Gordon signs for $4 million...
It is now official. The Royals held a press conference at noon (CST) today to announce the signing, which will pay Gordon a $4 million bonus.
Apparently, Gordon was presented with a #4 jersey at the press conference. Could the Royals be sending us a message about Angel Berroa's future? Hmmmmm.
This could not have worked out much better for the Royals, as they got Gordon to agree to drop his demand for a Major League contract while upping their ante by only $200K. An outside force must have spooked his agent Casey Close, whether it be Gordon himself demanding to end the holdout, or the rumored looming renegotiation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, in which draft pick bonuses may be slotted as early as next year.
Whatever the case, RC is going to celebrate tonight.