Originally written July 18, 2012 on Crown Crazed:
Jim Bowden of ESPN is reporting that the Kansas City Royals are in talks to trade RF Jeff Francoeur to the Cleveland Indians or the Cincinnati Reds. The article is part of the ESPN Insider subscription, so you must be a member to read it. The Royals motives behind the shopping of Jeff Francouer - The promotion of phenom OF Wil Myers to Kansas City from triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers. With previous comments from the Royals front office, the Royals will require Major League level talent in any trade in 2012. With the Royals' previously stated trade-deadline plans and the assumption the Royals like the offense they have put together for the 2013 season, here are a few pitchers who could become Royals in a deal for Jeff Francoeur (purely my speculation): Cincinnati Reds Homer Bailey (8-6, 3.93ERA) - We know how Dayton Moore loves to take a chance on pitchers. Bailey can be great and can be horrible... Remind you of anyone else in the Royals rotation? Bailey is arbitratio...

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