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How will Nick Gordon work out?

  The Twins grabbed Nick Gordon, a high school short stop with their 5th overall pick in the first round. It’s notoriously difficult to project high school players, and how they will adapt to the major league lifestyle. Byron Buxton is good, but who could have seen how good he would be. What about Joe Mauer? That’s played out pretty nicely. But then there is also Travis Harrison...
Via The Rhino and Compass
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins swiftly sign No. 5 overall pick Gordon

MINNEAPOLIS -- During Tom Gordon's 21-year career as a major-league reliever, he'd often bring his young sons, Dee and Nick, to the ballpark with him. He couldn't bring them every game, though, so he'd sometimes have to sneak out of his house before his sons saw him leave for work. That didn't sit well with Nick, the younger of the two brothers. Whenever Tom would...
Via Fox Sports North
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins select prep shortstop Nick Gordon No. 5 overall

MINNEAPOLIS -- It appeared all along that high school shortstop Nick Gordon was the player the Minnesota Twins coveted with the No. 5 pick. With Gordon still on the board when the Twins made their selection, he was indeed their guy. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Gordon was viewed by some as the top position player in this year's draft. It marks the second time in three years that Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros could draft Rodon or Aiken No. 1, or pull surprise with Gordon

Houston, who has the No. 1 pick a third straight year, is hard to predict. The Astros were said as of last week to be in internal debates about which of two top lefthanded pitching prospects -- Carlos Rodon of NC State or San Diego high-schooler Brady Aiken -- to take with the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming baseball draft. Either of those players would not represent any sort...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox 99 – Pitching Woes

Early May was a rough time for the Sox pitching staff as they headed to the West Coast to face the A’s. Not only was star closer Tom Gordon still on the DL, but no. 2 starter Bret Saberhagen was on the sidelines with a sore shoulder. The 10-15 A’s had beaten Boston only twice in 11 meetings in 98, but they hit Sox pitching hard in winning 3 of 4. Jimy Williams started journeyman...
Via Fenway West
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft Update: Gordon, Gettys, Bukauskas

Right-hander Jake Bukauskas Nick Gordon: Best SS Of 2014 Crop? ESPN’s draft expert Chris Crawford says that although catcher Alex Jackson is still likely the best prep position player in the draft, he’s getting serious competition from shortstop Nick Gordon. The 6’1, 170 pound Gordon, who is the son of former reliever Tom Gordon, has had a great senior season for Olympia...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox 99 – Gordon Goes Down

Sometimes an injury to an important member of a team can start a tailspin. That seemed to happen with the 99 Sox. Entering an April series at Fenway against the undermanned but troublesome Tampa Bay, the Sox were 6-2 and apparently on their way. But in the second game of the series, storm clouds appeared over the park. In the opening contest on the 17th, 18,809 (this was long before...
Via Fenway West
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Gordon gets his 42nd consecutive save

September 24, 1998 Red Sox reliever Tom Gordon records his 42nd consecutive save establishing a major league record. Boston clinches the AL wild card spot behind a pair of homers and four runs scored by Nomar Garciaparra. Author Stephen King would later write a novel titled The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, referring to his outstanding 1998 season with Boston and...
Via The Baseball Page
September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers hope Gordon up to speed as starting shortstop

PHOENIX Even if Dee Gordon could break Maury Wills' single-season Dodgers record of 104 stolen bases, he says he wouldn't. "I couldn't," Gordon says. Relayed the words of his protg, Wills smiles and shakes his head. "No way. I wouldn't allow him to stop," Wills says. "I love him, he loves me, but we won't get that far." An instructor...
Via Fox Sports West
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Gotta Walk Before You Can Steal: Gordon Immediately Swipes Second

It may be only Spring Training but it's important to pay attention to the baseball game around you; something Royals pitcher Dan Duffy will be sure to remember after a lapse in attention led to an easy steal for Dodgers burner Dee Gordon. Living up to his father's (Tom Gordon) nickname "Flash", Gordon works a walk and when he sees the defense napping keeps on going...
Via The Slanch Report
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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