The Best: There certainly isn’t much history to work with here. You got this, you’ve got that and you’ve got the other. Well, “that” came in a model with sleeves too. Anyway, I like “the other” best. I can’t decide how I feel about the light blues they wear on Sunday. While I’m predisposed to dislike solid jerseys, they tend to look better in lighter colors than they do in darker colors. Same goes for the Royals’ use of them too. Overall the home whites in the new version look the best.
MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports that the Royals and outfielder Alex Gordon are “getting close” to an agreement on a one-year contract. Terms of the deal aren’t yet known, but the Royals could make it official within the next few days.
Gordon, who turns 36 years old next month, hit .266/.345/.396 with 13 home runs and 76 RBI over 633 plate appearances with the Royals this past season. His offense has waned, owning an adjusted OPS of 84 since 2016 (100 is average), but he still plays decent defense.
Gordon has spent all 13 years of his major league career with the Royals. With the club in a rebuilding phase, he will serve as the clubhouse leader and be a mentor to younger players on the roster.