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Jonny Gomes is on the Royals’ list of “potential trade targets”

Jul 14, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

Boston Red Sox Jonny Gomes runs after he hit three-run home run off New York Yankees David Huff  in MLB game in New York Reuters

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com the Royals have Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes on their list of “potential trade targets” as they look to add a right-handed bat.

Gomes is making $5 million in the second season of a two-year, $10 million deal, but at age 33 he’s struggled at the plate by hitting just .234 with five homers and a .680 OPS in 67 games. By comparison, Gomes posted a .771 OPS in 2013 and an .868 OPS in 2012, but he has continued to knock around left-handed pitching.

It’s hard to imagine Gomes bringing back a whole lot via trade, so if/when the Red Sox decide to start selling off veterans a mid-level prospect could get the job done.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    They aren’t going to sell.

    I think they’ve won just enough recently to convince themselves they can make a run.

    • SocraticGadfly - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      Maybe they could trade Peavy back to the ChiSox for Chien-Ming Wang.

  2. wilmyers09 - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    tfbuckfutter the red soxs are not going to make a run they suck even espn said it

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:02 PM

      I know they aren’t.

      They are going to talk themselves out of a fire sale though.

      • chip56 - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:24 PM

        Dealing Jonny Gomes does not constitute a fire sale so much as a “get rid of your crap” sale.

  3. doctorofsmuganomics - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    Oooooooof course he is.

  4. chip56 - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com the Royals have Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes on their list of “potential trade targets” as they look to add a right-handed bat.

    Well ok, but what are they going to do about their need for a RH bat?

  5. amaninwhite - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    Gomes will cry if he’s ever traded out of Boston.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM

      Gomes is old school and firmly believes that there is no public crying in baseball.

      • amaninwhite - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:01 PM

        My apologies, I should have known that. He’ll just sob himself to sleep every night while hugging his tattoo.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:03 PM

        Agreed.

  6. cincinata - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    GOMES is not going to carry any team! Does KC think this guy can do that? He is extremely spotty in his appearances and cannot be counted on to carry a team all season long. He an hit very well for a game or two, then do nothing for two weeks or more. I have seen it here and know for sure.

  7. weaselpuppy - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Why DFA Maxwell if you just go and trade for Gomes? This is why the Royals will never win anything…budget issues with ownership and half ass measures as a result in FA.

    They need to go big or go back to 70 wins a year and no expectations.

  8. 18thstreet - Jul 14, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    I’m not a Gomes fan, but a guy with (career) lefty-righty splits has real value to a smart manager. But if Gomes were in KC, I’d bet that he’d be playing every day in no time at all.

    • cincinata - Jul 15, 2014 at 1:45 PM

      Doubt that he would play everyday anywhere.

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