WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 18: Umpire Ed Rapuano and catcher Ryan Hanigan #29 of the Cincinnati Reds looks on as Jonny Gomes #30 of the Washington Nationals follows his two RBI single during the sixth inning at Nationals Park on August 18, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Earlier today, Nationals outfielder Jonny Gomes told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post that he would "probably take it" if the club chooses to offer him arbitration. According to MLBTR, Gomes still projects as a Type B free agent as of a few weeks ago, so the club may have been considering making the offer with an eye on landing a compensatory draft pick.
That's not likely now, though, given that any offer would presumably end with Gomes on Washington's 2012 roster. It's not clear whether the Nationals have any interest in bringing Gomes back for next season, but he's not likely to command much on the free agent market. The 30-year-old has hit .209/.325/.389 this season, flashing his usual power along with an improved walk rate.