MLB Trade Rumors: The Reason Why Carlos Gomez Trade To New York Mets Fell Through Revealed

Mark Suleymanov

Late Wednesday evening, it appeared that the New York Mets acquired the impact hitter they were searching for. Joel Sherman of the New York Post confirmed a myriad of speculation, reporting that a trade sending Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez to the Mets was done, pending physicals.

— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 30, 2015

Therefore, Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweeted that the Brewers backed out of the trade amid concerns of Wheeler's recently operated elbow.

— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2015

Through 73 games, Gomez is batting .266 with eight HR and 43 RBI. Also, the former Met is considered one of the premier defenders in the game. Although, the Mets do boast the reigning Gold Glover winner in center field, Juan Lagares on their roster. The deal still fell through regardless.

Adam McCalvy of MLB.com says that Gomez's hip has been bothering him for an extensive period of time but has not caused him to miss much. Still, the Mets appear adamant with their stance.

— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 30, 2015

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 30, 2015

The Brewers still plan to trade Gomez, as noted by Nightengale in the aforementioned tweet.

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