Re: Jonny Gomes available?
Gomes = Russ Branyan. No GM wants to be judged by the public (or his announcer......) for giving a full time job to a guy who hits .240, strikes out 200 times, and plays mediocre at best defense, even if he is ultimately more productive than some other option.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.