Nationals Re-Sign Yan Gomes
The Nationals have re-marked free-specialist catcher Yan Gomes to a two-year, $10MM contract, Jeff Passan of ESPN reports. The agreement additionally contains grant rewards for the Jet Sports Management customer, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com tweets.
Gomes was one of the Nationals’ key pickups last offseason, when they obtained the 2018 All-Star in an exchange with the Indians precisely one year prior (Nov. 30). Be that as it may, while the Brazilian-conceived Gomes encountered a lot of accomplishment in Cleveland, he ended up battling to some degree during his first year in Washington. A poor first half destined the 32- year-old to an unsatisfying .223/.316/.389 batting line with 12 homers in 358 plate appearances. Behind the plate, Gomes threw out 31 percent of would-be base-stealers, which positioned serenely over the association normal sign of 26 percent. In the interim, Baseball Prospectus doled out him better than expected evaluations in the pitch-blocking division, however his encircling failed to impress anyone.
It was certainly not a flag standard season for Gomes, nor was he a hostile saint in the end of the season games, as he gathered only seven hits (no grand slams) in 29 at-bats. Be that as it may, he in any case got a lot of playing time behind the dish in the fall for the Nationals, who amazingly won their first-since forever World Series title. Gomes and Kurt Suzuki separated reps at catcher from the earliest starting point of the period through the end, and they figure to do likewise in 2020 at a sensible cost.
The two-year, $10MM ensure for Gomes matches the value the Nationals paid for Suzuki in free organization last season. It likewise speaks to a compensation cut, at any rate on a for each annum premise, for Gomes. The Nats declined his $9MM choice for one year from now not long after their World Series triumph over the Astros.
More to come.