Monday, February 10, 2014

Dee Gordon got onto Twitter and Spoke with the Fans

Dee Gordon came onto the scene in 2011 and absolutely wowed the Dodger faithful.  He ran with the speed of a gelding while showing an ability to hit for average.  In that inaugural season he batted .304 in over 200 at-bats and stole 24 bases.  Still, there was room for improvement.
(Pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2011)

Unfortunately, the subsequent couple of years had not been fruitful for him.  He had earned the shortstop Opening Day position in 2012, but his on-base percentage suffered; along with his batting average.  Soon, he found himself back in the minors.

Today, Dee Gordon has another chance at earning a job on the big club.  There are questions about the Dodgers 2nd base position, and Dee Gordon finds himself in the thick of a competition for the job.

Can he reestablish himself as a top prospect and Major Leaguer?

We'll know that answer over the coming weeks.  What I do know now is that Dee Gordon has worked hard over the winter to bulk up.  Check out the photo below that he posted in Instagram recently.  The kid looks stacked.
(pic via Dee Gordon's Instagram)

Well, Dee will be heading to Camelback Ranch in the next few days to join other Dodger position players, so he decided to spend his last day at home with some fine folks on twitter.

Let the questions begin.

That's an easy one.  Dee Gordon's father is former Major League closer Tom Gordon.

265 lbs.  Not too bad!

A Stephen King fan.  Nice.

As Yogi Berra said, "Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical."

That's what Baseball is all about.  Can you persevere?

So far, so good.

Lastly, here's an Olympic question answered.

You should check out Dee Gordon's twitter account.  He answered a whole ton of questions - more than I could reasonably ever put in one post.  Go here: @FlashGJr.  On a side note, Dee seems to be a good guy, and I hope he continues to improve.  It would be great if he forces the Dodgers to make a difficult decision; i.e. he performs so well that he forces the Dodgers to keep him with the team.  I still have high hopes for him and would love to once again feel those good vibes that resonated back in 2011.

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