Kansas City Royals: Should They Trade Wil Myers?

Bill Robbins@bill_kc28Correspondent IDecember 5, 2012

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With the 2012 MLB winter meetings now in full swing, there has been a lot of talk about a certain Kansas City Royals prospect.

His name is none other than 21-year-old outfielder Wil Myers.

Myers' name has been heating up the hot stove for the Royals over the past week or so, as many teams, including the New York Mets, have already shown significant interest in him.

And who can blame them after the year Myers enjoyed last season in KC's farm system?

The former third-round pick hit .314 with 37 homers and 109 RBI combined in his two stop at Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha. He was one of the most talented prospects to ever come through the Royals' system and has all the tools to be a dominant player in the major leagues.

He also has great work ethic and is mature beyond his years for someone who hasn't even stepped foot in the big leagues as of yet.

All in all, Myers has everything that you would want from a player if you were a GM in today's MLB.

This brings us to the question: Should KC trade him away this offseason?

On one hand, the Royals could use Myers as trade bait in order to get a front-line starting pitcher, such as James Shields or Jon Lester for instance.

This could be beneficial in more than one way for the big league team, considering the fact that this would not hurt the current Kansas City roster at all and could easily make their pitching much better if they can land a quality starter in return.

On the other hand, the Royals would also be losing a very talented outfield prospect that could potentially be a franchise cornerstone down the road.

As discussions continue to heat up at the MLB winter meetings, expect to hear much more about Myers' name in trade talks in the coming days and even weeks as well.

What do you think Royals Nation, should Myers be dealt or not?