Johnny Gomes is among the arbitration eligible players who was non-tendered today.
From the Daily Dish:
Gomes hit very well versus lefties, posting a .307 average with a .369 on-base percentage. His power certainly came mostly versus righties, but the ability to get on base consistently versus lefties should entice more teams than his power.
Should the Yanks bring in Gomez to put some pressure on the corner outfielders? He hit .307/.369/.545 against lefties. Swisher hit .244/.393/.475 and Melky hit .268/.343/.420.
Gomes could DH (or push Swisher there), and he'd be a decent bat off the bench (something we're lacking right now).
For me, the money involved is the decision maker; if Gomez will play for incentives, it becomes a no-brainer.