Rumors that the Royals would be willing to listen on Zack Greinke began circulating again this week, to the point where some people in baseball began wondering if he was about to be traded to the Braves.
The only problem with that is that two people who know Royals general manager Dayton Moore very well said that Moore has grown more and more fond of Greinke.
"He's more likely to sign him to a long-term contract than he is to trade him," one of the sources said (and the other agreed).
Moore is also said to have cooled on the idea of acquiring Jeff Francouer from the Braves. The Royals got Coco Crisp from the Red Sox last month, and apparently the only way they'd have interest in Francouer is if the Braves or someone else would take Jose Guillen ($24 million over the next two years).