Gomes Says the A’s Made the Playoffs “Without a Good Team”

April 18, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics designated hitter Jonny Gomes (31) at bat in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

It might be because he isn’t with the A’s anymore, but Jonny Gomes is speaking his mind about his former club.

Gomes, who inked a two-year deal with the Red Sox earlier this offseason, made a surprising remark about the A’s magical playoff run a year ago.

“We won the AL West and went to the playoffs without a good team,” Gomes told Yahoo! Sports. “It wasn’t.”

While I doubt Gomes was taking a shot at the A’s, he could have chosen better words.

I believe he meant that the A’s came out of nowhere, with a group of misfits, castoffs, and minor league callups banding together and leading the charge down the stretch.

However, it is beyond my belief how anybody could call team that won 94 games “not good,” even given the circumstances of the A’s in 2012. The fact that he reiterates the word “it wasn’t” shows that it is truly his belief and it is not just something taken out of context.

Maybe he should be reminded that he made it all the way to the World Series in 2008 with the Tampa Bay Rays, a team that was very similar to the A’s.

 

 

Topics: Boston Red Sox, Jonny Gomes, Oakland Athletics

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