crimson knuckles wrote:You guys are all high on Gordon this year. I dont get it. I think he will have a dissappointing year again.
Because struggling in a rookie season isn't an uncommon thing. Aside from that, what basis are you using for your opinion on another disappointing season? All of the reasons for expecting him to have a strong year last year are still there, plus a year of Major League experience under his belt, and an entire off-season and Spring to continue adjusting. In 2005, Justin Morneau was receiving all the hype as being a machine, going to have a huge season, etc. etc. He bat .239 and drove in 79 Runs. Then he started out 2006 by batting .208 and then went on to win the NL MVP. I don't expect Alex Gordon to win the AL MVP this season, but there's more than enough reasons to think he'll play the way he's been projected to, aside from last season's performance. Keep in mind also that Gordon's SLG raised .114 pts after the break last year, and his AVG .032 pts; he hit more HR, more RBI in fewer AB, so apparently he was making the proper adjustments.