KC Royals News: Alex Gordon And Sweeping Oakland


KC Royals news consists of Alex Gordon possibly leaving the Royals after the 2015 season via free agency, and about the Royals sweeping the Oakland Athletics this past weekend.

The KC Royals have been doing well recently, posting a 44-28 record and season best 16 games over .500. They recently swept the Oakland Athletics, whom the team had beef with early on in the season after being slid into and plunked by pitches. Things were much calmer this time around, and the Royals went on to win all three games.

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A's slug their way past Kansas City, wins 6-4
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  • While sweeping teams is fun and all, there’s still something negative lingering in Royals’ fans minds and that is about Alex Gordon potentially being in the midst of his final season in a Kansas City Royals uniform. Gordon is more than likely going to decline his player option after this season and will therefore be on the free agency market.

    Gordon will probably attract several teams in free agency, but I, along with most Royals fans, hope that Dayton Moore will attempt to get a deal to Alex Gordon’s liking. This organization wouldn’t be the same without Gordo and his crazy plays on defense.

    Check out what’s buzzing around Fansided.com.

    KC Royals: Keeping Alex Gordon Will Be Tough [KC Kingdom]

    "At this point, it’s really starting to sink in that Alex Gordon very well could be moving on from his days in a Kansas City Royals uniform after this season wraps up. That’ll be tough for a lot of Royals fans, as Alex has been one of the favorites here since coming up to the big leagues in 2007. He’s been a staple for the organization, especially on defense. Remember that time he jumped into the stands in Chicago to catch a foul ball? What a time."

    Keeping Alex Gordon Is Why KC Royals Should Trade Holland [Kings of Kauffman]

    "While Gordon will be expensive, the impulse that led him to say he would delay free-agency by picking up his option year suggests he might take a home-town discount to stay with the Kansas City Royals. Thus, I hope that the KC Royals only have to make a competitive offer to keep Alex Gordon, rather than make the best offer."

    KC Royals Sweep Athletics In Oakland 5-3 [Kings of Kauffman]

    "And after a scoreless ninth inning, Wade Davis was able to pick up the save despite a double hit by Marcus Semien that bounced off a high wall in left-center. Four or five feet higher and Wade Davis would have given up his first home run in what feels like a century. Today was not the day for the streak to die, however, and the Royals completed the sweep."

    Here are some other articles floating around among the internet. 

    Contrasting styles collide when Royals and Astros clash in Space City [Fox Sports]

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    "Houston (44-34) leads the West and is poised to end a six-year stretch of losing seasons and qualify for the playoffs for the first time in 10 years. The Astros lead the majors with 110 homers and 728 strikeouts, and also are among baseball’s leaders with 241 walks.The Royals have won four straight after a three-game sweep at Oakland in which their pitchers did not allow a homer and their starters posted a 1.89 ERA. Kansas City has allowed the AL’s fewest homers with 56."

    With one big swing, Salvador Perez leads Royals to 5-3 win over Athletics, sweeping series [Kansas City Star]

    "The Royals, 44-28, prospered even though Eric Hosmer left early because of a sprained ring finger, Alcides Escobar did the same because of a broken nail-bed on an index finger, a hamstring injury left Lorenzo Cain unable to play the field, and Greg Holland rested after pitching the last two days."

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