Royals Rumors: Alex Gordon Expresses His Love For Kansas City, Return?

During a recent youth baseball instructional get-together in Nebraska, free-agent left fielder Alex Gordon refuted a report that the Kansas City Royals have "no chance" of re-signing their longtime franchise cornerstone.

While Gordon didn't talk about financials, he did speak extremely fondly of his time in Kansas City with Ken Hambleton of the Lincoln Journal Star.

“We had so much fun, and to be around to see a team grow like Kansas City did and win the World Series was unbelievable,” he explained. “Right now I’m unemployed and I pay an agent 4 percent to make the calls, take the calls and let me know what’s going on,” he continued.

Gordon, 31, is the hot topic free agent on the market right now, with teams like the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants linked to him in the past few days. There's even a report that surfaced which posited Cincinnati Reds slugger Jay Bruce as a potential replacement for Gordon going forward in Kansas City.

However, Gordon has made it clear on multiple occasions that his first choice is to remain with the organization in which he's basically grown up. At last check, the Royals and Gordon were about $6-7 million per year apart in negotations, with Gordon's camp looking for something in the $20 million range.

That's a hefty bit of distance for the two sides to bridge, but it doesn't seem as unlikely as it may have a week ago.

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