinsonPickle
4 years 8 months ago

and fixed my sink.

Slopeboy
4 years 8 months ago

I’ve seen this movie before.. and it’s hilarious!

facialfridays
4 years 8 months ago

he saved me from drowning twice

Tko11
4 years 8 months ago

Hhaha I think everybody anticipated this move once Frenchy became a FA and Dejesus was traded.

Carl06
4 years 8 months ago

The worst part is that GMDM won’t just sign Francoeur. He’ll give him two years, well over the $800,000 that he’s actually worth during those two years, and an undeserved amount of playing time.

4 years 8 months ago

Didnt he say this last year about Ankiel?

Zuidvogels
4 years 8 months ago

Alex Gordon seems like a good fit for Toronto. He has enough upside to warrant the risk. Wonder how much KC will be asking for him? I also thought the idea I read from an earlier poster that suggested thee team sign Hudson and move Hill to 3B.

4 years 8 months ago

Ugh to Gordon. Jays need players that can get on base. A .328 career OBP doesn’t impress me.

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
4 years 8 months ago

explain

4 years 8 months ago

Explain what? On base percentage?

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
4 years 8 months ago

explain why you don’t want a second overall pick underperforming due to being rushed to the majors.
and its not like we’d have to give blue chips for him either

4 years 8 months ago

Because I’m sick of all the people who cry over getting Brandon Wood and Alex Gordon; sometimes these players are just busts. I hate this horrible meme of ‘Well if he comes here and our ‘insert hitting coach here’ works with him, he’ll be a stud like he’s supposed to be!’ Oh plus he has to go back to 3B. Luke Hochevar was a #1 pick, should we go trade for him?

PookieGonzales
4 years 8 months ago

Course nobody thought Hochevar was going to be great…… and everybody though alex was.

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 8 months ago

Regardless if he was rushed or not, 1641PA and a .328 career OBP is junk. He can mash in AAA, but can’t touch MLB pitching. He’s a AAAA player, probably for his career too.

Where you get drafted doesn’t mean much. Pujols could well become one of the greatest hitters ever in the game once his career is done, and he was drafted in the 13th round.

dc21892
4 years 8 months ago

Don’t you just love hot stove? Greinke rumors all over. If he ends up with Toronto and they still have Marcum (assuming he stays healthy) they’re going to have a nice 1-2 punch. Marcum has shown signs of a great pitcher when he’s right.

4 years 8 months ago

Toronto doesn’t need Greinke. They already have Romero, Morrow, and Marcum.

4 years 8 months ago

Turner obviously plays, but the rest of those guys are 2nd or 3rd tier. Royals will want, and get quite a bit more than that for their ace.

moonraker45
4 years 8 months ago

the royals ace wont be the tigers ace, you wouldnt give up more for your #2 pitcher

guest_54
4 years 8 months ago

Problem is, the Royals won’t care whether he will be the Tigers’ ace. They’ll want a big return and take the best package, if he’s traded.