Re: Sox looking to sign either Gomes or Ross
posted at 11/21/2012 2:17 PM EST
In response to Softlaw1's comment:
Both are platoon small corner OF'ers. 2 years should be the abvolute limit. Gomes is coming off a near career high, due to contract year. His splits reflect the spike that comes with a platoon type of profile. He's 32, an is a true bench type part-time player. He's white, just like Ross, which is flaw of the Boston management marketing to Boston racist fans. They like to give the support and bench roles to white guys, typically claiming that better colored alternatives have bad attitudes or are "head cases".
The value and fit end on station to station platoon guy Gomes, for the Red Sox, ends @ 2 years and base 3. I suspent an incompetent GM will look at 2012 and ignore the part-time games played and offer something like 2 years and high single base points or as much as base 10.
Delmon Young should be offered 2 years and base 6 up to budget of base 7, before going up the ladder for Gomes.
Ross, a better fit and talent in the platoon role, but his contract year has him chasing for an incompetent GM contract offer of 2 or 3 years at base 10 to 13, in light of the pipe dream offer to old man part time player Hunter.
R. Johnson, one year base 1, is a better value and fit platoon option than high bids over valued market offers that result from bidding on Gomes, Young or Ross.
I'm glad they appear to be staying away from Pagan, whose market value will embarrass some GM, very early in the multi-year contract term.
How was his contract year of 2011?