The rumors linking the Royals with Texas Rangers middle infielder Michael Young just won't go away. Also in the discussion are the Angels and Orioles, but none of those teams have a glaring need at that position like K.C.
It is likely the Royals would have to give up a pretty good young pitcher or two to land the five-time all-star. I'd have to admit it would probably be worth losing Blake Wood and Dan Cortes to get this guy.
About two weeks ago there were some hints that the team may have interest in Tadahito Iguchi, but he's 34 and probably not a good fit for this team. If you're interested in 34 year old second baseman David Eckstein is a better choice. Grudzielanek is better than both of them at 39.
I haven't been able to gather how serious talks have been between the two clubs, nor what the Rangers would be seeking from clubs who are interested, but there has to have been some recent talks. This union is being thrown about way too much for there to have been only slight talks. One thing is for certain, Dayton's lips are sealed.