With the July 31st trade deadline quickly approaching, the Mets have to decide if they're willing to make a deal to upgrade their lineup. One name that is reportedly on their radar is Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez.
Gomez is batting .273/.322/.450 this season with the Brewers with eight home runs and 41 RBI. Gomez is one of the top center fielders in the game, and with Milwaukee looking to move the two-time All-Star and former Gold Glove winner, the Mets seem like an obvious trade partner.
Gomez would be a huge upgrade to a Mets lineup that consistently struggles to support its excellent starting rotation. Over the last three seasons, Gomez is batting .282/.343/.483 with 55 home runs and 187 RBI. However interested the Mets may be in Gomez, they are apparently unwavering in insisting that their core four pitchers—Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Steven Matz—are all untouchable.
The Mets signed Gomez as an amateur free agent in 2002 when he was 16 years old. He made his debut with the Mets back in 2007, but was traded that offseason in the deal that brought Johan Santana to New York. Gomez’s contract runs through the end of the 2016 season.