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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 04-21-2011, 10:52 PM   #76
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Bottom line is, Gordon is standing closer to the plate and is willing to hit the ball the other way. He's no longer trying to jerk the ball over the right field wall every at-bat. He looks super confident. I look forward to every at-bat of his.
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:56 PM   #77
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:23 PM   #78
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He will dominate after he is demoted to AAA next year after a month or so...this assclown just needs to stfu and play.
Owned so far.....and he has def. backed up the words so far
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:39 PM   #79
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Off-topic, but your sig is .

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Old 04-21-2011, 11:52 PM   #80
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:53 PM   #81
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:57 AM   #82
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:17 AM   #83
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FTR, I'm an Alex Gordon supporter. I don't think he's gotten a fair chance to showcase his skills and this year he will finally show that he's a decent player. But you people crack me up who put so much stock into 65 abs or 9 ip. Alot of you have came to the conclusion that Aaron Crow is the second coming of Jesus, Alex Gordon will become Ryan Braun, and Kila is just always going to be a AAA player. Give it 200 abs and more games, this sample size is a drop in the bucket.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:45 AM   #85
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:24 AM   #89
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:27 AM   #90
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I, for one, will no longer call him Alice... he is Alix, now.

If he has a good May, he can have his E back.

I'm really enjoying his ****ing AWESOME defense as well. It's unreal how well he is playing out there in Left... and it's amazing how well he is batting. It's fun to watch.
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