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Kansas City Royals News: The losing continues in 2018

Kansas City Royals' Jorge Soler is hit by a pitch from New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray in the seventh inning on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
Kansas City Royals' Jorge Soler is hit by a pitch from New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray in the seventh inning on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images) /
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Kansas City Royals news consists of just how rough of a season it’s been so far for the Royals. At least we expected it, right?

When Kansas City Royals fans waved good-bye to the core group from the prominent runs, everyone knew that meant it was time for the organization to rebuild. It wasn’t going to be fun, but in no way would it be as rough as the 28 consecutive postseason-less years.

The Royals have won just 14 games this season and only have just one series victory under their belts. It hasn’t been a pleasant product to watch on the field at all.

The good news, however, is that there have been some positives throughout the first close-to-two months of the season. Jorge Soler has been a wizard offensively, batting .297. Three other Royals are batting over .290 as well: Mike Moustakas (.294), Whit Merrifield (.292), and Jon Jay (.291). All four of those players could be viable trade assets in the coming months.

Jakob Junis has been another glaring positive and looks to be the potential future ace of the rotation if he continues to pitch this well. According to ESPN, he leads the Royals in wins, ERA, and strikeouts and has been the only starter that fans feel confident in.

Here’s what’s trending in Kansas City Royals news from throughout FanSided.

Trading Whit Merrifield to Mariners could be an option [KC Kingdom]

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"Merrifield is 29 years old and in only the third year of his major league career. We all love his story and how it took him until he was 27 years old to make it to the bigs, but his trade value is never going to be higher than it is right now."

Buckle up, it has to get worse before it can get better [Tyler Dierking, Kings of Kauffman]

"The reason this year is going according to plan is simple. The players the Royals needed to be productive are being productive. The future core players are also getting playing time and having success."

Braves potential landing spot for Mike Moustakas [KC Kingdom]

"Moose might not have garnered any attention on the free agent market, but he’d be a perfect fit for the Atlanta Braves and could be what helps them continue their winning ways down the stretch."

Here are other Kansas City Royals news articles from around the rest of the web.

The Royals probably should trade everyone [Hokius, Royals Review]

Central Notes: Cardinals, Brewers, Bucs, Royals [Connor Byrne, MLB Trade Rumors]

We’re not even into the month of June and yet the Kansas City Royals are already out of any type of playoff conversation. This past weekend saw Kauffman Stadium filled with Yankees fans and it felt just like old times.

Hey, we knew this rebuild wasn’t going to be fun, but hopefully in the next four to five years, it’ll all pay off. We’ve been there before and know how much fun that is when it does pan out.

Sometimes it even results in a championship and a parade in downtown Kansas City. Let’s do that again soon.