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Carlos Gomez - Are we concerned?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Hey Now!, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. CometsWin

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    Smith sucks but I don't see that he did anything wrong here. Gomez speaks crappy English. This is a secret to whom exactly? If Gomez is embarrassed by his English he should work on it. I mean hell he's been in the league for a freaking decade now. If I worked in another country most of the year I'd hope my ability to speak their language was pretty good after a decade.
     
  2. white lightning

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    How much longer can we afford to keep him in the lineup? When Gattis gets back is he done?
     
  3. UTAllTheWay

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    Evan Gattis is pretty much the exact same thing... and he makes out defense worse.

    Gomez is glued to the lineup until Hinch has a better option. Tucker has a very similar average (.192 to be exact) but is much worse on defense. Marisnick has a .048 average... I mean, my goodness.

    There's literally no reason to blame Hinch for keeping Gomez in the lineup.
     
  4. Baseballa

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    Yup, unfortunately you can thank Jake for our continued reign of Gomez horror. If we had even a halfway decent option, Carlos would be on the bench. Unfortunately, our only other CF is probably the only CF hitting worse than Gomez in the majors right now.

    Wouldn't be shocked to see Rasmus start to get some CF time though.
     
  5. Buck Turgidson

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    No, nobody will ever "convince" you, or understand it for you, or anything.

    If you don't get what happened, it's not on anyone but you.
     
  6. Buck Turgidson

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    Go find another "journalist" in a MLB town that quotes their players like that.

    For the last 60+ ****ing years writers have cleaned up the quotes of latin guys who don't speak perfect english. Making your interviewee look like Stepin Fetchit is something I've never seen before.

    I understand that everyone is pissed off at his performance on the field, but Gomez does not deserve that bullsh!t.
     
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  7. ZJP3

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    Are there any FA centerfielders that we can pick up? Like anyone? Someone who can hit like .245 would be very much welcome
     
  8. Bear_Bryant

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    I know he didn't get a hit tonight but his AB's looked a lot better. He didn't look like he was up there trying to crush the ball as hard as he could.
     
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    well, that approach doesn't work for him either.
     
  10. CometsWin

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    Ah, yes, the unwritten rules of sports journalism. Gomez isn't some 19 year old just showing up from Cuba, he's a multi-millionaire who's been here ten years. He should be embarrassed.
     
  11. Nick

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    Do you speak a second language?
     
  12. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    You're an ass is you think that way and you probably alone in your opinion. Next time you order anything at a Mexican resturaunt I hope the waitresses laugh at you when you mispronounce an item.
     
  13. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In his last eight games, Carlos Gomez is 2 for 29 with no extra-base hits, one RBI, four walks and 14 strikeouts.</p>&mdash; Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) <a href="https://twitter.com/jakemkaplan/status/731484326244851712">May 14, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  14. arkoe

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    I didn't realize it was a long standing unwritten rule that sports writers would clean up English for Latino players in written articles.

    That said, anybody who follows the Astros and has seen him speak knows that Gomez's English isn't the best. That doesn't bother me and I don't look down on him for it. Why is he ok with televising interviews with bad grammar but not ok with having his own words written down? If my not understanding is a character flaw on me, so be it. I just don't see the ill intent on Smith's fault.

    Has Smith responded?
     
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    If you actually think that than you're a f***ing clown.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Carlos Gomez strikes out to start the 11th, it's the 17th straight game he's had at least 1 K. His .254 Slug.% is 188th of 190 qualifiers</p>&mdash; Adam Wexler (@awexlerKPRC) <a href="https://twitter.com/awexlerKPRC/status/731591334423724032">May 14, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  17. CometsWin

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    I don't work at a Mexican restaurant but if I did I'm sure after ten years I could pronounce all of the items. I do speak Spanish though but nice job.
     
  18. cangrejero51

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    And Hinch continues to use him. I bet you he starts tomorrow
     
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    He didn't start today, but a guy who is even worse did

    Stupid hinch
     
  20. rpr52121

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    Can we send him to AAA? Is that allowed?
     
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