If this happens, I will dance the dance of joy:
According to one National League executive, the Kansas City Royals and Atlanta Braves have had serious discussions about a trade that would send outfielder Jeff Francoeur to the Royals for pitcher Zack Greinke. The same source said he believed the teams were close to executing the deal, but that Atlanta was holding up trade discussions until the Braves had a resolution of their pursuit of free agent righthander A.J. Burnett.
Why in the h-e double hockey-sticks would anyone in Atlanta’s camp be holding this up?! Get the signatures on the page and send in a swat team to forcibly remove all of Greinke’s stuff from the Royals’ property before someone in Kansas City wakes up and changes their minds!
If this does go down, the Royals may very well be competing for the worst team OBP in baseball history next year.