Originally written on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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Re-signed OF-L Alex Gordon to a four-year contract extension worth $37.5 million with a player option for 2016 worth $12.5 million.  [3/30] Kansas City drafted Gordon second overall in 2005, behind Justin Upton and ahead of Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Braun, and Troy Tulowitzki. Entering the 2011 season,  Gordon had produced 4.9 Wins Above Replacement in four years, while each of the Zimmerman-Braun-Tulowitzki trio had bettered that in at least one single season.  Gordon seemed more like a role player than a franchise player, but that changed in 2011.  Gordon posted career highs in every conceivable category in 2011, and finished with a higher WARP than any of the aforementioned three. Gordon is Dayton Moore’s third extension of the offseason and the first in which the timing won’t be questioned. Had the two sides not reached an agreement, Gordon would have entered his penultimate season before free agency. The extension now entrenches Gordon in Kansas City’s plans for an additional tw...
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