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Winter Meetings 2011: Gio Gonzalez Trade 'Would Be A Coup' For Dayton Moore, Kansas City Royals

There’s no hiding the feelings that Jim Bowden has concerning the rumors that the Kansas City Royals are working with the Oakland Athletics on a Gio Gonzalez trade. To put it simply: he loves it. The former General Manager is now a writer for ESPN and he says the Royals package of prospects would be worth acquiring the frontline starter from the Athletics.

Bowden writes, “The Kansas City Royals might have a prospect package that could land left-hander Gio Gonzalez, which would be a coup by Royals GM Dayton Moore, if he can pull it off. The A’s might ask for a package that starts with top prospect Wil Myers.”

Myers is definitely a top prospect, but Gonzalez has 31 games in the last two seasons and is only 26 years old. He went 16-12 last year with a 3.12 ERA in over 200 innings. He also had 197 strikeouts.