ESPN.com has posted two stories in the last two days about Japanese OF Fukudome's arrival in America. In those stories, they have mentioned possible destinations as the Cubs, White Sox, and Padres. They have not mentioned our Royals, even though we have stated publicly that we have significant interest in this reliable OF. I am just wondering, have we simply been outbid on this guy to the point where we're no longer in consideration? Or is there another answer? For instance, that we're focusing on the pitcher instead, Kuroda. Give me your thoughts or answers if you have them. Here is the link to the most recent ESPN article.