The Royals are entering an interesting season. They could easily trade Greinke for a boat load of talented prospecs, then switch Soria to a starter. They could also remain intact, re-sign Chen and maybe add Orlando Hudson to clear up the muddied infield. Hudson is always a gamer, and would sign here on a one year deal with a mutual option for a second year. The Royals could then move Aviles back to short, and perhaps limit Betancourt or simply trade him for something interesting in AAA.
The age of many current Royals players is becoming something interesting also, because many of the "young" players, IE Hochevar, Gordon, Kila, Humber, etc, are nearing or beyond 27. Davies?
So many possible improvements, just from experience.
Do I think the Royals will improve in 2011? Yes.
Will they make the playoffs? No.
I still think positive things can happen, and why not improve a little, just for fun.