Kansas City Royals: Five players who won’t be traded at the deadline

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Jorge Soler #12 of the Kansas City Royals  (Photo by Michael B. Thomas /Getty Images)
Jorge Soler #12 of the Kansas City Royals  (Photo by Michael B. Thomas /Getty Images) /

For Kansas City Royals fans, the trade deadline is going to be the hot topic of discussion for the next few months. That’s usually the case when a team hasn’t won more than 20 games in the first two months of the season.

We know the Kansas City Royals are going to be selling like crazy this summer to help kickstart their rebuild. That means virtually anyone is on the table to be traded, but not everyone will be an option.

Guys like Kelvin Herrera, Mike Moustakas, Whit Merrifield, and Jon Jay will be likely trade pieces. Herrera and Moose are almost givens to be dealt. What about those players who will remain in Kansas City though? Let’s take a look at the Royals who probably won’t be wearing a new jersey later this summer.


Honestly, I’d be all for trading Jorge Soler, but the Royals might not feel the same way. For one, Soler is just now heating up at the dish. He plays below average defense in the outfield, but now that he’s hitting, the defense can be overlooked at times.

Soler could be an attractive option to other teams simply due to the fact that he has two years remaining on his contract after this year. The reason I don’t think he will be traded is because of how sporadic he’s been at the plate.

Soler was AWFUL last year. He’s been great the past month or so, but it’ll be important to see how he handles his next round of struggles. The Royals also gave up Wade Davis to get Soler, so holding onto him might be more of a matter of pride.

While Soler probably won’t be on the team when the Royals are contending again, the odds of trading him probably aren’t high.