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Gordon: We've been sitting on prospects for six years

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08:15 AM ET 12.26 | You won't hear left fielder Alex Gordon among a chorus of doubters in Dayton Moore's offseason deal that brought James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City. Some fans were upset the Royals gave up top prospects such as Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi, but Moore said he owed it to players such as Gordon and Billy Butler to help create a winning culture now. Gordon appreciated that sentiment. "To be honest, it seems like we've been sitting on prospects the last six years," Gordon said. "They've done a great job of building up our farm system and making it so we were able to trade some." ... [Gordon] said the offseason moves don't change his outlook for 2013. As always, he still wants to make the playoffs.

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December 26, 2012  09:23 AM ET

The GM made those moves for one reason to help save his on job.

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December 26, 2012  11:51 AM ET

Prospects are what they are, Prospects!!!

December 26, 2012  12:10 PM ET

the teams should learn how to use their prospects, at the end anything cost to either way, want to get better , then they most sacrifice something in order to get better in their lineup!!!

December 26, 2012  12:14 PM ET
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The GM made those moves for one reason to help save his on job.

the GM did what he suppost to do,and the moves that moore pull were the right moves i mean by getting two quality pitchers it wasn't a easy thing to do,,,,trading for santana, signing guthrie to another two years deal, and the rotation started look like a real complete rotation,,,from a pretender rotation to a contender rotation,,,

December 26, 2012  12:17 PM ET
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I think Myers for Shields would have been fair, but by acquiring Odorizzi for Davis, the Rays probably snookered KC.Only time will tell...

well, the rays are well known to be good in developing top prospect pitchers into a serious and durable players, their chemistry in their farm system its by far one of the toughest farm system,,,those players traded from the royals to the rays wouldn't be in the majors at least untill another year or so!!!

December 26, 2012  12:19 PM ET
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I think Myers for Shields would have been fair, but by acquiring Odorizzi for Davis, the Rays probably snookered KC.Only time will tell...

and yes maybe the trade was a little too high for the royals but it was the only way to upgrade their rotation with a little more solid and real vision into contention!!!

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December 26, 2012  04:35 PM ET
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Here's a prediction for you...KC battles Detroit this year for first place in the AL Central.

You predict a battle royal then?

December 26, 2012  05:34 PM ET
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Translation: The Rays **** the Royals on that one.

a battle between the Rays and the Royals next year,,WHO would win the series??? the Royals are more complete team than the Rays though!!

December 26, 2012  05:36 PM ET
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You predict a battle royal then?

theTigers are a tough team but the Royals could arise from nowhere and throw some punches to the Tigers belly and take over the pennant race!!

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December 27, 2012  06:00 PM ET
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Translation: The Tigers are a bunch of sniveling ****.

I like the Tigers, but The Royals look like they just might contend, love that Division, Cleveland and Sox, going to be a fun year!!! I think it will be Millers Bar beating out Gates BBQ!

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