At this point, it seems that the Royals are going to remain quiet at the Winter Meetings in Dallas.
Rumors from the past few days that the Royals were going after Gio Gonzalez were knocked down by Billy Beane. The Royals were also rumored to be after Trevor Cahill from Oakland. It appears the starting asking price of Wil Myers was too much for Dayton Moore (and the A’s reportedly wanted 2-3 more prospects).
A utility infielder was a goal heading into the meetings, and the Royals have met with Edgar Renteria‘s agent, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Renteria has played seven innings at second base and one inning at first base in his 15 year career. He’s more of a backup shortstop option, but may not need to spell Alcides Escobar that often, so it’s a curious option for Kansas City.
There was a rumor that the Royals were discussing a three-way deal with the Yankees and A’s but this one would send Gio Gonzalez to New York. The Royals would give up Clint Robinson in the deal and receive Dave Phelps and Michael Taylor in return. That rumor hasn’t been supported by anybody else, and it seems unlikely that the Royals could get a Taylor alone for Robinson. Taylor was the #3 prospect in the Phillies organization in 2009 and the A’s #10 prospect going into last year. It’s an interesting idea, though.