I think platoons get blown a little out of proportion here on RZ. The idea makes sense, but in practice is a little more difficult. If the Reds sign Gomes, he will play against RHP, probably play quite a bit of games against RHP. When you look at it, you face RHP what 3/4 of the time? Gomes may very well be the starting LF coming out of the spring, the same way Dickerson was last season.
I realize that Gomes isn't the best defender out there in LF, but he brings something to the table that no other LF brings, legit power. As a team you need that balance, you can't have a team full of little power, good field players. Gomes adds value in being a part LF, being a PH with power, and if he plays like he did last year he deserves a shot to be the every day LF. If he comes on a minor league contract even better.