Thursday

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.

6 Comments:

At 9/29/2005 11:00 AM, Blogger SoonerRoyal said...

Wonderful news! I can't wait for Spring Training to watch Butler, Huber and Gordon.

 
At 9/29/2005 1:24 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

$4 million, no major-league contract. Not too shabby. Sounds like the Royals didn't have to resort to anything drastic to get him to sign.

 
At 9/29/2005 4:43 PM, Blogger royalsbeliever said...

THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! GREAT NEWS FOR THE KC CLUB AND THE FUTURE OF THIS CLUB!!!!

 
At 9/29/2005 5:40 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

What a gigantic waste of time that was. Alex caved for an extra $200,000 and didn't even get a spot on the 40-man roster? There's four months of development down the drain.

 
At 9/29/2005 10:42 PM, Blogger SoonerRoyal said...

Draft slotting seems like a concession the player's association would gladly make. It doesn't take any money away from them.

 
At 9/30/2005 12:01 AM, Blogger royalsbeliever said...

Kaegal quotes Baird after Ladnier saying Gordon wouldn't change positions. Here's what Ladnier says "We plan to keep him at third." Baird was like we will start him at third, but he's athletic enough to play 1B, 2B, or OF. Awesome! For some reason I can see Dave's Top 5 prospect list changing soon.

 

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