Gore no more: The Kansas City Royals have traded speedster Terrance Gore to the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations.
It’s a sad day indeed for Royals fans all around the world. Our favorite little speed demon (other than Jarrod Dyson, of course) Terrance Gore is no longer a part of the Royals organization. The team announced the trade earlier this morning, ending his 7-year tenure with the club.
The Macon, Georgia native was drafted by the Royals in the 20th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft with the 606th overall pick. Gore was assigned to the Royals roster on August 31, 2014, and he was used throughout the playoffs as a pinch runner. Gore’s speed was a major part of the Royals deep playoff run. The duo of Gore and Dyson was a nightmare turned reality for pitchers and catchers in the league.
Gore isn’t the biggest or strongest lad on the diamond, but when he gets on the basepaths, it’s quite a sight to see. With only 14 PAs in the majors and no hits, his speed is his biggest threat. Gore is considered a pinch runner primarily. DO NOT let this fool you, however. Gore is instantly a fan favorite just by the way he plays. His clutch speed and hard work demeanor are shown every time he hits the field, and you can’t help but cheer for the guy.
Cubs fans, you’re getting an instant fan favorite with Terrance. With his playoff experience and havoc on the basepaths, the pitchers and catchers of the NL can only hope they’ll get lucky and neutralize his stealing attempts. Good luck with that, though, as that’s going to be a near impossible task.
To Terrance: I, as well as every other Royals fan, would like to thank you for your contributions to the team. We wish you the best of luck in Chicago, and hope to see you get that second ring! Your attitude and passion for the game with the Royals are what will make you “Forever Royal.”
How will you remember Terrance? What was your favorite memory of his? Let us know in the comments!