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Royals | No. 2 spot in KC lineup up for grabs

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:23:49 -0800

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas and OF Alex Gordon are the two most likely candidates to bat second in the team's batting order this season, according to manager Ned Yost. The player that does not win the competition for the No. 2 spot will wind up batting sixth, behind OF Lorenzo Cain, 1B Eric Hosmer and DH Kendrys Morales.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas hit .280 with 10 home runs and 40 RBIs in 408 at-bats as the No. 2 hitter in 2015, while Gordon hit .371 with one home run and seven RBIs in 35 at-bats in that spot. Don't be surprised if the left-handed-hitting Moustakas occupies the spot versus right-handers, while the right-handed-hitting Gordon does the same against southpaws. Both players make solid starting options in all fantasy formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Rustin Dodd

Royals | Alex Gordon's contract details

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:47:36 -0800

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon will make $12 million in 2016, $16 million in 2017 and $20 million in 2018 and 2019, and his four-year deal includes a $23 million mutual option that comes with a $4 million buyout.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Jeffrey Flanagan

Royals | Alex Gordon agrees for four years

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 07:04:37 -0800

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon agreed to a four-year, $72 million deal.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon will be 32 when the season opens and should approach 20 homers and 80 RBIs when healthy. He's a midrange fantasy outfielder.

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Royals | Alex Gordon agrees with Royals

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 06:41:28 -0800

Updating an earlier report, free-agent OF Alex Gordon (Royals) agreed to a multi-year deal with the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Jan. 6. An announcement is expected soon.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon is a midrange outfielder that'll approach 20 homers and 80 RBIs if he's healthy.

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Royals | Alex Gordon could re-sign in KC

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 06:38:18 -0800

Free-agent OF Alex Gordon (Royals) has given sentiment to competitors that he could re-sign with the Kansas City Royals soon.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon will be a midrange outfielder, or slightly better, whichever jersey he dons.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Jeff Passan

White Sox | ChiSox still interested in big-name OFs

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 17:23:33 -0800

The Chicago White Sox remain interested in free-agent OFs Yoenis Cespedes (Mets) and Alex Gordon (Royals) but are only willing to offer them deals that are no more than three years.

Fantasy Tip: Both Cespedes and Gordon are looking for contract offers that are longer than three years, so it appears to be a long-shot that either player will be calling U.S. Cellular Field home in 2016. Cespedes should be drafted in the early rounds of fantasy baseball drafts regardless of where he ends up, while Gordon should be selected in the middle rounds for mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale

Royals | KC won't re-sign Alex Gordon

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:18:24 -0800

Free-agent OF Alex Gordon (Royals) told the Kansas City Royals that as things currently stand, they have "no chance" of re-signing him, according to sources. The Royals are now looking around at other free-agent outfielders such as Denard Span (Nationals), Austin Jackson (Cubs) and Gerardo Parra (Orioles). The Royals are believed have made a four-year offer to Gordon in the "$12-13 million" per year range. Gordon is believed to be seeking a deal closer to $20 million a season and is drawing interest from the Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Francisco Giants and others.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon won't give the Royals a hometown discount this time around. He's a well-balanced player that can give a team a huge boost in outfield defense, as well. He doesn't do anything that particularly stands out, but he has great contact and on-base skills that can provide nice outfield depth for fantasy owners in the middle rounds.

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Royals | KC wants to retain Alex Gordon

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:22:20 -0800

The Kansas City Royals have made it a priority to re-sign OF Alex Gordon, but so far there is a sizable gap in contract talks. The Royals made a four-year offer to Gordon, but Gordon's camp thinks that is too much of a hometown discount. Gordon is believed to be seeking something closer to $20 million per season, but the Royals may think that is too much to offer.

Fantasy Tip: It seems hard to imagine the Royals keeping Gordon around with plenty of other teams interested in his services on the free-agent market right now. Gordon does a little bit of everything, getting on base often, making decent contact and serving as a great outfield glove. He also has double-digit home run power. However, he had just two stolen bases last year and won't be guaranteed to reach double digits in thefts again. Gordon is a midround target for outfield depth in traditional fantasy leagues.

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Cardinals | Matt Holliday working out at 1B

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:15:08 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Holliday is working extensively at playing first base in Jupiter, Fla. Holliday was said to be resistant to it during the season, but he's working out under his own volition to extend his career. If he looks good there, the Cardinals could consider a free-agent outfielder like Alex Gordon (Royals).

Fantasy Tip: This move has kind of been the elephant in the room for a few years, but reports were that Holliday struggled at the position in the minors. If the move is a success, he would gain a bit of fantasy luster because outfield is deeper than first.

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Angels | Halos not pursuing free-agent sluggers

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:03:40 -0800

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are not in serious talks with free-agent OFs Yoenis Cespedes (Mets), Alex Gordon (Royals) or Justin Upton (Padres) or free-agent 1B/OF Chris Davis (Orioles), according to owner Arte Moreno. Additionally, Moreno said the club did not make an offer to OF Jason Heyward before he signed with the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Tip: The Angels will likely fill their gaping hole in left field alongside OFs Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun with an internal candidate or lower-profile free agent. OFs David Murphy and Shane Victorino shared time at the position at the end of the 2015 season but both players left via free agency. If the season began today, Daniel Nava and Craig Gentry would be the most likely in-house candidates to play left field but neither player would be useful outside of AL-only fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Mike DiGiovanna