MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 12: Jeff Francoeur #21 and Brayan Pena #27 of the Kansas City Royals celebrate Francoeur scoring against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning of their game on April 12, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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11 months ago Update 0 comments
The Kansas City Royals have said that they want to trade right fielder Jeff Francoeur, however the front office their front office keeps changing their mind about if they are going to trade away Francouer. One official from another club said the Royals go "back and forth, every other week" on what they plan to do.
One key reason for the Royals front office being hesitant has to do with the Boston Red Sox who are trying to trade third baseman Kevin Youkilis. Once Youkilis is gone the teams that do not land Youkilis will then turn to the Royals for Francoeur's experience and bat. The teams currently in the running for Youikilis who also could be there for Francouer are the Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Aneles Dodgers.
The Royals feel they cane move Francouer as they feel they have a capable replacement in hitting prospect Wil Myers.
12 months ago Update 0 comments
Myers 22 home runs and 58 RBI between Double-A and Triple-A and is just another outstanding young prospect the Royals have under their wing.
CBSSports baseball insider had this on the idea of trading Francoeur:
Royals people have said they will be patient with Myers, so there's no rush to trade Francoeur, who's hitting .268 with five homers and 16 RBI. One potential issue/impediment to a trade is Francoeur's limited value. He was a midseason pickup of the Rangers two years ago but was making very little money at the time. Now he's in the first year of a two-year $13.5 million deal.