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Re-signing Alex Gordon signals change in Royals’ philosophy

Re-signing Alex Gordon was an important move for the Kansas City Royals and their chances in 2016. But it may have been more important for the impression it left on Royals fans and the baseball world in general: the days of small market Kansas City being pushed around by big budget teams may be over. For weeks, the only reports about Gordon and the Royals seemed to be about how...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals re-sign Alex Gordon to four-year, $72 million deal

The Kansas City Royals have re-signed free agent outfielder Alex Gordon to a four-year deal, believed to be valued in the low $70 million range reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Jeffrey Flanagan of initially reported the Royals had a multi-year deal. It was later confirmed to be for $72 million. Sources: Alex Gordon to Kansas City is done, confirming report from @FlannyMLB...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Why are baseball's free agent hitters still not signed?

With the football season winding down, more sports fans are revving up the countdown until baseball gets underway. (There are approximately 44 days until pitchers and catchers report, for those keeping track.)But with the start of spring training getting closer, it's hard to ignore the number of MLB players on the free agent market who are still without work.It seems curious, given...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Alex Gordon to the White Sox makes perfect sense

The White Sox stole headlines at last year's Winter Meetings in San Diego, striking deals with David Robertson, Adam LaRoche, and Melky Cabrera. The latter two were billed as players who could provide protection in the lineup for Jose Abreu, but both didn’t play the way the Sox had envisioned. Sure, Cabrera finally turned a corner offensively in the second half of the season, but...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Cardinals should sign Alex Gordon

The Cardinals lost three big names for the upcoming season. Jason Heyward departed via free agency when the Cubs signed him last week. Before signing Heyward, the Cubs signed John Lackey away from the Cardinals. And before that they unfortunately lost a top-of-the-rotation arm in Lance Lynn when it was announced earlier in the offseason he would undergo Tommy John surgery. They...
Via The Outside Corner
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Decent chance’ Royals lose Alex Gordon in free agency

The Kansas City Royals may well lose Alex Gordon to free agency, with the team unwilling to give him the five-year deal he’ll likely find elsewhere. CBS Sports’s Jon Heyman reports in his latest Inside Baseball roundup that there is a “decent chance” that Gordon doesn’t return to the team, citing the fact that the team would prefer a three year deal, while Gordon should...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Outfielder Alex Gordon Headed to Disabled List

Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was headed to the All-Star Game. But after an unfortunate injury on Wednesday night, the disabled list is the only place the left fielder is going. In the top of the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, Gordon fell awkwardly while chasing down a ball Logan Forsythe smacked near the wall. Gordon goes down. Appears to be ankle or leg...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon carted off field after suffering left groin strain

By TOC Staff This certainly isn’t how the Kansas City Royals wanted to go into the All-Star break. Actually, there’s no point of the season during which the best team in the AL wants to lose its best player. During the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game versus the Rays, Alex Gordon went down with what appeared to be a left knee or ankle injury, buckling as he ran toward the...
Via The Outside Corner
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alex Gordon leaps into stands for incredible catch

By TOC Locker Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is one heck of an outfielder. His defense is simply incredible. On Sunday, Gordon demonstrated his defensive prowess by leaping into the crowd to make an incredible catch and retire Micah Johnson of the Chicago White Sox. Alex Gordon - You’ve got to be kidding. — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) April...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Analysis: Alex Gordon wouldn't have scored on Game 7 error

Mike Jirschele held Alex Gordon at third base during the final moments of Game 7. Otherwise, the Kansas City Royals’ World Series would’ve ended at home plate, not on Salvador Perez’s foul pop in the next at-bat. Fangraphs examined the much-discussed play, in which Gordon singled and advanced all the way to third base on an error. When San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon...
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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