Royals general manager has high praise for Alex Gordon
KANSAS CITY (KCTV5) – Former Husker Alex Gordon had thought about retiring after his 13th season in the MLB. However, the Lincoln native felt he had one more season left in the tank.
Gordon signed a one year deal to stay with the Kansas City Royals this offseason, though the season has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, in an interview with Kansas City TV station KCTV5, Royals’ general manager Dayton Moore said bringing back Gordon for another season was the right move.
“Gordo is the most committed player I’ve ever been around,” Moore said. “To have him in our city, him and Jamie and their children, and have Gordo in the clubhouse and part of what we’re doing is really, really special. You know, John Sherman asked me this offseason, ‘How important is Alex to the team?’ I said, ‘very important.’ He said, ‘What does he mean to this team in 21 and 22?’ Which I thought was a great question, knowing he’s not under contract.
“His point was, how is his influence going to help our players beyond the 2020 season? You know, having Alex around is really important because he models the behavior you want in every player. He’s a special part of Royals history as you know. ”