Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports the Royals and Mets are definitely talking trade as the deadline looms. Per Rosenthal, there are at least six names that have been discussed.
Royals: Gil Meche, Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Guillen.
Mets: Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo and Jeff Francouer.
With the exception of Castillo, we've heard all these names thrown about at one point or another.
Meche and Perez are both pitchers and their salaries match up exactly with both due $12 million in 2010 and 2011. Remember, the Mets reportedly offered up Perez for Meche recently and the Royals reportedly said no.
Rosenthal was careful to say that they're just talks at this point and he's not sure how advanced they are.
Royals GM Dayton Moore recently said the Royals are talking to 3-6 teams and checking in with others.
Here's a little more on what Rosenthal had to say:
Royals def like Francoeur. Guillen FA, Farnsworth club opt for 11, Castillo signed thru 11.
Reports surfaced this week of the Royals interest in Francouer.
Farns' money, Frenchy's also match up well. 4.5M for Farns in 10, 5.25M club opt in 11. Frenchy 5M, then final yr of arb.
Others teams are "sure" the Royals intend to trade Farnsworth this season.
The Royals have scouted the Mets this season so it appears there's at least some intrigue on both sides here.
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