Whats the deal with Gomes this year. Could this be a breakout year for him?
Devil Rays OF/DH Jonny Gomes appears to have recovered well from last year's surgery on his right shoulder -- he's swinging freely in training camp and hitting the ball far in batting practice. "It feels real loose," he said. "Toward the end of last season, when I had a hard swing there was a weird pain. At any point it felt like it could blow out."
Whatever the case may be, one thing's certain: he can be had super cheaply, and is probably well worth the gamble later in the drafts.
In my mind, the dream scenario would be to pick him up late, have him start this year like he did last year, then sell him high to some poor chap for Thome or something of the sort.