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Postby OneLoveBoomer » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:05 pm

Per yahoo news item


If Gomes (shoulder) is healthy, he'll likely be the Devil Rays' DH on most days, the team web site reports.

Recommendation: Gomes underwent shoulder surgery last September. Rehab reportedly has gone very well, and Gomes is expected to be able to swing a bat as soon as he arrives at the Rays' camp. The team also hopes Gomes' right shoulder will be healthy enough to allow him to play some outfield on an occasional basis as well. The Rays have many DH-first base candidates in camp with no clear incumbents, so Gomes will get every chance to claim a near-everyday role.
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Postby bAsKeTcAsE86 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:43 pm

Wait, woah...

Wasn't this guy looking like one of the best hitters in the league about a year ago. Now he is fighting to be an everyday player?
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Postby Prooks25 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:02 pm

Upton could steal some games at DH from Gomes too.
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Postby footballsimp » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:52 am

Gomes had a down year I felt last year.....I should know he sat on my bench most of it. at just DH is value drops considerably
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Postby OneLoveBoomer » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:32 pm

2HR game today :-)
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Postby crimson knuckles » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:25 pm

Gomes actually had a heart attack a couple of years ago, no joke. That right there makes me leery of drafting him.

Last year he started the season red hot, leading the league in HRs for the first couple weeks but then the shoulder really set him back.
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Postby ABA316 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:04 pm

If it was another team I'd say he'd have a better shot, but with all the guys trying to squeeze AB's in that lineup I dunno...'sides, he and Chris Shelton both had hot starts last year and what happened?

Funny story, guy in my league who had Shelt and Howard when I tried to trade with him said "Take Shelton, he'll have just as good a year as Howard"..in the end of May. BWAHAHAHA
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Postby OneLoveBoomer » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:12 pm

The point with Gomes isn't to draft him and keep him, but to draft him and trade him. Don't worry about long term / injury risks. Give him his hot month, and trade him.
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Postby stealthdevil » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:33 pm

OneLoveBoomer wrote:The point with Gomes isn't to draft him and keep him, but to draft him and trade him. Don't worry about long term / injury risks. Give him his hot month, and trade him.


Sounds like good advise. I road him to the top of my league last season, then he drug me down. Seems like he's either really good or really bad. Of Course that arm injury was probably hindering his swing in the second half last year. I think he'll have a good season and could be a steal with a later pick in the draft.
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Postby bazzy_51 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:09 pm

you know that is good advice to a point...for me in most my leagues guys know what they are doing, so drafting gomes and waiting til he gets hot and trading him wouldn't do a lot of good...MOST people that know their earhole from there a**hole know that the hot streak you are trading him on won't last all that long as years previous point out...and spring training and the regular season are quite different, although it is nice to see a player doing good (i just still have a bad taste in my mouth from last year i guess)....
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