It seems to me the blame is being placed on the wrong person, Dayton Moore. He isn't John Scheurholtz, but nobod is but John. Oh other hand, he got what the Royals needed in pitchers and fielders to a point. Bonafacio was no great addition, neither is Maxwell. Dyson was adequate in Center and David Lough is a godsend. Why are we messing with this lineup. It got the job done.
The problem is Ned "I Doubt my Decision" Yost, who cannot make up his mind if he is making the right decisions or not. If it works he is touted a hero, but when it doesn't , then it is always somebody Else's fault. Yost is a born loser, why he was even considered after the reasons he was fired in Milwaukee fail me. This is exactly what was happening to the Brewers in their stretch run several years ago. Yost was failing them into the ground, He has never had post season experience other than a coach at Atlanta. He BS'd his way into manager in Milwaukee and paranoid himself out of a job on sheer indecision making. He is doing the same thing in KC, he will shuffle, maneuver players into complete obscurity because he make decisions based on "Nothing".
A "2nd string" catcher turned manager cannot call a game from the dugout. Look at Yost in the dugout when the royals are out in the field, calling and signalling pitches to the catcher and pitcher. How do the batters pick up signs? Gee, I wonder? How do they know what will happen next? Yost is predictable and the entire legion of MLB knows it. They can't wait to play KC because Yost has turned a darn good ball club into a mockery of good players trying their damnedest to always come from behind, getting praise for the most come from behind victories, but no admonishment for giving up the game in the 1st or 2nd inning. I watch almost every game from Wisconsin and I can tell you what he will do next sitting in my easy chair. Why isn't Dyson in center? Bonafacio isn't worth the time or money wasted to place him on the roster. They didn't give Giavotella a "rats chance" the last time called up, Now with Tejada and Johnson gone, he gets replaced with a less productive Jaime Carrol.
Yost is the blame and Dayton Moore is hoodwinked into making not so overwhelming deals with other teams.
Get on the stick and get Yost out of the dugout. He had to watch his P's & Q's while Brett was in the dugout, surely he has Yost figured out, I know I do.