Originally Posted by alnorth
Despite that, I don't think we overpaid at all, and I'm not all that bothered at the possibility that we may have been able to put the screws on and saved a few million on a lesser deal.
edit: during interviews, Gordon was correcting people who were asking about his 4 year deal, telling them its a 5 year deal because he fully intends to use the option. Well, OK if thats true, that'd be pretty sweet, but if he rakes we'll see if it happens or not. (hopefully if he's still worth it in a few years, we just extend again to make 2016 not an issue)
We didn't overpay Alex imo either. He said he was going to dominate last year and he did. He's in his prime. He's good to go. So you pay the man to be the cornerstone he was always suppossed to be. If it doesn't work out the Royals still did the right thing. The fact that Alex wants to play here and apparently appreciates the team sticking with him until he "got it" is huge too. It's hard not to like him.
courtesy of BoneKrusher
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