During the MLB trade deadline process, the Giants were the team most often connected to the Royals. GM Dayton Moore said he would aggressively pursue trading guys in the final year of their contracts, like Guillen, but a deal never got done.
The Royals designated Guillen for assignment on Thursday indicating that he would be leaving town.
So where's his next move?
San Francisco apparently remains an option, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News.
Baggarly reports the Giants are indeed discussing Guillen, who will be in Kansas City a maximum of ten more day.s
Baggarly suggest there's a "good chance" the Giants can snag Guillen if the Royals are willing to pick up some of his salary. During the trade deadline, reports indicated that the Royals were willing to pick up much of Guillen's salary.
He has about $4 million remaining.