Brewers, Carlos Gomez Avoid Arbitration

The Brewers avoided arbitration with center fielder Carlos Gomez, agreeing to a one-year deal, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. The deal is for $1.9625MM, Jon Heyman of tweets. The Boras Corporation represents Gomez, who had a projected salary of $1.8MM, according to MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz.

As MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows, the Brewers have six remaining arbitration eligible players: Kameron Loe, Shaun Marcum, Nyjer Morgan, Manny Parra, Francisco Rodriguez and Jose Veras.

Gomez is arbitration eligible for the third time. The 26-year-old super two player earned $1.5MM in 2011, when he posted a .225/.276/.403 line with eight homers and 16 stolen bases in 258 plate appearances. Gomez projects to hit free agency after the 2013 season.

13 Responses to Brewers, Carlos Gomez Avoid Arbitration Leave a Reply

  1. wintwins 4 years ago

    great talent, but huge headcase

  2. CyYoungSuppan 4 years ago

    He is worth the roster spot for his defense alone.  Especially on this team.  Heck, maybe he will even start to rise to his potential this year?  Probably not… :/

  3. how does gomez have a job in baseball?

    • SunsetStripper 4 years ago

      Because he’s a gold glove caliber defender

  4. Still a good price for a CF who plays great defense and has great speed.  As a full time player he has been a failure but as a role player he still has value.  Have to wonder if the start of the 2011 season would have been different for him had he not yanked that first home run and abandoned everything he had done in spring training or he it was inevitable either way…

  5. I think the biggest thing Carlos Gomez needs to do is improve his plate discipline.  He swings wildly at breaking balls and for some reason wants to hit homers whenever possible. He needs to figure out what kind of player he is and stick with it.  He would be the most lethal player in baseball if he was able to get on base with some consistency.  All that aside, his defense alone is worth the contract he signed.

  6. jb226 4 years ago

    Hmm, this post made me think: After the arbitration cases are all handled, I’d like to see 1) a breakdown of how accurate the MLBTR estimates were and 2) more interestingly, a breakdown by agency in terms of % estimate achieved.

    In other words, I’d like to see if certain agents are consistently getting their players more than the estimates and to what degree.

  7. Are the Brewers planning to give a starting job to Gomez over Aoki if he signs until Braun comes back I wonder…Hart and Morgan seem to be set in the other two spots.

    • Ray Darr 4 years ago

      Morgan is strictly a platoon player, whereas Aoki projects as more of an every day guy.

  8. Matt9588 4 years ago

    I remember Carlos Gomez as a Met, he always had the talent.

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