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Krawhitham
11-22-2012, 12:26 AM
Nice to see Jonny doing well

http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/story/_/id/8660831/jonny-gomes-boston-red-sox-agree-2-year-10-million-deal-source-says


BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox and free-agent outfielder Jonny Gomes have agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal, pending a physical, sources told ESPN.

Gomes, who turns 32 on Thursday, has eight-plus seasons of big league experience with the Tampa Bay Rays, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics. He spent the 2012 season with the A's and hit .262 with 18 homers and 47 RBIs.

http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/story/_/id/8660831/jonny-gomes-boston-red-sox-agree-2-year-10-million-deal-source-says

But if his numbers get you 5 mill a season what kind of contract will Ludwick get?

texasdave
11-22-2012, 07:53 AM
2 years and 10 million for a player who should probably be platooned and get about one-third of the at-bats at that position. SMH

DocRed
11-22-2012, 10:18 AM
Good for Johnny but that's why they are the Red Sux....WAY overpaid.

Redlegs Homer
11-22-2012, 12:06 PM
If he plays like he did last year it would be a very good signing. He strikes out way too much but he had a .376 wOBA and 16.4 wRAA. He played very well for the A's and earned a nice contract.

Ironman92
11-22-2012, 07:26 PM
Great teammate and with a manager with a clue he's a formidable player....with the Reds and once the NL adjusted he was maybe the worst player in the league....but Dusty didn't let that stop him from playing him everyday.

MoneyInTheBank
11-22-2012, 08:48 PM
The way I see it is that is another OF spot now occupied. As demand goes down for Ludwick's services, so does the price tag and the good part is that I believe that at equal money, he chooses the Reds.

Hondo
11-23-2012, 07:33 PM
And you all think that Ludwick is going to sign for $7 Million per year... I bet they're (Ludwick & Agent) looking for a 3 year/ $36 million for Ludwick...

MoneyInTheBank
11-23-2012, 08:03 PM
And you all think that Ludwick is going to sign for $7 Million per year... I bet they're (Ludwick & Agent) looking for a 3 year/ $36 million for Ludwick...

Carlos Beltran, at the same age and coming off a better year, got 2/$26M last offseason. Michael Cuddyer, 2 years younger coming off of a similar year, got 3/$30M. Josh Willingham, 2 years younger coming off of a similar year, got 3/$21M. Jason Kubel, 5 years younger with a comparable track record, got 2/$16M. What comparables would his agent use to get 3/$36M?

texasdave
11-23-2012, 08:48 PM
Are people signing for more than expected so far this offseason? Maybe that new TV contract money is pushing up the signing price.

LexRedsFan
11-23-2012, 10:03 PM
....overpay much?!

scott91575
11-25-2012, 12:17 AM
And you all think that Ludwick is going to sign for $7 Million per year... I bet they're (Ludwick & Agent) looking for a 3 year/ $36 million for Ludwick...

and people in hell are looking for ice water. Doesn't mean they are going to get it.

Red in Atl
11-25-2012, 01:01 AM
What a joke. It must be nice to spend $10 million on a bench guy.

rgslone
11-25-2012, 09:30 AM
What a joke. It must be nice to spend $10 million on a bench guy.

Yea...I'm envious. I would love for the Reds to have Gomes as a RH bench guy; but the Reds, unlike the Red Sox, can't afford to spend $5M on a RH bench bat. The Reds are trying to find a starting LF for that kind of money.

MoneyInTheBank
11-25-2012, 11:00 AM
Yea...I'm envious. I would love for the Reds to have Gomes as a RH bench guy; but the Reds, unlike the Red Sox, can't afford to spend $5M on a RH bench bat. The Reds are trying to find a starting LF for that kind of money.

While I wouldn't call him a full time player, he is an absolute lefty masher. I wouldn't underestimate Gomes' impact on the Red Sox in a division that features David Price, CC Sabathia, Mark Buehrle, Matt Moore, Ricky Romero (I'm willing to say last year was an outlier), Wei-Yin Chen and possibly Andy Pettitte.

PedroBourbon
11-25-2012, 11:27 AM
Good for Johnny but that's why they are the Red Sux....WAY overpaid.

Agree on both accounts. Love Johnny but the Sox WAY overpaid on that one.

Mutaman
11-25-2012, 01:34 PM
Good for Johnny. A good man, a good Redleg, but he can't hit right handed pitching.