UPDATE -- Carlos Gomez is not headed to New York. Although the Mets have reportedly been interested in adding another bat, a deal in place that would have sent Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores to Milwaukee in exchange for Gomez was never made.
Flores was not pulled out of Wednesday's contest by Mets' manager Terry Collins, and according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the deal was not made because New York expressed concerns with regard to Gomez's hip.
UPDATE -- This entire situation has taken a very weird turn. After Wilmer Flores remained in the game despite reportedly being involved in the trade, general manager Sandy Alderson revealed post game that there is no deal, and that no deal is happening.
Alderson asked point blank multiple times if a trade with the Brewers will happen. "No. Nothing at all." Won't get into specifics of why.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 30, 2015
Alderson adds that a trade with the Brewers "won't happen" before the deadline, either. Indicates #Mets are still looking for a bat.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 30, 2015
UPDATE -- Not so fast, baseball world. The Mets deal to acquire Gomez from Milwaukee is not official just yet, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Asked official involved with Gomez trade why Flores is still in game. Reply: "No deal is done. The entire world has jumped the gun."— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2015
Not sure how to interpret that. Club officials often say such things when deals are at the stage in which review of medicals is pending.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2015
ORIGINAL: The New York Mets have acquired Brewers' center fielder Carlos Gomez, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. In return, the Brewers are getting shortstop Wilmer Flores and injured pitcher Zack Wheeler. The deal is believed to be pending the physical of Wheeler, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Sources: Gomez for Flores and Wheeler— Andy Martino (@MartinoNYDN) July 30, 2015
The Mets' offense was the source of criticism for much of the season. The team went out and acquired Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Braves. A couple of days later, the Mets proved they were all-in for 2015, acquiring Tyler Clippard from the Oakland A's.
Despite both of those moves, and a promotion of Michael Conforto, Sandy Alderson and the Mets front office were able to avoid trading their big four pitchers and the top of their farm system in order to upgrade their offense. Gomez was relieving interest from the Indians, Rangers and Giants in the days leading up to this move.
Gomez was signed by the Mets as an amateur free agent in 2002 and was a part of the deal that brought Johan Santana to Flushing. In 73 games this season, Gomez is hitting .266 with a .332 on-base percentage to go with eight homers and 43 RBIs.