A source told FOXSports.com's Jon Paul Morosi Wednesday that Royals GM Dayton Moore will be open-minded to trade possibilities this summer "if they bring talent and/or salary relief that would benefit the team in 2010 and beyond."
This doesn't necessarily mean the Royals are in selling mode. In fact, as one American League executive put it, Kansas City is only willing to discuss "anyone outside their core players." It's probably safe to assume that Zack Greinke, Joakim Soria, Alex Gordon and Billy Butler are untouchable.
But perhaps opposing teams will be drawn to guys like Mark Teahen, Mike Jacobs, David DeJesus or Jose Guillen. We've already heard a few rumblings involving Guillen, but the $12MM he's owed in 2010 obviously presents a major road block.