So lets say the royals go to the playoffs, i think it would be this roster that made it happen: (because this is ideal i'm going off of ceilings for this year)
2b-colon/tejada (i really think colon is going to break out this year, i also think hes the best long term answer until someone like calixte comes up)
3b-moose/tejada (is this what it feels like to have a real util infielder?)
rp-hoch (i really think hoch could be an excellant rp and double as long man)
i think chen and mendoza santana are good trade candidates when zimmer/ventura come up and duffy paulino get back. I see this as a pretty strong roster especially if hoch is good in the pen and they get rid of the low ceiling guys.