While Gomes may be viewed as the "starter" here, the playing time between him and Suzuki could be divvied up pretty evenly. Both players are being good soldiers and saying they're fine with the arrangement, but obviously it's not an ideal setup for either from a fantasy perspective.(více...)
Manager Dave Martinez said he plans to split catching duties between Gomes and Kurt Suzuki, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Gomes was traded from the Indians to the Nationals in late November, shortly after the team signed Suzuki. Gomes slashed .266/.313/.449 with 16 home runs in 435 plate appearances last season, but Suzuki has been similarly impressive at the plate over the last two seasons. Gomes should still come out ahead in terms of playing time due to his age and superior defense, but it appears as though he won't begin the season in a traditional everyday role.(více...)
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