Jonny Gomes has some personality

A loyal reader, Matt, sent along this clip of an interview Jonny Gomes and Josh Reddick did on MLB Network last season.

It offers a little insight into Gomes’ personality.

Some fans are angry that the Red Sox signed Gomes as a platoon outfielder and paid the market rate on a two-year deal. But Gomes does hit lefties well and he seems to be a good influence in the clubhouse, which is something they obviously need.

Given the assorted characters the Red Sox were running out there last season, $5 million a year on an actual major league player to play a corner spot and hit six or seventh doesn’t seem like a big deal.


Beyond that, short-term deals for outfielders allows the Red Sox to bring Bryce Brentz and Jackie Bradley Jr. along at the right pace.


• John Farrell mentioned on WEEI that Greg Colbrunn will interview for the hitting coach position on Saturday. That could make five candidates who are interviewed. The Sox could have this wrapped by early next week. They didn’t name a coaching staff until Dec. 23 last year.

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