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Old 07-07-2008, 02:34 PM  
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Alex Gordon...

Every time I look at the box he is hitless or at most has 1 hit. When are they going to sit him or even send him down until he can learn how to hit MLB pitching?
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:35 PM   #2
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Every time I look at the box he is hitless or at most has 1 hit. When are they going to sit him or even send him down until he can learn how to hit MLB pitching?
No one can hit on the Royals. And he's at least 2nd on the team in HR's.

You can't send everyone down to AAA. Which is what needs to be done.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:36 PM   #3
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If they do that at this point then he's a failure and goes on the bust list....it's pretty typical Royals to be honest, 4 guys come out as 3rd baseman, the 1 we have is the one who is not remotely living up to his potential..

Think of this..Gordon, Longoria, Braun, Zimmerman....Gordon had the most hype of any of those guys yet he's the worst one.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:36 PM   #4
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How Mike Barnett hasn't been fired yet is beyond me. None of the Royals know how to make adjustments at the plate; that's the fault of the hitting coach. Gordon has all of the talent in the world, but hasn't broken out the way that less-talented 3B players such as Braun or Longoria have. He needs the guidance of an actual hitting coach.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:38 PM   #5
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When Ryan Braun has the stats he does, including last year, and is an all star, calling him less talented is pretty ridiculous, same for Longoria, those guys have been better in the majors from day 1 compared to Gordon.

Gordon was more highly touted in the draft that is all.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:39 PM   #6
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Maybe he could do better if someone could convince to take some pitches. Every time I listen to a game on the radio he is swinging on first pitch.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:42 PM   #7
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If Gordon isn't more talented, that means that all of the scouts in the world cannot do their job. Their job is to rank talent, and they all thought Gordon was the most talented.

Anyway, Gordon, like Braun/Longoria/et al, put up great minor league numbers. Something's lost in translation. Looking at the lack of patience/approach at the plate/general ineptitude of Royals batters for the last many years, it's apparent that 1.) KC has no idea what a hitting coach is supposed to be doing, and 2.) player development in the organization is an alien concept.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:44 PM   #8
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I don't have any trust at all in the Royals scouts.....and we've seen guys miss before that were can't miss. It's the Royals luck that it would turn out this way...
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:44 PM   #9
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:02 PM   #10
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Maybe he could do better if someone could convince to take some pitches. Every time I listen to a game on the radio he is swinging on first pitch.
I would agree with this except with two strikes on him. How many called third strikes has this team as a whole watched go by? That's a sta I'd like to see and how the Royals rank. It's got to be significant.
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:07 PM   #11
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It's pretty shitty knowing if we had taken Braun and Lincecum our team would be in such a better spot.
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:28 PM   #12
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Gordon really swings at alot of shit and is late on alot of pitches too. He should be doing better than .250, we need real coaches here....where the hell is his coach from Nebraska, bring him in
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:38 PM   #13
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Maybe we could trade Mecca for a decent batting coach. I'm sure he'd be the "greatest scout EVAH!!".
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:15 PM   #14
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gordon isn't putting up all-star numbers, but to say he should be benched or sent to AAA is pretty ridiculous, considering that they have people like joey gathright, tony pena jr, and esteban german on their major league squad. gordon is probably the third best hitter in the royals lineup right now (behind guillen and dejesus).

gordon isn't hitting for a high average, but he has shown decent power and played excellent defense.
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:28 PM   #15
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Sometimes it seems like Gordon has the longest, slowest swing in history. The trajectory of his swing reminds me of Griffey Jr.'s (circa mid-late '90s), minus the lightning-quick hands.
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