We’ve heard rumblings that the Royals started getting tire-kicking calls on the newly demoted Alex Gordon this week before he’d even played his first game in Omaha. But the Royals have told everyone who called that they have no interest in trading their onetime No. 1 phenom.
For one thing, Gordon is still just 26 — younger than David Freese or Will Venable. So if this guy were still in the big leagues, he’d be their second-youngest position player, behind only Billy Butler.
For another thing, the Royals have him under control through at least 2013. And by 2012, they project having Mike Moustakas at third, Eric Hosmer at first and Butler as their full-time DH. So if Gordon can adapt to playing left field, which figures to be his primary position at Omaha, he can still fit himself into their long-term puzzle.
Afterall, KC is Kenny’s favorite trading partner.