Fritzenhammer wrote:Gomes issues last year stemmed from the shoulder injury, which also prevented him from playing in the outfield from what I remember. He's a scrappy guy with definite 30 HR potential, who should be starting somewhere, IMO.
He's also the kind of guy people love to watch, since he hustles every day and is the kind of player who takes nothing for granted. I'd love to see him get a full time spot, but that's up to him and his manager. He might need a new team for it to happen though, for as others have pointed out, TB is stacked with young talent.
Tampa Bay IS stacked with young talent, but surely that doesn't include Greg Norton. Who else is in the DH picture in TB? Why wouldn't Gomes be a favorite for the job?