This isn't necessarily related to trade talk but interesting nonetheless.
One GM that has recently scouted the Royals farm system told ESPN's Buster Olney that the Royals have some intriguing prospects coming up:
- Eric Hosmer is "tearing it up" in A ball
- Mike Moustakas is the best player in the Texas league
- And the pitchers are a "solid group"
From various accounts, it sounds like MLB is high on the Royals farm system. This may not have a direct effect on the Royals and the MLB trade deadline but it may make them more confident dealing away veterans considering what they've got coming up.