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Old 09-22-2010, 11:52 AM  
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Alex Gordon says: Im going to dominate next year,





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Alex Gordon is already putting down a marker for next year as this season a transition season that saw him switch from third base to left field winds through the final two weeks.

Im going to dominate next year, he vowed, I can tell you that. Not that this year is over, but Im going to dominate next year.

The words, as always with Gordon, come quietly. And, yes, he knows his production this year, or throughout his four-year career, offers little to support what, for him, is a rare proclamation.

Gordon has six homers and just 16 RBIs in 52 games since returning from Class AAA Omaha. He also has 45 strikeouts in 203 plate appearances while batting .233 with a .325 on-base percentage.

No matter.

Ive shown flashes, he said, but something thats bothered me is I havent been consistent. I show flashes, and then I go into a little bit of a slump that kind of erases what I did.

I just need to figure out how to be consistent and put it all together throughout the year.

There seems little doubt he will get a chance to validate his words. General manager Dayton Moore said Gordon remains a key component in the Royals future as club officials shape their off-season plans.

I think Alex is going to have a great year next year, Moore said. I really do. I think Alex is going to be a solid contributor. Ill say this: You can win a championship with Alex Gordon on your club.

Were counting on him to be that type of guy when were ready to win.

That seems to spike any lingering speculation that Gordon faced a make-or-break stretch this summer after returning in mid-July from Omaha to become the clubs regular left fielder.

I think hes going to be fine, manager Ned Yost said. Do I think hes going to hit .300? Maybe not. But do I think hes got a chance to hit 20-25 homers and drive in 80-85 runs? Yeah. Hes got a chance to take some walks and be a productive hitter for us.

Gordon sees that and more.

I feel comfortable in left field, he said. I was struggling at third, and it was taking too much out of me. My numbers arent where I want them to be. Im not producing like I want to produce.

But Im feeling good out there, and I think its going to come around.



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Old 04-26-2013, 11:07 AM   #166
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:28 AM   #167
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We need more grand slams.

I watched ESPN top plays of the day yesterday and it wasn't mentioned. Just a few NBA dunks and 3 pointers like that is anything special.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #168
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:34 AM   #169
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:35 AM   #170
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I watched ESPN top plays of the day yesterday and it wasn't mentioned. Just a few NBA dunks and 3 pointers like that is anything special.
East Coast bias.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:46 AM   #171
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East Coast bias.
Yep. If it was a Yankees/Red Sox game it would've been #1.
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Thank you for making us all wrong about you Alex.
Hopefully this exact quote will be posted in a Chiefs thread after next season.
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I went back and read thru this thread, which started in 2011. Alex was much better last year, and looks like he is off to an all star year this year. For where he was drafted, and the expectations we've had for him, he's just now starting to blossom. I think left field has done a lot for his career. He seems better suited to the OF than at 3B. Also in the outfield, he's now out of George Brett's shadow, and unrealistic comparisons. I'm happy for him, and hopes he keeps raking. We need his bat and his defense.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:24 PM   #174
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It didn't help that he was the best college baseball player the midwest had ever seen. He killed any pitching he saw. He had like 10 homeruns against Jayhawk pitching alone one year.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:39 PM   #175
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I went back and read thru this thread, which started in 2011.
Actually, it was started in 2010. I believe he made this quote in Sept of that year. He's raked ever since.
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