Let’s not waste time asking why; let’s try to find some reasons among the dozens there must be(?).
Perhaps the Nationals were somehow hypnotized by the creepiness of Gomes’s numbers being almost eerily identical to their $126 million man Jayson Werth. Look below.
Or maybe they want someone to intimidate Bryce Harper. Gomes is a bit of a tough guy who’s willing to mix it up—he’d grab Harper by the throat and toss him into a locker if the immature busher continues such self-involved behaviors as blowing kisses to opposing pitchers after homering. If their intent is to keep Gomes past the final two also-ran months of the season for the Nats, then I suppose it makes sense.
Um…that’s about all I can come up with at the moment.
Other than that, what do the Nats need Jonny Gomes for?