Because Dan has been so consistent:

I’ll continue to post these numbers, with some confusion and frustration, daily:

Gomes (2009 overall) – .280/.353/.584
Gomes (2009 vs. LHP) – .379/.486/.931
Gomes (career MLB vs. LHP) – .266/.369/.510

I’ll also add this:

Gomes (career minors): .271/.395/.531
Gomes (career majors): .235/.329/.455

McDonald (career minors): .269/.331/.394
McDonald (career majors): .173/.225/.213

How can someone look at these numbers and decide the right thing is to have McDonald in Cincinnati and Gomes in Louisville? I’m really flummoxed.

If the goal is to have the best roster in Cincinnati, designating McDonald for assignment and recalling Gomes is a no-brainer. Platoon Gomes with Laynce Nix in left field, and let Gomes fill in at 1B as needed. Free Jonny Gomes!