C - Benito Santiago
Signed as a free agent after the 2003 season he was 39 years old on opening day. An injury cut short his season and he was eventually shipped to Pittsburgh for Leo Nunez.
1B - Ross Gload
He could have been a useful bench player capable of providing value as a pinch hitter or backup first baseman but he instead would set career highs in PA's two years in a row.
2B - Tony Graffanino
This one might be just me but I never took a liking to Graff. I realize he wasn't awful but I just couldn't stand watching him play.
SS - Neifi Perez
He was Tony Pena Jr. before being Tony Pena Jr. was cool.
OF - Chuck Knoblauch
He was so bad for KC that his career ended at the age of 34. I'm still trying to figure out why he was ever signed by the Royals to begin with.
OF - Juan Gonzalez
Another player signed during that stellar offseason after the 2003 season. He was brought in to replace Raul Ibanez because KC didn't want to give Raul that third year, sigh. Juan was gone it seems just as quickly as he arrived. His bat speed was considerably slower than the year before and frankly he just never seemed like he was ever interested.
OF - Terrence Long
I had actually repressed the memory of him ever playing for KC. Man that 2005 outfield was brutal.
SP - Sidney Ponson
It amazes me that Moore thought KC could contend with Ponson starting the season as the #4 guy in the rotation. Ponson wasn't merely bad, he was apocalyptically bad.
RP - Albie Lopez
The league hit .383/.468/.692 off Lopez in 2003. He gave up 29 earned runs in his final 11 innings and 16.3 hits per nine for the year, he actually makes Ponson look like Greinke.
I didn't have a third baseman because I don't think that position was ever dreadful during the decade.
So these are my picks, who do you think were the decades worst?