Royals Rumors Roundup: Alex Gordon Too Expensive, KC Writing Him Off?

The Kansas City Royals have hit the ground running this offseason, rather than sitting back content with the team's World Series championship. The front office is doing its best to put this team on a dynasty track, but there's still plenty of questions to be answered as the Royals go forward into the heart of the Hot Stove League schedule. With that being said, here's our Royals Rumors Roundup for the weekend ending 11/8.

Alex Gordon Too Expensive?

GM Dayton Moore has made it perfectly clear that the Royals want star leftfielder Alex Gordon back on a long-term deal, but there's still a palpable worry around the front office that Kansas City is going to be priced out on Gordon in the open free-agent market.

Kansas City Royals owner/CEO David Glass intimated as much on Friday.

Via Jeffrey Flanagan of

Alex McCullough of the Kansas City Star speculates that the team may already have written off Alex Gordon seeing that they didn't retain him last spring:

Nothing is concrete until a long-term overture is made following the team's one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer, so take all of the above information with a grain of salt. Kansas City will likely push for Gordon as hard as their budget allows, but there's still no clarity about what they'll actually offer.

Royals To Offer Two-Year Deal To Greg Holland?

The Royals non-tendered reliever Greg Holland while he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery, but Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the team is willing to retain Holland on a two-year deal.

GM Dayton Moore confirmed the team's wishes of re-signing Holland on a multi-year deal, per Alex McCullough of the Kansas City Star:

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