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11-21-2012, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Dojji View Post
Gomes is an OK signing. They didn't overpay, and I can see what they're thinking here. If you platoon Gomes with a player like Daniel Nava who hits better against righthanded pitching, no one will love the fact that we have "a couple nobodies" playing left field for us, but you'll get average production from that position, or maybe a little above, and you've saved your ammunition for maybe a solution to another problem, like shortstop or SP.

It's a conservative move at a time of year and a time in the life cycle of the Red sox core when conservative moves are appropriate.
This. A Gomes/Nava platoon could conceivably be fairly productive.

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