Let’s do the ole Player A versus Player B comparison, shall we?
Player B was just released by one of the worst teams in baseball. Player A continues to play consistently for a team with World Series aspirations. Player B is Ryan Langerhans, who was just designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners, and Player A is Cincinnati Reds OF Jonny Gomes.
As you can see from above, their stats aren’t too far off. Both have roughly the same BB percentage and both are replacement-level players so far this season. I can’t figure out how Langerhans doesn’t have a spot on a major league roster, yet Dusty Baker runs Gomes out there on an almost consistent basis.
It’s baffling to me.
Langerhans is by no means a great player, but he can fill a role as a No. 4 OF on most teams. Gomes should be losing more playing time to Chris Heisey.
Hopefully, Baker stops running Gomes out there. For all our sakes.