Thursday, September 29, 2005

Obligatory Gordon Aboard Post

Even though the news is older than Julio Franco by now, the fellers at the Daily Lancer would like to welcome Alex Gordon aboard. I don't think congratulations are in order to Gordon or the Royals, however, who both wasted several months in senseless "negotiations" only to see Gordon basically settle for the Royals' initial offer. Gordon lost quite a bit of development time over what will amount to a squeaky pittance if his career progresses as hoped.

The Royals also say they have no plans to move Gordon off 3B, which is sensible. No reason to change anything until circumstances force you to do so.

If nothing else, this gives me a reason to keep one eye on the Arizona Fall League.

As always, Godspeed, Alex.


At 5:48 PM, Blogger SoonerRoyal said...

Rotoworld says it's a $4 million minor-league deal. Looks like Gordon held out for a whopping $200K. He would have been much better off just asking for that back in July. I don't think the Royals would have held out for $200K. Looks like the Royals had all the leverage in these negotiations.

At 1:29 PM, Blogger COroyal said...

I guess when you're hamstrung year in & year out by free agents, it's nice to have a little leverage for once.

I'm not disappointed in the result. Sure, would have been nice to get him playing some ball in the minors, but also was prob good for him to get a break. The Royals did well all things considered.


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