I do not see this signing as a white flag on Ross, either. I think the interest is mutual.
Gomes is more comfortable in LF. To me, a platoon of Gomes/Ryan Kalish makes an awful lot of sense, with Ells in CF, and Ross in RF.
That's a lot of likeable right there.
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One thing's forsure, we're going to have one of the better benches in the AL.
(As it stands now)
I still think our regular everyday starting short stop will be acquired through trade.
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I originally expected them to sign Ludwick as Ross' replacement, but it turned out to be Gomes. I mean Ross is as good as gone, that's pretty clear if you ask me.
And I kinda agree with J-Bay, I wouldn't be susprised if we sign Hamilton. Doesn't mean I want him, just a gut feeling. Something big is gonna happen, either JH or JUpton. And if we were to keep Ells, that would be an extraordinary line-up.
Ellsbury, Pedroia, Ortiz, Hamilton, Napoli/Berkman, WMB , Gomes, Salty/Ross, Drew/Iggy
Pitching would still kill us, though.
Edit: Not gonna happen, they won't put JH in RF, so either Ells or him.
Last edited by SirHizz; 11-21-2012 at 04:48 PM.
I like it way more than 3 years of overpriced Ross.
Don't see the Hamilton speculation as relevant btw. Hamilton is a LF as is Gomes. Kalish or Sweeney/Gomes platoon in LF is what i think we'll see.
lets see in 99 games Gomes had 18 hrs. if he played 130 like Ross did he'd probably have 20+ Hrs maybe 25? but that wont happen next year since hes doing a platoon role
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