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Alex Gordon Freed

Jul 23, 2010, 12:12 PM EDT

Yesterday I yelled at the Royals for not calling up Alex Gordon despite the fact that he’s been tearing up the pea patch up in Omaha these past few months. When I talk, people listen: the Royals just called him up and he’ll be playing in New York against the Yankees this weekend.

OK, fine, it took David DeJesus injuring himself to do it, but I’m certain that the suits in Kansas City read and heeded my words and that they had way, way more to do with it.  It’s just like the time I told them to sign Jason Kendall and to overwork Gil Meche and to give Jose Guillen that big contract.

OK, I may have said too much.  That is all.

  1. Ditto65 - Jul 23, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    Nice to see you using your powers for good.

  2. Chomsky - Jul 23, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    Maybe the Royals knew what they were doing? Shocking concept, I know, but check it out.
    Gordon’s minor-league numbers:
    2006: 1016 OPS
    2009: 1009 OPS
    2010: 1018 OPS
    Major-league totals: 744 OPS
    Switching Gordon to the outfield has nothing to do with his success at AAA; we already knew Gordon could hit minor-league pitching. We also know he hasn’t hit major-league pitching. Ever. Why should we think he will now?

  3. TurboTaylor - Jul 23, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Maybe you could mention trading Guillen, Farnsworth, Posednik while you are at it. We can use all the help we can get to help steer the team in the right direction.

  4. Joe - Jul 23, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Alberto Callaspo has a .738 career OPS. If you’re going to be that simplistic in your analysis, why are you sitting a .744 guy for a .738 guy?

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