The Brewers have announced that they’ve signed righty reliever Jeanmar Gomez, presumably to a minor-league deal. (They also announced that they’ve signed righty and former Rockies farmhand Alec Kenilvort and released righty Stephen Kohlscheen.) Gomez is a client of Magnus Sports.
The Phillies designated Gomez for assignment and then released him last month after he posted a 7.25 ERA and and seven home runs allowed over 22 1/3 innings, albeit with a decent 8.5 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9. Gomez recorded 37 saves for Philadelphia in 2016 (a performance that earned him a $4.2MM deal as an arbitration-eligible player last winter) but was quickly replaced in the closer’s role after getting off to a bad start this April. It’s perhaps also worth noting that Gomez doesn’t have archetypal closer stuff — he’s a groundball pitcher with a low-90s fastball. He has, however, previously proven fairly useful in parts of eight big-league seasons, particularly given his ability to pitch in multi-inning stretches (and even start as needed, although he hasn’t done so since 2013). For his career, Gomez has a 4.39 ERA, 5.6 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in 515 innings.
Good move to counter the Cubs’ acquisition of Q lol
Probably better move didn’t cost top two prospects to get a pitcher with 4.49 Era and 4-8 record that was on a good team.
Evaluating pitchers with win/loss records and ERA… is this Joe Morgan?!
How do you evaluate by looks?
I’m guessing by advanced metrics like FIP or ERA+
And the fact that he’s good, young and has a cheap contract? Why am I even arguing with such a clear dope?
You know, if Quintana wins his next game, he’ll have 5 wins — Tim McCarver
….White sox a good team??
he’s talking about Quintana’s contract not anything about the white sox also disregarding his first 3 very good years is pretty sad
Quintana was traded to the Cubs…. -_-
You’ve probably never heard of Jose Quintana and are only looking at his 2016 overall stats. He is consistently a guy who throws 200 innings and posts a 3.30-3.50 ERA, a good #2 SP who has flashes of #1 at times. He got off to a really bad start this season, but had pitched much better after April.
The Brewers have plenty of prospects to counter the move and keep the farm system still in the top 5 but I cant see them doing it. Stearns is all about finding the diamond in the rough. Plus there is no reason to burn prospects as this team continues to show they have the ability to win.
Derp. Da Brewers are the greatest team in baseball history! Derp. World Champs 2017-the end of time! Derp.
Exactly there’s no need to make a big splash. They are playing with house money right now.
That will surely help them hold off the Cubs. Big big move
Cause I’m sure when the Brewers execs made this move that’s exactly what they were thinking. Getting Gomez will be the perfect response to the Quintana deal. But not shocking that most people on this board now think the only move the Brewers are allowed to make is a response move to the Cubs. Not like they should be taking flyers and chances on low risk guys, they should just focus on responding to Cubs moves.
Only trades you make are to ruin your future like the cubs. Give all your talent away for another number 3 pitcher.
By pitcher WAR over the last 5 seasons Quintana ranks 7th in all of baseball. The Cubs gave up a good prospect, yes, but Quintana is still young and very cheap considering what he produces.
The cubs gave up at least 2 good prospects, not just one
Two prospects. One of them, Jimenez, was ranked as high as 5th according to some publications. That’s not just a good prospect. Cease was also a top 100 prospect and has a solid upside. No matter how you spin it, they gave up a lot. It would be like the Brewers giving up Brinson and Hader.
Better hope he doesn’t see any big league time. When under pressure, Gomez melts quicker than cheese in the microwave.
… which is why he shouldn’t have ever been a closer. Gomez was pretty effective most of the time he was a Pirate because he was the long man in the pen or at best the 7th inning guy. He can even spot start in an emergency. He’s not a closer, never should have been and never will be.
I am happy that the brewers are upgrading their bullpen for the future.
This is a good depth flyer by the Brewers. With Torres, Barnes and Knebel all with 40+ appearances already the Crew is going to need that depth as the season progresses.
Im just genuinely shocked
Yesterday’s trade was about as even as any high profile deal can be.
Quintana is tied for 7th according to fangraphs with Jon Lester from 2014-2017 with 16.6 WAR (4.74 per year) ***(16.6/3.5)
According to Fangraphs market value formula- he’s worth $37.94m annually (going off of 1 WAR=$8m)
Meanwhile, the Cubs will be paying him a TOTAL of $26.425m over 2.5 years.
Jimenez and Cease are both very good prospects but one thing to keep in mind, both are still prospects, and while they could theoretically produce as much or more value than Quintana- they are still in Class A and Class A Advanced, respectively. Both will not reach the majors until 2019.
Its a great trade for both clubs. Cubs have a clear need for rotation help over the next 2 years: projected to lose Arriet and Lackey with no immediate prospect help waiting in the wings- also, Jimenez is blocked in the outfield by Almora, Heyward, Schwarber etc.
Chicago is not competing for now rendering an ace relatively worthless. They might as well get prospect value that can help them out when they need it.
Please stop saying the Cubs sold the farm for nothing because it is a great trade for both sides.