Found December 04, 2012 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Will they or won't they? That seems to be the question surrounding the Kansas City Royals at Major League Baseball's winter meetings. Baseball's top executives have gathered at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and among the speculation and rumors being overheard from the lobby is talk that the Royals pursuit of a starting pitcher could force them to part with either Billy Butler or top prospect Wil Myers. Both moves would probably upset fans in Kansas City, who have come to love Butler during his six years with the Royals and have been looking forward to the arrival of Myers after his 37-homer season between AA and AAA last year. But if the Royals are serious about acquiring another starter, which they apparently are, both Butler and Myers appear to be their strongest and most viable trade chips. A report in the Kansas City Star said both the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles were interested in Butler while rumors in Nashville had the Mets asking fo...
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