Excuse some of us for smiling a little bit when Alex Gordon says this:
"I’m going to dominate next year," he vowed, "I can tell you that. Not that this year is over, but I’m going to dominate next year."
"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. I’ll say this: You can win a championship with Alex Gordon on your club. We’re counting on him to be that type of guy when we’re ready to win."
Meanwhile, Ned Yost predicts 20-25 home runs and 80-85 runs batted in for Gordon next year. Would that be domination? Maybe relative to what Gordon has been since the Royals drafted him with the second overall pick in 2005.
Gordon's been injured this season, spent time at AAA, where he truly did dominate, and is now waiting for things to come around.
You root for someone like Gordon because the Royals placed so much hope in him. He was the safe pick as the college starter with years of experience.
Maybe he finally shows why he was the safe pick in 2011.