8 Key Quotes From Alex Gordon's Press Conference On Return To Kansas City

The Kansas City Royals got their man, re-signing left fielder Alex Gordon on a four-year, $72 million deal. Gordon joined GM Dayton Moore on Wednesday afternoon for a "welcome back" press conference, and we're here to parse through the key quotes from the homegrown Royals star.

"My heart has been, and I think always will be, with Kansas City." -- on returning

"We all wanted to make it there, for both sides. I don't think it's heavily on one side. It was definitely a process, but we got to this point. I am definitely happy." -- on contract negotiations

"There was definitely communication with other teams, but that doesn't matter. In the end of the day I signed with the Royals, and I'm happy." -- on free agency

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"The relationships you develop here are really why it's so special. To come back and see a smile and look back on last year and reminiscence, it's what makes it all happen." -- on the atmosphere in Kansas City

"One of the things that made me want to come back here is the team we've established and this organization." -- on his return

"There will definitely be support from me in the community at some point in time." -- on plans to do charitable works in the community

"Obviously, declining the player option I knew that (leaving) was definitely an option. At the end of the day, my heart was in Kansas City and was hoping that coming back here was a definite possibility." -- on free agency

"We went to Barley's. A lot of high-fives, a lot of World Series hats to sign. Just a lot of smiles. After spending time back in Lincoln, Nebraska, the atmosphere and the feeling is definitely different until you step back into Kansas City." -- on having in a lunch in KC today after re-signing

BONUS: You're sure keeping it CLASSY, Kansas City...

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