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hopefully his name makes an appearance shortly on the "I'm in the best shape of my life" thread.
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So people were mad we non-tendered him, now we get him back and people are upset we gave him a minor league deal. What? Anyways, Gomes is going to be on the roster no matter what, so I have no problem giving him a major league deal. He improves the bench, but hopefully he doesn't get the majority of ABs in LF.
So what do our position players look like?
At first glance, the infield depth scares me, but when you consider if any of the infielders make a DL trip we have some infielders in the high minors ready to come up, I'm okay with it.
This would be interesting, if true. From rotoworld:
The Braves and Reds could be in the mix for free agent outfielder Garret Anderson, according to SI.com's Jon Heyman.
The Reds would seem to be done with their outfield shopping after signing Jonny Gomes Monday, but maybe not. Anderson, who turns 38 in June, batted .268/.303/.410 with 13 home runs, 61 RBI and a 705 OPS last season for the Braves. A poor defender with a rapidly declining bat is not a good recipe for even a fourth outfielder, especially with better options still available, but perhaps agent Scott Boras can convince a team otherwise.
If Ramon plays first, then Hanigan catches...Ryan and Miles are in the same uninspiring category as RHHs. So...I continue to pine for a RHH backup 1b/LF who can rake...who knew these palookas could be so hard to find? (I get it, NL rosters need "more versatile players" for double-switches, etc...but then what does that make Gomes, exactly?)
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I wanna be on record for not being bothered by this deal.
In a platoon, Dickerson will log more AB's and innings in the field (most importantly).
I also like Gomes off the bench against lefties late in a ballgame.
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