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Winter Meetings 2011: Royals Could Be In On Gio Gonzalez Or Trevor Cahill From Athletics

Buster Olney has the latest from the MLB Winter Meetings going on this week, and the Royals are among the teams that have checked in on Gio Gonzalez, the Oakland Athletics starter who has won 31 games over the last two seasons. In their quest to find a frontline starter to anchor the rotation, Oakland is a nice place for Kansas City to shop.

Olney writes, “The Royals are looking for a situational lefty, and they are one of the teams that has checked in on Gio Gonzalez; the Oakland Athletics and Royals would seem to match up well for a possible deal, but I wonder if the better fit would be with Trevor Cahill, who is under contract for years to come.”

Cahill went 12-14 with a 4.16 ERA last season for Oakland. He might not cost as much as Gonzalez given his results so far, but he also might not be the high reward talent that Gonzalez is either.