TurdFerguson wrote:What more is there to come with when talking about Gomes and KOS.Its the first month of the season and his rate will probably go down so you are blowing it a bit out of proportion.Its his fault that Crawford has been sucking and not getting on base?What about Cantu and Lugo being hurt.He has also had absolutely no protetion in that lineup.Huffs been hurt and Baldelli has yet to step onto the field.I understand about wanting produtive outs but he has probably been trying a little to hard with those guys out of the lineup.If I am not mistaken he has also been pitched around quite a few a times and has also drawn a decent amount of walks.The RBIs will come when those guys get back into the lineup.I say he still ends up with .260-35-110 with a possibility of hitting over 40 HRs so I wouldnt call that worthless.Also of course you would jump on a trade with Gomes because the DRays have absolutely no PITCHING
A few things though.
Its the first month of the season and his rate will probably go down so you are blowing it a bit out of proportion.
His K rate "should" definitely go down, but if he continues to swing for the fences with 2 strikes, guess what,,, his K rate will stay extremely high. I also don't think his rate of a homer per 8.5 at bats will keep up for the entire year either.
If I am not mistaken he has also been pitched around quite a few a times and has also drawn a decent amount of walks.
He does have 23 walks in 28 games, so he is averagin close to a walk a game, but I don't think I would say he is being pitched around much either as he only has 1 IBB.
Also of course you would jump on a trade with Gomes because the DRays have absolutely no PITCHING
No pitching?? Well we are 12th in the AL in pitching ERA so far this year, so at least we are progressing. But I would take young bats for Gomes as well as pitching. A nice 1b or 3b would be a nice pickup for Gomes as well.
I say he still ends up with .260-35-110
We went through all of this for 10 points of batting average. I also don't think he will have quite that many rbis, mainly to the fact of his all or nothing swing at the plate. Lugo, Baldelli, and Huff should be back soon, and Crawford will heat up, so then we will just have to see if Mr. Gomes can produce with some RBIs instead of just the home run. I also would not be suprised if he stays healthy all year, if he is indeed challenging for a record in September, but it may very well be Rob Deers AL record for most strikeouts in a season.