Dayton Moore has informed outside executives that if the Kansas City Royals aren't contending in July, they'll hold a fire sale including core position players Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas.

"We would have to consider it [a fire sale] if things do not go right," Moore said.

The New York Mets, for example, are expected to pursue Cain if things don't work out in center field with Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares. Moustakas could also be a target if there are issues at third base related to David Wright's health.