Alex Gordon Newsbeat
Monday, February 15, 2016
#2: White Sox Find a Third Baseman
Acquire: Todd Frazier
Cost: Frankie Montas, Trayce Thompson, Micah Johnson
A year ago, the White Sox tried to go for it despite a flawed roster, and ended up struggling due to the vast amount of at-bats wasted on replacement-level scrubs. This winter, the White Sox have again attempted to push their chips to contend in the short-term, but those hopes got a nice boost when they somehow managed to convince the Reds to give them Todd Frazier for a package of talent that won’t cripple the organization. Frazier’s second-half swoon may have dragged his value down below a reasonable level, since teams saw him hit just .220/.274/.390 in the second half, but kudos to Rick Hahn for taking advantage and turning some spare parts into a +3 to +4 win third baseman. With Frazier at third base, the team has turned a black hole into a real strength, and while they could still use some additional improvements, the Frazier acquisition should go a long way to getting the White Sox back into the AL Central race.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
As you can tell, I am happy.
Alex Gordon has re-signed with the Royals according to Jeffrey Flanagan. Buster Olney reports the deal is a four year, $72 million contract.
At the outset of free agency, it was thought Gordon could command a deal as large as $100 million. The Royals had been said to “lowballing” Gordon with a four-year offer worth $12-13 million per year. Reports surfaced that the Royals had “no chance” to re-sign Gordon with what they were offering. Gordon refuted that report, saying he was still open to returning to Kansas City.
Alex Gordon will turn 32 by Opening Day and is coming off a season in which he missed two months with a groin injury. He hit .271/.377/.432 for the season with 13 HR 48 RBI in 104 games.
Posted: January 06, 2016 at 10:01 AM | 53 comment(s)
Thursday, December 24, 2015
It doesn’t appear Alex Gordon will be walking through that door, Royals fans.
The Royals have been told by Alex Gordon’s camp that, as things currently stand, they have “no chance” to retain star left fielder Alex Gordon, sources said. Things obviously can change in free agency, but it’s clear at this point that there’s at least a wide gap in talks regarding the longtime Royals outfielder.
Posted: December 24, 2015 at 05:25 AM | 39 comment(s)
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Gordon isn’t getting seven years. Five years at $90 million is a real possibility.
A seven-year contract for Gordon does not make a lot of sense, but if the FanGraphs crowd is correct and Gordon receives a five-year contract for $90 million or even Dave Cameron’s four year, $92 million prediction, that represent be a decent value. The Royals were in the middle-tier when it came to payroll last season and given attendance and another World Series run, Gordon might fit the team very well moving forward. There is risk in signing any player in his 30s to a long-term contract, and Gordon is no different. However, it is possible that either Gordon’s age or his injury this past season is keeping his price down. In free agency, Gordon looks to be a decent bet to fulfill the obligations of his contract in a manner with which his team will be quite pleased.
Posted: November 26, 2015 at 07:22 AM | 27 comment(s)
for his generous support.
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