Rockies Interested In Jonny Gomes

With Michael Cuddyer​ and Josh Willingham looking for three-year contracts, the possibility exists that the Rockies will shift their focus to a more powerful platoon player to pair with Seth Smith.  With that in mind, the Rockies have expressed interest in free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes​, according to Troy E. Renck of The Denver Post.  

The Rockies were in on Grady Sizemore but with the centerfielder on the cusp of a one-year deal with the Indians the club is now exploring other options.  Using Gomes with Smith in a platoon would be an affordable solution.  Last season, Gomes hit .209/.325/.389 with 14 homers.

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  1. thekoshow 4 years ago

    Oh good! Typical Rockies off-season. Cuddyer, no, Willingham, no, oh I know! Grady Sizemore! No…….. Jonny Gomes. I have an idea. How about….. Charlie Blackmon? Tim Wheeler? Both better than Gomes. Save the money for pitching.

    • rockfordone 4 years ago

      But you missed the point – he hit .209 last year.

  2. If Gomes is on his normal track, he’ll hit this year…then suck again in 2013.

  3. Vossome93 4 years ago


  4. timmytwoshoezzz 4 years ago

    I know absolutely nothing about the Rockies’ AAA roster, but I’m willing to bet that 2/3 of their outfield roster are already better than Jonny Gomes.  He might be a great teammate, but he’s a very poor baseball player

  5. EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

    Everyone is interested in Jonny Gomes.

  6. NatsTown 4 years ago

    I think he stays with Nats. Rizzo wants him back and he’s really our only right handed option off the bench.

  7. progmatinee 4 years ago

    The Rockies have never been confused with the “early bird” when it comes to free agency, have they?

    Settle for the left over crap, year after year after year and wonder why they struggle to reach .500.

    Always a day late and a dollar short.

  8. Why?  He is terrible but as someone said he hits well every other year!

  9. Apparently no one on here has heard of platoon splits.

    Gomes: career 125 OPS+ vs LHP
    Smith: career 112 OPS+ vs RHP

    Together, they make a very good (and cheap) offensive OF bat.

  10. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Wow.. A outfielder more useless than Darnell McDonald…

    Still recall from his old TB Rays days where he once K’s 17 out of 20 AB and he still is not much better..

    This guy reeks. Can’t hit and one of the worst gloves around.

  11. Thomas Wilson 4 years ago

    .311/.407/.456 against LHP last year .281/.375/.501 in his career not a bad bench bat, and can’t be worse than Ty Wiggington in the OF

  12. So much for O’Dowd being aggressive this off season.

  13. Smith had a .891 OPS against RHP last year, but only a .576 OPS against LHP. Gomes had a .863 OPS against LHP last year. It’s a damn-near perfect platoon.

  14. BobbyJohn 4 years ago

    For me, this ALL depends on the price tag, as in how would this impact their ability to add one or two starting pitchers (which are the greater need).

    It certainly makes sense from the offensive side of things, but I don’t see Gomes as being any better defensively than Smith. Neither possesses the range needed to play regularly at Coors Field, even on a corner. The Rockies need OF’ers on the corners who could play CF for most other teams.

  15. Boring. How about Aramis Ramirez Rockies? You are slowly killing me.

    • Vinnie White 4 years ago

      Because he wants a 4-5 year contract.  Not going to happen here in Colorado. 

  16. Paul_Zuvella 4 years ago

    He’d only get that from the Pirates. 

  17. EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

    Who else but BLEACHER CREATURE to make a cheeky comment about the Red Sox? Oh, Creature! Classic.

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