Re: What about Gomes?
posted at 11/22/2012 5:09 AM EST
In response to notin's comment:
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In response to parhunter55's comment:
Actually, Jonny Gomes is said to have been a positive cluhouse presence in Oakland last season and has a good reputation among ex teammates. Perhaps he is referrig to the brawl Gomes involved himself after Coco Crisp charged the mound back in 2008. Isn't that the kind of teammate you want on your side? He also got invoved in a brawl with the Yankees during ST that year. That is a positve, no?
Thats where I think his disdain for Gomes comes from par. Gomes is basically cody ross with not as good defense. Ross was terrible against RHP, but people here liked him. We got Gomes for less than half the price.
I swear, if its not some big name everyone here complains. D. Ross was a great signing as well. their both platoon/BU players, no need to get all crazy about spending about 15M for these 2 over the next 2 years.
BC is obviously looking for a certain personality that this team was lacking the last year or two. Good clubhouse guys. They already got 2, and they bot have upside on the field as well.
Apologies for my last post. Had to. Anyways, I can live w/ a platoon of Nava/GOmes if a) we sign Napoli and b) we trade for either of JUPP / Stanton.
But it better be Gomes / Nava (as opposed to Gomes/Kalish). I dont want to see Kalish and his sub .600 OPS on this team next year. Prove you can hit in the minors before you get called up.
Kalish was actually an outstanding minor league hitter prior to his injuries in 2011. He never should have been in the majors so soon after coming back last season, but he was the last healthy outfielder on the 40-man roster. In fact, the Sox even tried using anyone who was remotely healthy even if they were not an outfielder before rushing back Kalish, like Lars Anderson, who never played OF before 2012.
However, if the Sox want the REAL option for left-handed hittong OF, they need to make a deal with Oakland for Seth Smith.
Smith is one of the best 15 hitters against RHP over the past 3 seasons. Choose your metric. OPS? He's in the top 15. wOBA? Check? Batting average? There too.
The A's are laoded in the OF and need a catcher. The Sox have a catcher to spare. Both Saltalamacchia and Smith made roughly the same cash last year, and are arbitration eligible. Smith does have any arb year after 2013.
Does a Saltalamacchia-Smith swap make sense?
I think BC might go with internal options. Still, a good trade IMO.
Id like to see him get the SLG up a bit against RHP, but still looks good.