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Matt Conner referred to a Tweet by Sport’s Illustrated’s Jon Heyman recently that said Wil Myers was being "coveted" by potential trade partners in their hunt for a starting pitcher. Conner mentions a possible move involving the Atlanta Braves, saying the Braves also wanted Myers.
ESPN Radio's Jim Bowden Tweeted that while the Royals were still interested in Jair Jurrjens, Myers was not up for grabs.
It’s easy to see why everybody should be high on this kid. He’s a pure hitter with a great eye and both power and speed. I wouldn’t go as far as calling him the best prospect in baseball, but he is loaded with talent, playing in a system that is equally filled with high-ceiling guys.
Conner also questioned whether the Royals would be interested in a Myers-for-Gio Gonzalez trade.
Whether Kansas City would move Myers for Gonzalez or Jair Jurrjens is unknown, but the lure of a legit ace is something they will surely consider. Add Tampa Bay (James Shields) to the mix, and Myers is at the front of every rumor.
MLB.com’s Dick Kaegel reported Monday that GM Dayton Moore was maintaining his poker face about moving the star outfielder.
"I'd like to keep Wil Myers' name out of the paper as much as possible," Moore said. “Wil Myers is a young, talented player. He had a tremendous Arizona Fall League. We live with him every day. We love him and he's a big part of our future. But he's a Double-A player. He's going to produce at his own natural rate. We're not going to put unrealistic expectations on him. What other cliche do you want?"