Red Sox/MLB 2012 Thread Part XX-Time for Rebuilding
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11-22-2012, 09:05 AM
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I've always had an irrational loathing for Gomes. Probably unfair to judge without knowing him but he doesn't exactly seem like a clubhouse guy...
Jonny Gomes hardly is the most talented player available on the free agent market. But he is widely reputed as one of the most effective leaders...
Regardless, Gomes’ best attribute is his positive presence in the clubhouse, something the Red Sox haven’t had in abundance for the past two seasons. For example, Gomes livened up the mood around the Athletics by marching around with former Red Sox right fielder Josh Reddick in matching yellow bathrobes.
Think of Kevin Millar with the 2004 Red Sox, and you get the idea.
“He makes things easier to deal with,” Reddick told the San Francisco Chronicle during the Athletics’ improbable run to the AL West title. “He takes tension out of the clubhouse and dugout. It doesn’t matter if he plays four (games) in a row or misses four in a row. He’s the same person every day.”
10/2 for a guy who made 1M and put up pedestrian numbers with crap defense makes no sense to me.
His numbers were NOT pedestrian last year.
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