The Blue Jays are apparently very interested in the Kansas City Royals.
The Toronto Sun 's Bob Elliott writes that the Jays have called Kansas City about Zack Greinke. Elliott adds the Jays have also talked about Royal disappointment Alex Gordon.
According to Elliott, the Royals are looking for two "can't-miss prospects" in return for Greinke to start, and it would likely take well more than just two players. Of course, Gordon was once a "can't-miss prospect" so there's that to keep in mind.
The Jays have some decent prospects, but it would have to be some of their top talked, like Kyle Drabek, Deck McGuire or Anthony Gose to really get this job done. The Jays don't quite have the surplus of prospects yet to make this deal, but it an interesting proposition.
Greinke can decline a trade to 15 teams and according to ESPN's Jayson Stark , teams that have checked in with the Royals "have come away with the impression that he wouldn't approve a deal to ANY major-market East coast team (Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, Mets)." The Blue Jays are in a major market and in the Eastern time zone, but somehow I don't think Toronto is the kind of place Greinke, who has been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder, is looking to avoid.
UPDATE: Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star writes the Red Sox have already shown interest in Greinke, while the Rangers are expected to make a push for the 2009 Cy Young Award winner.
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