Just a quick note. The Royals finally reached terms with their draft pick, Alex Gordon. Gordon is a complete player who played third base for Nebraska and has an impact bat. He will head to the Arizona Fall League and hopefully will be in Omaha next season and in Kansas City in 2007.
The Royals also secured the first pick in next year’s draft with their awful season this year. Next year’s draft looks to be heavy on pitching, so hopefully the Royals will be able to strengthen their pitching staff. GM Allard Baird said today that ownership is committed to drafting the best player available, regardless of “signability.”
All in all, a good day for the Royals.