Gomes Would Likely Accept Arbitration Offer

When the Nationals acquired outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Reds on July 26th, one consideration was the possibility of a supplemental draft pick.  Gomes projected as a Type B free agent then, and still did as of a few weeks ago.  However, Gomes wants to remain with the Nationals, and he told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post that if the team offers arbitration, "I'll probably take it."

In Gomes, Rick Ankiel, and Laynce Nix, the Nationals have three veteran free agent oufielders.  In the opinion of GM Mike Rizzo, "all three of them have had good solid seasons."  Gomes, 30, is hitting .209/.325/.389 with 14 home runs in 372 plate appearances this year for the Nationals and Reds.  He's shown an improved inclination to draw walks, though his power has been lacking.  As a pinch-hitter Gomes has one hit and six walks in 43 plate appearances, but as a starter he's hitting .233/.347/.436 in 329 PAs.


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23 Comments on "Gomes Would Likely Accept Arbitration Offer"


WolandJR
3 years 11 months ago

This just in: Jonny Gomes likes money.

Tired_OF_FakeRumors
3 years 11 months ago

Best thing gomes can do.
BTW is ther any chance pujols goes to toronto? Might be a good fit and now with the possibility of a second wild card the chance of toronto making the playoffs will be greater.

$1639238
3 years 11 months ago

“In the opinion of GM Mike Rizzo, “all three of them have had good solid seasons.”
….uhhh….really?  Ankiel leads the 3 of them with a .300 OBP and a 2.5 WAR (1.9 of the is DWAR which I don’t buy for a second).  Nix has a 0.8 WAR and Gomes a 0.4 WAR.  None of them have had good, solid seasons.

Fifty_Five
3 years 11 months ago

Do you expect him to say that they all suck except Ankiel sucks a little less because of his defense? The sad thing is you actually looked up all their numbers to prove him wrong when he’s obviously speaking politically

rayking
3 years 11 months ago

He’s not required to say anything at all about them. While he certainly wouldn’t say “all three of them had replacement level player-type seasons,” saying nothing at all about them would be preferable to saying something so egregiously false.

Fifty_Five
3 years 11 months ago

Obviously he didn’t wake up and alert the press by saying Ankiel, Gomes, and Nix have had stellar seasons! Some dumb reporter probably said “well what do you think of the job that these three scrubs have done?” And rightfully so, all he says is they’ve been solid. Its a non issue anyway I don’t know why I’m going into this much depth

M_Harden
3 years 11 months ago

Solution: Trade him to Toronto

NatsTown
3 years 11 months ago

Ankiel has a 2.5 WAR. Thats pretty surprising

johnsilver
3 years 11 months ago

That is what happens when you give up anything to acquire a strike out prone, can’t get on base, defensive liability and think you can get a draft pick by offering arbitration.

Billy Hall makes more sense than this guy and that is bad.

stewie75
3 years 11 months ago

Gomes is who you sign if you are too cheap to pay $5M/year to your 3rd outfielder. 

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 11 months ago

Outfield help available this off-season is pretty crappy

Have Morse in Left, Ankiel in CF, and Werth in RF, and then have Nix and Gomes as 4th OF/PH off the bench

comish4lif
3 years 11 months ago

I can see the Nats going with:
– Morse in left
– Werth in Center
– Nix/Gomes in a strict platoon in right

… and waiting for Harper to arrive in mid-season..

timmytwoshoezzz
3 years 11 months ago

Gomes is a minor league contract waiting to happen.

BluEandOrange
3 years 11 months ago

For the last time its Jonny GO-MEZ.

He’s of Portugese ancestry and Gomes is pronounced the same as Gomez, which is Spanish. 

Gomes doesn’t rhyme with gnomes or homes. 

I an annoyed by this every time a broadcaster pronounces his name wrong.

crashcameron
3 years 11 months ago

except the HE and HIS FAMILY pronounce it gow-mz. his brother did not say, ‘Hi I’m Joey Go-mez.” and don’t you think Jonny would have said something to the home-field announcers by now???
the issue is yours not theirs

BluEandOrange
3 years 11 months ago

Actually, you’re wrong. It derives from Catalan which is from the community in Spain, Catalonia. The original Catalan word is Gomis.

Gomes is a Portugese word and is pronounced the same as Gomez, which is from the bordering country Spain.Seems that you and those that “liked” your comment were corrected.

crashcameron
3 years 11 months ago

First, how am I wrong? i didn’t say anything about the origin of the name, you did. and you may be absolutely right. yet wrong because you absolutely missed the point. The family goes with gowmz, so are you saying THEY are wrong? spent a few weeks around Joey Gomes (he was with an independent team) and he did not strike me as a guy that would have let people call him “gowmz” if it was “go-mez”
so take it up with the family. i’d love to see Joey’s reaction.
man, i get pissed when someone come across as pompous know-it-alls. 

StanKastensGhost
3 years 11 months ago

Don’t get me wrong, Rick Ankiel is not All Star material, but how do you, ahardy55, question his defense?  Maybe he lacks range — I simply don’t know if he does or does not — but he tracks balls better than anyone I’ve seen play the outfield in DC since 2005 and his arm alone probably accounts for a big chunk of his WAR number.

atfm25
3 years 11 months ago

Ankiel is a solid defender with a arm. If you keep any of the three it would be him.

MrPeanutisGay
3 years 11 months ago

your mother never loved you

rayking
3 years 11 months ago

Joe Morgan?

bigpat
3 years 11 months ago

 WAR is very fluky and people use it wrong, as Fangraphs would tell you, but it certainly does have merit.

Fifty_Five
3 years 11 months ago

Am I missing something here?