Philadelphia Phillies name Jeanmar Gomez the closer and it makes no sense

Pete Mackanin has hinted all winter that Jeanmar Gomez would retain his closer role with the Phillies.  This was a surprise with the Phillies acquiring Joaquin Benoit in the offseason and Hector Neris on the rise. It’s a huge surprise that Mackanin named Gomez the closer on Tuesday as pitchers and catchers reported to Florida for the first day of workouts. Benoit and Neris will...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gomez fine with any role Phils give him

Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez said Wednesday afternoon that he will know Thursday if he will play for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, although folks with the Phillies think it is highly unlikely he plays in the tournament.
5 days ago

Jeanmar Gomez and the Naming of a Closer

Is Pete Mackanin making a mistake by anointing a closer without a single competitive pitch being thrown yet? Yesterday, perhaps somewhat suprisingly, manager Pete Mackanin named Jeanmar Gomez as his 2017 Phillies closer. From Ryan Lawrence’s article about the topic, Mackanin is quoted as saying: “There’s always competition,” Mackanin said. “You have to keep proving yourself...
Via The Good Phight
5 days ago

Naming Jeanmar Gomez as closer makes no sense right now

As if the hints weren’t strong enough, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin has gone and done it. He’s named Jeanmar Gomez the team’s closer to start 2017. But why? Why the need to name a closer so early in the whole marathon? What, do the Phils have a 5-4 lead right now? Gomez is a decent pitcher, maybe a seventh-inning type guy, at best. But he was the benefactor of an early season...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago

Philadelphia Phillies announce Jeanmar Gomez will start the season as closer

Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin announced Thursday Jeanmar Gomez would be the team’s closing pitcher to start the 2017 campaign. This announcement may come as a surprise to some with the team acquiring Joaquin Benoit this offseason. Last season, Gomez was thrown into the closing role after David Hernandez and Dalier Hinojosa failed to impress the manager in the role...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies reach $4.2 million deal with Gomez

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Phillies have avoided arbitration with reliever Jeanmar Gomez, agreeing on a $4.2 million, one-year deal with the right-hander. Philadelphia exchanged arbitration figures with second baseman Cesar Hernandez. The team offered a raise from $525,000 to $2 million, and Hernandez asked for $2.8 million. Gomez emerged as Philadelphia's closer in 2016 and was outstanding...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Jeanmar Gomez: If You Don’t Know Him, Now You Do

Quick, name me the person in the MLB that has the most saves right now. Okay fine, how about the team. Cubs? White Sox? Mets? Nope, Jeanmar Gomez of the Philadelphia Phillies is leading the MLB in saves with 12 through the first 34 games of the season. Who is he, you might ask? Gomez is a 28 year old from Caracas, Venezuela. He pitched relief for the Cleveland Indians for 3 seasons...
Via The Sports Journal
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Phillies avoid arbitration with Galvis and Gomez

According to’s Todd Zolecki and William Boor, the Phillies made a couple of moves Thursday; signing shortstop Freddy Glavis to a one-year, $2 million deal and signing reliever Jeanmar Gomez to a one-year, $1.4 million deal. The deals have not been confirmed by the team. Galvis played his first season as an everyday shortstop in 2015 after Jimmy Rollins was traded prior...
Via Phillies Nation
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

2015 Non-Roster Invitee Preview: Jeanmar Gomez

It may not look like it with the slush and snow on the ground but the calendar confirms that it is, in fact, February. February – the month of love, the month of presidents, and, most importantly, the month of pitchers and catchers. The Phillies are now under three weeks away from loading up the bats, balls, catching equipment, and more and heading down to Clearwater. Let’s take...
Via Phillies Nation
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies ink Jeanmar Gomez

The Phillies have signed right-handed reliever Jeanmar Gomez to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training according to multiple sources. Gomez, 26, has a career 4.41 ERA in 120 appearances across the last five seasons with Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Gomez had a career-low 3.19 ERA in 2014 but saw his H/9 IP, BB/9 IP, and WHIP rise after a solid 2013. Analysis: This...
Via Phillies Nation
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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