KANSAS CITY, MO - Alex Gordon has heard the whispers and complaints, that he's suddenly lost his home-run power, and that the Royals didn't shell out a 38 million extension for him to be just an on-base hitter.
Gordon, the Royals' left fielder and leadoff hitter by default, has heard the talk for almost two months during a home-run drought (189 at-bats) that finally ended Thursday night.
But brace yourself for this, Royals fans: Gordon isn't about to change his approach one bit. If the homers come, they come. If they don't, so be it.
Obviously I wish I had more home runs but I'm not going to go up there and try to hit home runs, Gordon told FOXSportsKansasCity.com. Home runs are mistakes, really. It happens when you put on a line-drive swing and you happen to get out in front of it too much. It just hasn't happened much.
Earlier in my career I hit a lot of pop-ups. A lot of easy outs. I could hit more home runs but with it came a lower average and more easy outs. Now I'm hitt...