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doomy3
09-12-2006, 02:41 PM
THis is awesome! The next Royal's savior?


>For Immediate Release:
>ALEX GORDON NAMED BASEBALL AMERICA MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
>
>KANSAS CITY, MO (SEPTEMBER 12, 2006) – Third baseman Alex Gordon, the
>Royals first round pick and the No. 2 overall selection in the 2005 June
>Free Agent Draft, was named Baseball America Minor League Player of the
>Year today. Gordon becomes the first player to follow up a Baseball
>America College Player of the Year award with the minor league honor in
>consecutive seasons. Last season, following an outstanding career at the
>University of Nebraska, Gordon also earned the Golden Spikes Award, the
>Dick Howser Award, the Brooks Wallace Award and the ABCA Rawlings Player
>of the Year.
>Gordon, who was named Royals Minor League Player of the Year and Texas
>League Player of the Year, hit .325 with 39 doubles, 29 home runs and 100
>RBI. He ranked second among all minor leaguers in total bases (286) and
>fourth in runs scored (111). Gordon was tied for fourth in slugging
>percentage (.588), while finishing among the minor league leaders in home
>runs (tied for eighth) and RBI (tied for 10th). He was one of just five
>individuals in the U.S. minor league system to record at least 20 homers
>and 20 stolen bases.
>Gordon, 22, made his mark in the second half of the season, helping the
>Wranglers to the Texas League Championship series. Following the All-Star
>Game in mid-June, he hit .346 with 20 home runs, 20 doubles, 70 RBI and 65
>runs scored in 67 games.
>The 6-1, 220-pound native of Lincoln, Neb., joins Tom Gordon (1988) as the
>only Royals farmhand to earn Baseball America's Player of the Year award
>since it debuted in 1981. Other notable players who have won the award are
>Frank Thomas (1990), Manny Ramirez (1993), Derek Jeter (1994), Andruw
>Jones (1995-96), Eric Chavez (1998), Josh Beckett (2001) and Joe Mauer
>(2003). Royals' pitcher Zack Greinke won The Sporting News Minor League
>Player of the Year in 2003, narrowly missing out to Mauer for the Baseball
>America honor.
>Gordon, as well as all of the club's Minor League Player and Pitcher of
>the Year selections from each affiliate, will attend Royals Futures Day at
>Kauffman Stadium on Sept. 22 where they will be presented with their
>awards on the field in a pre-game ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Royals 2006
>first-overall pick Luke Hochevar will also be attending. During their
>visit to Kansas City they will also make a trip to the Negro Leagues
>Museum at 10 a.m., followed by lunch at George Brett’s on the Plaza. They
>will also be taking time to visit children at Children’s Mercy Hospital
>at
>1 p.m. and will be available to sign autographs at Kauffman Stadium from
>5:30 to 6 p.m.
>For more information contact the Royals Media Relations Department at
>816-921-8000.

Woodrow Call
09-12-2006, 02:49 PM
I cant wait to see the day when Gordan, Butler, Teahan, and DeJesus are all in the same lineup. Hopefully some of the pitching will pan out this time. The future is starting to look a little brighter thats for sure.

DaKCMan AP
09-12-2006, 02:51 PM
Yay! So he's the best player that's not good enough for the pros! Woo-hoo!

Cochise
09-12-2006, 03:01 PM
Yay! So he's the best player that's not good enough for the pros! Woo-hoo!

Hog Farmer
09-12-2006, 03:10 PM
I can't wait till we trade him for two minor league prospects. Why the hell do you guys even follow the Royals. They suck. Have sucked since the mid 80's and will continue to suck as long as Glass owns!

Hog Farmer
09-12-2006, 03:12 PM
And go ahead and neg rep me Mr. cohise, you faggott. You're the only one I've ever seen that has to neg rep somebody two times for their one comment. Friggin Puss.

Pitt Gorilla
09-12-2006, 03:22 PM
And go ahead and neg rep me Mr. cohise, you pillowbitert. You're the only one I've ever seen that has to neg rep somebody two times for their one comment. Friggin Puss.Actually, others do that as well. See: Brock, Patriot21, Kotter...

Cochise
09-12-2006, 03:24 PM
And go ahead and neg rep me Mr. cohise, you pillowbitert. You're the only one I've ever seen that has to neg rep somebody two times for their one comment. Friggin Puss.

I didn't even neg rep you once for it, Hogt Famert. (yet)

Sure-Oz
09-12-2006, 03:39 PM
I can't wait till we trade him for two minor league prospects. Why the hell do you guys even follow the Royals. They suck. Have sucked since the mid 80's and will continue to suck as long as Glass owns!
Why do you follow the chiefs, they haven't done much the past 10 years or so anyway? oh cause we are fans maybe. Who cares if you think they suck.

ChiefsFan4Life
09-12-2006, 03:40 PM
WOW THAT IS AWESOME I HOPE THAT YOU CAN TELL I AM PUMPED BY MY ALL CAPS

doomy3
09-12-2006, 09:10 PM
Wow, some interesting responses, but this is a very big deal. As the article mentions, there are some unbelievable names that have won this honor, and considering that Gordon is only in Wichita, he will just keep getting better.

Get on the bandwagon now I tell you. The Royals will be for real in a couple years...

JBucc
09-12-2006, 09:14 PM
I cannot wait to see this kid in the big leagues.

SNR
09-12-2006, 09:24 PM
Football season has started. I don't want to read about, hear about, or watch anything to do with the Royals, the World Series, or any other baseball-related thing.

**** baseball

JBucc
09-12-2006, 09:26 PM
**** what SNR wants

MarcBulger
09-12-2006, 09:29 PM
That is an awesome year. I am a Birds fan, but hate to see the Royals struggle so badly year after year, the same with the Pirates, and other good baseball towns. Except for the Cubs I hope their struggle never ends.

runnercyclist
09-12-2006, 09:29 PM
Trade him

doomy3
09-12-2006, 09:32 PM
That is an awesome year. I am a Birds fan, but hate to see the Royals struggle so badly year after year, the same with the Pirates, and other good baseball towns. Except for the Cubs I hope their struggle never ends.

ROFL

Reaper16
09-12-2006, 09:33 PM
Too bad the Wranglers are pissing away the Texas League championship series. Greinke gets lit up for 6 and the Wranglers lose 11-5. Tonight, its tied 1-1 going into the 9th.
The trouble is that tonight and last night are the Wranglers' only home games. They are in major danger (heh) of going into Corpus Christi for 3 games already down 2.

Deberg_1990
09-12-2006, 09:35 PM
I cant wait to see him in Yankee pinstripes come 2010!

beer bacon
09-12-2006, 09:37 PM
I can't wait till we trade him for two minor league prospects. Why the hell do you guys even follow the Royals. They suck. Have sucked since the mid 80's and will continue to suck as long as Glass owns!

Just so you know, if you hate the team and aren't a fan, you don't get to use the inclusive "we" when referring to the team.

Pitt Gorilla
09-12-2006, 09:53 PM
I cant wait to see him in Yankee pinstripes come 2010!2010? How does that make any sense? Even if he comes up next year (probably won't), we'd have him for at least 5.5 years, if we want him.

Reaper16
09-12-2006, 09:57 PM
Wranglers win in the bottom of the 9th. Lubanski hits a walk off single, scoring Angel Sanchez.

Series tied up, Wranglers head to Corpus Christi for 3 games. Tyler Lumsden starts game 3.

Reaper16
09-12-2006, 09:57 PM
2010? How does that make any sense? Even if he comes up next year (probably won't), we'd have him for at least 5.5 years, if we want him.
Bullshit. Gordon is ready right now for the majors. He'll be up in KC next year.

OldTownChief
09-12-2006, 10:12 PM
I cant wait to see him in Yankee pinstripes come 2010!

Just what I was thinking, what a freekin joke to get pumped over a Royals prospect.

Psyko Tek
09-12-2006, 10:46 PM
I cant wait to see the day when Gordan, Butler, Teahan, and DeJesus are all in the same lineup. Hopefully some of the pitching will pan out this time. The future is starting to look a little brighter thats for sure.


where in New York?

sorry joke

Deberg_1990
09-12-2006, 10:52 PM
Just what I was thinking, what a freekin joke to get pumped over a Royals prospect.


I remember the last time i got excited about our lineup. Damon, Beltran, Dye and Sweeney......


I think we all know what happened........