Originally Posted by nate
Reds LF OPS: .694.
Yeah, Gomes has played nice in <200 PA. But that "position" has absolutely NOT been producing at a similar level.
Maybe. Or maybe not. There's no telling what other moves might've been made.
Between Laynce Nix and Jonny Gomes, in about 470 plate appearances, their combined OPS right now is around 825
If it was truly just a platoon between those two, that OPS is one of the most productive on the team. The 694 number you're citing is a combination of McDonald, Dickerson, Balentien and Hairston. It's not indicative of how the main two (Gomes and Nix) have played.
Baker's misuse of the personnel is responsible for the overall OPS you cite, not organizational philosophy. The main two LF guys on the roster HAVE been producing as a whole (though Nix has tailed off).