The Carlos Gomez non-trade timeline

The Carlos Gomez non-trade timeline

After weeks of speculation that the Mets could acquire Milwaukee Brewers CF Carlos Gomez, the team appeared to do just that. During Wednesday’s Mets-Padres game, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that the Mets and Brewers completed a deal that would send Gomez to the Mets in return for RHP Zack Wheeler and INF Wilmer Flores, pending physicals.

As news of the trade spread like wildfire through social media, Flores came to bat to a standing ovation. After Flores grounded out to shortstop, he entered the dugout to a second ovation. When he took the field during the next inning, the shortstop was reduced to tears. The business side of baseball is tough, said SNY broadcaster and former Met Keith Hernandez.


Mets manager Terry Collins was met with stark criticism that he left an emotional Flores in the game. Collins had a fiery defense, noting he had not been informed of a trade.

Shortly following Collins’ press conference, Mets GM Sandy Alderson announced the Mets will not acquire Gomez. Reports circulated that the Mets were unhappy with his physical and balked.

Gomez’s agent Scott Boras defended his client’s health, citing Gomez’s current endurance. 

Mets officials later appeared to be frustrated with how the Gomez trade fell apart.

Photo credit: Michael G. Baron

  • since68

    The real question is how did this info leak? How does a deal between two GMs get to Sherman.
    I speculate that it s Boras, Gomez agent, leaking it to Sherman.
    I wouldn’t doubt that the “leak” played into Alderson nixing the deal.
    In that case, Bora and Sherman are the real villains here. what else is new…..