Royals Notes: Francoeur, Myers, Greinke

The Royals' offense, which ranked sixth in the American League a year ago, now sits next-to-last in scoring with 224 runs. Here's the latest on the 24-34 Royals, before their series with the Brewers begins…

  • Wil Myers’ tremendous minor league numbers have put Jeff Francoeur on the trading block, Jon Heyman of reports. The Royals could potentially part with Francoeur and call up Myers without damaging the team’s credibility in the short term. However, the Royals intend to be patient with Myers and Francoeur’s two-year $13.5MM contract could deter some suitors.
  • Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star explains that Zack Greinke could be a fit in Kansas City this offseason, despite the apparently acrimonious conclusion to his first stint with the Royals. Greinke, a free agent after the season, requested a trade from the Royals following the 2010 season, since he didn’t believe they were close to contending. Billy Butler has had critical words for Greinke in the past, but he’d welcome the right-hander back. “A lot of things get overshadowed when you have that type of talent,” Butler said.

31 Responses to Royals Notes: Francoeur, Myers, Greinke Leave a Reply

  1. 55saveslives 3 years ago

    Trade him to the A’s! BACON EVERYDAY!!!!

    • Doyleee 3 years ago

      maybe the A’s can unload some worthless garbage like sean o’sullivan or vin mazzaro on the Royals for him.  oh wait…

  2. Koby2 3 years ago

    Greinke’s not going to come back and I doubt Moore is going to trade his favorite son in Francoeur, even if it opens up a spot for someone sorely needed on the major league roster. 

  3. George Hareras 3 years ago

    Not too big on paying Frenchy some of the 6.5 this year and 7 mil next year, although if he can be a 20 hr 20 sb guy like that year, I wouldnt mind my Pirates making a move for him.

    • Slopeboy 3 years ago

      After a few months you would! Everywhere he goes, it’s a love fest at the beginning. Then he plays to his level and everyone sees what the previous team saw and why they let him go. The ultimate tease is what Jeff Francouer is.

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

         He’s not still beloved in Atlanta? I thought he was going to be the next Hank Aaron the way he was spoken of here and other places by his fan boys for seemingly ever…

        Serious.. Duquette might take a flyer on him.. He fits the bill for his fairly useful type he would grab up and stick on the field as a trial, but not with close to 10m left on his contract…

  4. BitLocker 3 years ago

    ” since he didn’t believe they were close to contending”

    They weren’t and they still aren’t.

  5. the_show 3 years ago

    Greinke to the White Sox..please

    • jwsox 3 years ago

      It would be epic believe me a rotation of sale-big G-danks-peavy(quintilla if peavy is not brought back on the cheap) and likely Molina or axelrod would be awesome but I highly doubt Kenny goes after him. Chicago is a big harsh market.

      • the_show 3 years ago

        Chicago is a big market but I wonder if Greinke could be comfortable considering he has pitched in this division before, there is a certain familiarity there

        We just need to get that back end of the rotation sorted out in order to be a playoff team…the hitting is there

  6. NYPOTENCE 3 years ago

    After the Royals find some pitching they are going to be a team to reckon with: Escobar, Hosmer, Moustakas, Perez, Myers, Starling Yikes!!!

    • vtadave 3 years ago

      Well, if they ever find pitching, they should require them to immediately undergo Tommy John surgery, as that seems inevitable anyway if you’re a Royals prospect.

    • If they ever find pitching. Other than Greinke, what other quality pitchers have they developed? Don’t tell me Luke Hochevar.

      • Moe Lester 3 years ago

        Duffy looked very sharp before heading to the DL, same with Paulino(who I know isn’t a prospect but turned it around in KC). 
        But I would agree with you in general that we haven’t developed pitching. 

    • Hosmer and Mous will be free agents by the time Starling makes it up, if ever. Has he even played a minor league game yet?

    • Lastings 3 years ago

      We’ve been hearing the “prospect story” for the Royals for years now. It just never works out for the team. One year they pitch, but they can’t hit. The next; they hit, but they can’t pitch. I wouldn’t get to excited about them…

  7. Get it done Reds!

  8. Noah Abrahamson 3 years ago

    It has been written that Greinke will become the savior for the Rockies pitching woes.  So it shall be done. 

  9. GoFish 3 years ago

    Frenchy for Jason Bay.  Frenchy back to the Mets.

    • vtadave 3 years ago

      Yeah let’s free up a spot for Myers by dealing an OF for…an OF/DH?

  10. Dave Pond 3 years ago

    With his value at an all-time low in PHI, what about Brown for Frenchy and Clint Robinson? Gives the Phils some OF help, as well as punch at 1B to ward against Ryan Howard’s questionable return.

  11. It would be sick to see Hamels or Greinke go to the Rangers as a rental, and i think it would cool to see Greinke return to KC.

  12. No way KC will trade Francouer.  He’s the meat in a Moore/Yost sandwich.

    • Lastings 3 years ago

      For some reason, that meat remark just sounds wrong…

  13. AaronAngst 3 years ago

    Does anyone believe that the Royals will pony up the most money for Greinke? Does anyone believe that he’d accept less money to return to them? Logic says neither of those things will happen, so I don’t know why you’d write a feature on that “possibility.”

    •  You obviously don’t know a lot about Greinke.  He doesn’t want to play for a large market team (and most large market teams will steer clear of him anyways) because of his social anxiety issues.  I’m not saying he’ll go back to the Royals, but he won’t go wherever the most money is.  He’ll go where he’s most comfortable.

      • AaronAngst 3 years ago

        Not only do I know about Greinke, but I know about Social anxiety disorder. If he’s being properly treated, he can play anywhere he wants. That not to say that he’ll ever enjoy dealing with the media and with over the top fans, but he can certainly deal with it. If you really believe that the big markets will stay away from an ace caliber guy because of his perceived issues, I reserve the right to say “I told you so” when almost all of them show interest. If he wanted to sign a below market deal, he’d have already decided to extend his stay in Milwaukee. He’s killed it at Miller Park in the last year and a half, and he’s completely left alone by the media… And he’s already referred to Mark Attanasio as one of the best owners in the game.

  14. How can it take an organization as long as it has the Royals to build a competitive team!! We have been hearing for years about all of the talent but it still hasnt showed up on the field yet!!!

  15. Jim McGrath 3 years ago

    Everyone knows the Yankees generally get what they want. If they target the “G-Man” they will get him. Hopefully the Brewers hold out for some top talent or they hold for better offers.

  16. Andrew Cross 3 years ago

    Francoeur and Clint Robinson to the Astros for Bud Norris and Brett Oberholtzer?

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