Royals and Braves to Swap Guillen for Francouer?

According to a report on MLB.com, the Kansas City Royals may be interested in trading for Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur.

It appears that the Royals have sent several scouts to watch Francoeur play this weekend in Boston.

Apparently in order for this deal to happen, it is assumed that the Braves would have to be willing to accept a salary dumb in return. Rumors speculate that Jose Guillen could potentially be a fit for the Braves to take.

Guillen is scheduled to make $12 million a year for the next two years when his contract expires following the 2010 season.

Guillen has certainly been a disappointment this year for the Royals; he is batting .266 with eight homers and 33 RBIs.

Francoeur has been equally as big a disappointment for Atlanta; he is batting .245 with four homers and 30 RBIs.

This potential deal could be one that benefits both sides. Sometimes these "change of scenery" trades work out well for all involved.

The Royals most certainly would love to obtain a player of Francoeur "potential", who is still only 25. In acquiring Guillen the Braves would hope to rekindle an old fire, from a very talented player.

Today the Braves held Jeff Francoeur out of the starting lineup, so stay tuned to see how this plays out.

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