There have been many crazy nights for Mets fans over the years, but his one has to go down as one of the craziest. After multiple media outlets confirmed that Milwaukee outfielder Carlos Gomez had been traded to the Mets in exchange for infielder Wilmer Flores and injured right-handed pitcher Zack Wheeler, it turns out that no trade is happening.
After the the Mets finished their 7-3 loss to San Diego, general manager Sandy Alderson told SNY that no deal had been reached and that reports on social media were false. A trade for Carlos Gomez "will not transpire."
FOX Sports baseball insider Ken Rosenthal was the first to express doubt that a deal was in place. His source said that the "entire world has jumped the gun," but the news of a trade had already reached the New York clubhouse. Wilmer Flores was spotted crying on the field, but he was left in the game because according to Terry Collins, the manager hadn't been informed that it was necessary to remove his shortstop.
Collins finally pinch-hit for Flores in the ninth inning after it became apparent that the 23-year-old was too distressed to continue playing.
If Alderson wishes to continue his pursuit of offense, he has until the 4:00 p.m. deadline on Friday to strike a deal.