Gomes has 74 Ks in 221 official at bats. That's a rate of one K per three official at bats. Around 25 percent is high, but probably acceptable for a power hitter. One-third is high.
There's nothing wrong with a high strikeout hitter if he consistently produces in his non-strikeout at bats. But it does mean that one third of the time (excluding walks) Gomes doesn't even get a fair ball in play.
The question is how this high strikeout, low contact rate plays out over 500 at bats. If the Reds were to upgrade shortstop and catcher offensively, I'd be willing to take a shot with Gomes as the regular left fielder. But if they plan to go with Janish and Hanigan, I think the Reds would need an even better hitter than Gomes in left. With Jonny in reserve, perhaps.
I like Gomes, his attitude, his power, but I just wonder if this poor offense would get any major boost simply by giving Jonny the starting job next year.