However, Gomes might be overvaluing his own worth to a baseball team just a little bit.
Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti shared a story Monday in which Gomes discussed … well … he discussed how great he is.
“There’s no stat for winning player, so it gets brushed under the rug,” Gomes told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. “They talk about a player’s WAR [wins above replacement]? Well, how about a team WAR? I’ve turned a team around 20 games four different times. Worst to first. I was on a Tampa team that was historically bad in 2007 and then went to the World Series in 2008. The Reds hadn’t been in the playoffs for many years.
“Basically, every single team I’ve been on there’s been zero expectations,’’ Gomes continued. “I think there were zero expectations here last year "
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