The clock struck three and the Royals made no moves. And for Paul Byrd fans, no news was good news. Much had been made about the possibility of the Royals ace being dealt before the Major League Baseball trade deadline. Royals General Manager Allard Baird. He says there were plenty of offers on the table up to the 3 o’clock deadline on Wednesday. There’s been a lot of speculation that the team was interested in getting rid of the righty due to what he’ll expect when his contract expires at the end of the season. Byrd thinks he’ll be worth $6-million on the free agent market next off-season. Management’s been told to cut the team’s payroll by $20 million dollars next season.But according to Baird, the team was looking for talent and the idea of getting rid of Byrd for monetary purposes is innacurate.