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Jonny Gomes says something interesting about chemistry

Jonny Gomes

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes during a spring training workout Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)


Jonny Gomes is a guy many have pointed to as a “chemistry guy.” Someone who people point to as being greater than the sum of his parts. Maybe that’s true -- intangibles are, by definition, intangible -- but Gomes said something today about his leaving the Red Sox for the A’s suggesting that, while some may say his chemistry-adding goodness means everything, he knows better:

Gomes: “Chemistry is icing on the cake. It’s not the cake.”

— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) July 31, 2014

Of course, if he plays on a regular basis for the A’s and they win the World Series, I have this feeling people will credit the icing he brings more than the cake Jon Lester and the rest of the talented A’s roster does, but we’ll deal with that when it happens.