Jul 8, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes (5) hits a single during the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox Trade Rumors: Royals interested in Jonny Gomes

For once, the Kansas City Royals are good and they don’t look like they’re going to fade as fast as they used to when they hit a hot streak. After hanging tight with the Detroit Tigers for a while, the Royals are looking to find some extra hitting help on the trade market and are cooking up some interest on the hot stove.

What the Royals need is right-handed hitting and that’s something that Jonny Gomes could very much provide the team if the Boston Red Sox feel open to dealing him out West to Kansas City this month.

Should the Royals be able to swing a trade that lands them someone like Gomes, they all of a sudden become a serious threat to stay in the AL Central hunt even more so than they are now. Gomes is a bat the Royals need and while he’s not the only righty slugger Kansas City can trade for, he’s no doubt of special interest at the moment.

Be sure to stay glued to FanSided’s MLB Rumors page to stay up to date with the latest action and rumbling from the baseball hot stove this trade season.


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  • Tyler_KC_Fan

    I feel like Jonny Gomes might not be the upgrade the team needs. He may have power, but not a lot. He’s had less than 20 doubles the last 4 years, less than 20 HRs the last 5 years as well. His RBI total isn’t great either. He’s batting .234/.329/.351 through the first half of the year. His best years since 2010 he was batting .247/.344/.426 and .262/.377/.491

    Now is he an upgrade? Maybe in RF since Aoki has been struggling all year and Ibanez is 42 years old and has 3 hits since coming to the Royals. I feel like the Royals could find someone that is a little better. But, if Gomes is really the only option the Royals can find, he would be an upgrade.

  • John Finn Jr

    what the Red Sox will need next year is lefthanded hitters. Assuming Vazquez will be the catcher, this means that all 5 infield positions will hit righthanded. Betts hits righty leaving just two outfield spots to hit lefthanded, with one of them mostlikely being the resurrected Jackie Bradley Jr. Also, he is not exactly a great righty hitter either. He was bought, for his mouth. He encourages and builds up the team with his words, which was much needed after Bobby V slammed them all. That is no longer needed.