I've been half-assedly following the Royals for about four years now. They haven't made a single smart decision during that entire time frame, so I have no idea why they'd start now.
I'm not sure that's eniterly true.
They managed to get Josh Fields for Mark Tehan, even if they also took Chris Getz.
They managed to sign Juan Cruz to a good contract.
They got Zach Grienke straightened out.
Ummm...they have rally good BBQ in KC, from what I understand.