The Kansas City Royals are willing to trade Whit Merrifield, but the asking price won't be cheap.

The Milwaukee Brewers are exploring ways to improve their offense after missing out on Manny Machado.

Merrifield is controllable through 2022 and earning just under $600,000 this season.

"Top 10-15 prospect plus 1-2 younger, upside players," a executive said of Kansas City's asking price. "I think it takes an intriguing headliner."