David DeJesus is expected to be a relatively hot commodity this summer as the MLB trading deadline nears towards the end of July.
According to a report from Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, the Giants are the latest team to show interest in DeJesus, an outfielder.
The Giants have interest in Royals outfielder David DeJesus, two major league sources said, but it doesn't appear that the clubs are engaged in serious talks.
DeJesus would be a good fit for a number of contenders, including the Padres, Red Sox and Braves.
Implicit in Morosi's report that talks haven't been serious is that they have indeed talked. So the Royals are at least willing to listen to offers for DeJesus.
He's a good fit just about anywhere for a number of reasons:
There's no shortage of teams looking for a center fielder. The Royals, by the way, started DeJesus in center four of the last five games. Perhaps a bit of showcasing?
He's a good hitter. Throw out all the Sabermetrics you want but the dude is hitting .328. That's a good average and teams like the Giants could use it down the stretch.
He's cheap. How often can you get a solid centerfielder who can hit well? He has a $6 million club option for next year.
The same reasons the Roiyals should trade him are the same reasons they should keep him. The Royals aren't in the business of giving up good players.
Ultimately, the Royals hold the cards and won't be pressured into trading him (in fact, fan support may pressure them to keep him). If the Royals do trade him, you can bet it'll be a deal slanted in their favor.