With the departures of Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas still in free agency (looking like the Royals will not pursue him) it’s now or never for the Kansas City outfielder to show why he is deserving of $72 million.
Alex Gordon signed a 4 year $72 million contract to stay with Kansas City in the 2016 off season. So far Gordon has not lived up to his potential. Many are saying he’s a bust and the Royals wasted a contract.
During his struggling times, Gordon had a career worst .208 BA with only 52 RBI and less than 100 hits. Nobody will argue that this was the worst of his career when it comes to offense. But one cannot forget that he knows that gigantic Royals outfield better than anyone. Over the years he has been one of the best left fielders in all of baseball. Gordon is a five-time Gold Glove winner and looks to keep improving upon that number.
Gordon has the chance to become the face of the franchise once again and don’t be surprised if he does. Look for a bounce back year from the 10-year veteran.