Gordon enjoyed a break out season in 2011 finishing with a .303 average along with 23 home runs and 87 RBIs. Gordon is arbitration eligible this year and next and will be in a line for a big raise after his productive season. However, GM Dayton Moore says that neither side is feeling the pressure to get a deal done.
"I don't think either side feels any pressure," said Moore. "We have him under control for two more years. There's certainly a willingness to move forward together and get something done."
If Gordon is looking for a long-term deal then he isn't showing it. Gordon told MLB.com's Dick Kaegel that he is focusing on next year's season with the Royals.
"What I'm preparing for is next year, because I know I'm going to be a Royal as long I don't get traded or anything like that. So that's my focus: another season with the Royals and hopefully a better year in wins and losses."
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