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    Johnny Gomes

    Strike out or pop up every single time.

    Just trying to un-jinx him.

    No, but seriously. Get rid of him..now.
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    Re: Johnny Gomes

    I said it in the games thread. But when Cabrera comes back I'd love for Gomes to go. Before anyone says it, I know it won't happen.

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    Re: Johnny Gomes

    He was 8 for 17 against Lopez (something like that) going into the game tonight. Good time to start him but he has been struggling so bad and 3 pop ups tonight against Lopez should tell Dusty that Gomes needs to sit for awhile and let Heisey get Gomes AB's.

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    And there's another reason to dump him...put Heisey out there every day at least he can defend.
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    And there's another reason, no range or natural instinct. Thank you Johnny for proving my point.
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    Re: Johnny Gomes

    Heisey or platoon him with Edmonds. Gomes has nearly a 50 point difference in batting average split playing against lefties vs. righties.

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    He was a big part of the June improvement. Management isn't going to discard popular guys who have contributed.

    And other guys have had slumps. Gomes is in a slump. They will let him work his way out of it.

    But I agree. Let Heisey play more.
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    You guys are only looking at his bat. To me, Gomes' slump isn't worth waiting out when you consider his defense. There were his misplays last week with the Cards and the series of blunders he perpetrated in tonight's game in AZ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    He was a big part of the June improvement. Management isn't going to discard popular guys who have contributed.

    And other guys have had slumps. Gomes is in a slump. They will let him work his way out of it.

    But I agree. Let Heisey play more.
    He's not in a slump. He's in a decline to reality, and is regressing to his career #s..and he's almost there. It's going to stay this way. He was just in a huge hot streak earlier in the year.
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    Re: Johnny Gomes

    Gomes pulled for Nix!
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    Re: Johnny Gomes

    Quote Originally Posted by NorrisHopper30 View Post
    He's not in a slump. He's in a decline to reality, and is regressing to his career #s..and he's almost there. It's going to stay this way. He was just in a huge hot streak earlier in the year.
    It is painfully apparent that this is reality. I think we all hoped and prayed that his hot May was a sign of a new and improved Gomes, but the last 2 months regression to career norm have made it clear that May was an aberration (a great one that we're all extremely thankful for, but an aberration nonetheless). He could conceivably catch fire again, but continuing to play him now is like quitting your job to play the lotto - you have a theoretical chance to hit the million, but chances are you'll go bust.

    I love Jonny's energy and fire, but energy and fire alone does not justify getting your name pencilled into the lineup on a regular basis.
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    When he was signed, I thought the idea was that Gomes was going to be part of a platoon in LF. Since that great May he won the job full time. It made sense to play him while he was hot, but it is too bad it took a night like tonight to re-evaluate that starting role. I like watching Gomes play. I'm glad he is on the team. But playing him every day does not compute.

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    I like Gomes as a role player but his bat has slipped for 3 straight months. you gotta start putting him back as a platoon that only plays against lefties, and give Heisey more starts in LF. I wish Gomes could be the .900 OPS bat some wish he was but he swings too much and over a larger period of time he just ends up being the same mid .700 OPS bat.

    Good guy, great player to have on your team, but no where near worthy of starting to much especially against RH pitching. Sorry to see his season go down the drain but his bat is what keeps him in the league, and until its fixed you just cant afford to keep him out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeDoux View Post
    When he was signed, I thought the idea was that Gomes was going to be part of a platoon in LF. Since that great May he won the job full time. It made sense to play him while he was hot, but it is too bad it took a night like tonight to re-evaluate that starting role. I like watching Gomes play. I'm glad he is on the team. But playing him every day does not compute.
    This. If you want him to get 3 ABs against lefties and then pull him for defensive purposes or PH against lefthanders that is fine. Then Jonny Gomes can have value. Starting him nearly everyday isn't gonna work though.

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    I think Owings would be a better everyday leftfielder than Gomes. (Not that he would have been good, mind you)


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