Originally Posted by PuffyPig
I think most posters here believe that an OF of Heisey/Stubbs/Bruce is likely better than an OF where Gomes is the LF and Heisey replaces one of the other two guys.
Gomes OPS of .795 simply doesn't make up for the defensive and running downgrade he brings to the table.
When Gomes was OPS'ing .900 it was a different matter.
But he isn't; he's the weak link in the OF now.
It really wasn't. When Gomes was at his peak this season he had a WAR in the Janish range. There were quite a few discussions on it that his defense took away most of his offensive value.