Gomez to Mets? Not So Fast (Or At All)

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Sandy Alderson, who is the General Manager of the New York Mets, told reporters following their game tonight that Carlos Gomez is not now and will not by Friday be a New York Metropolitan.

This is too convoluted to put together after midnight now, but here’s the short version of all the reports:

  • The deal (Gomez to NYM, Zack Wheeler & Wilmer Flores to MIL) was agreed to, pending physicals.
  • Gomez was informed while on the Brewers charter flight back to Milwaukee from San Francisco by manager Craig Counsell that a deal was in place, pending medicals, once the news was breaking on Twitter.
  • Flores was informed at some point during Wednesday evening’s game but remained in the game, an uncommon practice for a player in an agreed upon trade.
  • Word started coming out that the hold up was pending review of medical reports.
  • After the game, Alderson met with the media at CitiField to tell them that there was no trade for Gomez. Media talked to Flores who said he was told that there was no trade after all.
  • Assumptions were apparently made that it was Wheeler’s post-Tommy John surgery medicals that were the issue and that the Brewers backed out of the deal.
  • Reports then started to come out (likely leaked by the Mets) that they bailed on the deal over concerns about Gomez’s hip.
  • Those concerns were characterized as slight. Also, that they shouldn’t have nixed the deal.
  • Scott Boras (Gomez’s agent) was quoted that Gomez has no hip issue, never has, and anyone claiming otherwise is being untruthful.

Got all that? Good. I’m going to sleep at some point.

8 Comments

Wow. Okay. Just when I was trying to convince myself that a soon -to-be healthy Wheeler was what I wanted…I’m curiously attached to Carlos,so I’d love him to stay.

Carlos Gomez is among the better players on the Brewers – losing him would be damaging to the team.

Are you people out of your collective minds?!? Trade away one of our most productive players? For what? Start using your brains, people!! Start using your brains, not your wallets!

I assume this is addressed to the Brewers front office and not a non-employee blogger who simply writes about the team…

Gomez is the spark of the Brewer’s team. Please keep him a Brewer player, he is always the fun one to watch. GoGo yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Get rid of Counsel and Melvin

Care to explain why?

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