Zack Greinke's uncertain future in KC

Updated: October 17, 2010, 9:34 AM ET
By Buster Olney

A wave of high-end prospects will hit Kansas City in 2011 and 2012 -- guys like Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer and John Lamb -- and time will be needed for some maturation before the full impact of these players is felt. The Royals will probably be in position to contend sometime in 2013 or 2014.

Zack Greinke's current contract ($13.5 million per season for each of the next two years), on the other hand, runs only through 2012.

The timeline of Greinke's career may not be in line with the organization's reconstruction plans, so the Royals intend to listen to any and all offers for the All-Star right-hander this offseason, according to sources.