Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
Blog Entry

Gomes traded to Nats, Reds promote Alonso

Posted on: July 26, 2011 7:28 pm
Edited on: July 26, 2011 8:14 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

It's not exactly a blockbuster, but we've got a trade here in the last week before the non-waiver deadline to pass along. The Cincinnati Reds have sent left fielder Jonny Gomes and cash considerations to the Washington Nationals for minor leaguers Chris Manno (LHP) and Bill Rhinehart (OF). As the Reds were left with an open spot on their major-league roster, they recalled touted prospect Yonder Alonso.

Alonso, 24, was hitting .296 with 12 home runs, 56 RBI and an .860 OPS in Triple-A. He can play first base, but with Joey Votto in house and left field a bit of a problem area for the Reds, that would seem the more likely destination for Alonso -- when he gets to start. He has played 62 games in left this season.

Gomes, 30, is hitting .211/336/.399 in part-time duty for the Reds. He still has power, with 11 home runs in 218 at-bats, but consistency has been an issue. The Nationals have reportedly been searching for a long-term replacement in center, so Gomes doesn't seem to be an answer in that regard. He'll simply continue a part-time role as a corner outfielder. The move is also noteworthy because it comes just two days after the Reds' promotion was Jonny Gomes bobblehead night.

Manno, 22, had a 1.04 ERA and 0.89 WHIP for Class-A Hagerstown.

Rhinehart, 26, had 21 home runs, 59 RBI and a .963 OPS for Double-A Harrisburg.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Comments
hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 4:07 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



peulouy
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:58 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 11:09 pm
 

Gomes traded to Nats, Reds promote Alonso

This valuable happens to be great fantastic glance over. Always helpful professional quality positions impending. I'm sure in addition to now this if you want to social book marking.



Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Gomes traded to Nats, Reds promote Alonso

At least the Reds waited until AFTER Gomes' bobblehead night before trading him... unlike the Cleveland Indians who traded away Victor Martinez to the Red Sox in 2009 the day BEFORE they celebrated his bobblehead day.  Classy move......



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 10:29 am
 

Gomes traded to Nats, Reds promote Alonso

Agreed. What the heck are the Nats thinking!!!



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:14 am
 

Gomes traded to Nats, Reds promote Alonso

Seems like the Reds got the better side of this deal. Those are pretty impressive numbers Manno and Reinhart have put up so far.



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 8:20 pm
 

Gomes traded to Nats, Reds promote Alonso

Agreed about Hernandez and I would argue, with Hanigan a great defensive catcher and decent hitter, that I would trade Hernandez anyway, regardless if Reds are in the race or not.  Reds have two solid upper minors catchers and could call up one of them or a journeyman backup to backup Hanigan.

The Giants DESPARATELY need a veteran catcher that has some pop in his bat.  Surely the Reds can trade him to the Giants for a decent prospect or a good prospect.  Hernandez has been great for chemistry, much like Gomes, but he is not the answer at catcher in the future, so move him now.




Since: Jun 18, 2010
Posted on: July 26, 2011 7:53 pm
 

Gomes traded to Nats, Reds promote Alonso

mesoraco not grandal, will be the reds catcher. grandal trade bait



Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 7:47 pm
 

Gomes traded to Nats, Reds promote Alonso

If the Reds continue to struggle, they should also deal Ramon Hernandez while his value is as high as it'll get and start planning for the arrival of Yasmani Grandal. No need to rush Grandal though.


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com