3 KC Royals that will benefit from a shortened season

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Fewer games to grind through could allow this Gold Glove hoarding outfielder another opportunity to shine.

Coming off his best offensive year since 2015, it was not certain if Alex Gordon would return as the KC Royals turned down their option on him.  However, he was inked to a one year deal in late January.

The plan was to give him more days off during the long season but perhaps with a shortened year that is not as crucial.  The more opportunities he gets in the field, the better his chances to secure his fourth straight Gold Glove and eighth overall.

And while you can bet he is staying shape during the layoff, he is also helping the community.  His family recently contributed to a Kansas City charity helping keep at-risk with meals during the shutdown.

"“Jamie and I and our kids are staying at home and trying to take this time to help each other as a family,” Gordon said. “But we also want to help our Kansas City area family. We feel very blessed, and we want to make sure our neighbors are taken care of.” – Alex Gordon, royals.mlblogs.com"

Gordon turned 36 years old in February and while he still looks nimble in the field, extra rest is never a bad thing for a player with 13 years of major league experience.  This should lead to a higher percentage of playing time than initially planned for him.

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There are many reasons for disappointment with the prolonged absence of baseball.  It is also important to look for the silver lining in difficult situations and not lose a sense of hope.  This applies to life and pieces of life that make it fun.  Like KC Royals baseball.