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Mets trade rumors: Mets making push for Carlos Gomez

The center fielder made his big league debut with the Mets.

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The Mets are trying to trade for Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, according to a report from Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports. Gomez made his major league debut with the Mets back in 2007 before the team included him in the Johan Santana trade prior to the 2008 season.

It took a while, but Gomez turned into one of the best center fielders in baseball four seasons later. The Twins had him for two years before trading him to the Brewers, and in 2012, his third season with the team, he hit 19 home runs and had a 103 wRC+ while playing great defense in center. He broke out further with a 129 wRC+ in 2013 and 132 wRC+ in 2014.

This year, he's hitting .266/.332/.429 with eight home runs and a 110 wRC+. That might not be up to the standards he set over the past couple of years, but it's still an excellent line for a center fielder and would be a huge improvement over what the Mets have gotten from Juan Lagares and Kirk Nieuwenhuis at the plate this year.