The Mets have informed veteran outfielder Carlos Gomez that they will select his contract from Triple-A Syracuse, per Mike Puma of the New York Post (Twitter link). He’ll join the club as Michael Conforto lands on the injured list due to a concussion.
The 33-year-old Gomez was a top prospect with Mets back in 2006-07, was traded as one of the focal points of the Johan Santana blockbuster, and nearly returned to the Mets prior to the 2015 non-waiver trade deadline. He’ll now suit back up for his original organization more than a decade after his MLB debut.
Gomez is a career .253/.313/.412 hitter who slashed .284/.347/.491 with the Brewers during his 2013-14 All-Star peak, but he’s coming off a season in which he managed a mere .634 OPS with the Rays. He’s gotten out to a strong .270/.329/.500 start through 140 plate appearances in Syracuse, where he’s hit six homers, nine doubles and a triple in addition to collecting five stolen bases (albeit in 10 attempts). He’ll join an outfield mix that currently includes Brandon Nimmo, Jeff McNeil, Juan Lagares and Keon Broxton, although the Mets will need to make a 40-man move to accommodate Gomez, and Broxton has struggled mightily so far in 2019.
How do the Mets have a full 40 man but no good replacements
Most of the Mets 40 is pitchers…lots of AAAA relievers. They’ve lacked young OF depth for years now.
Sounds very similar to the Phillies….
yeah, of course we have exactly 0 outfielders on our roster right now…
I think what he’s saying is that beyond your good starting outfielders, that you have 0 depth behind them. I’m guessing that beyond the ones on the major league roster, there’s probably very few on the 40 man roster in the minors.
Besides for a short stint with the Rangers he’s been very bad since the second half of 2015
Yeah his time with the Rangers was such an outlier. Thought he had figured stuff out again, but boy was I wrong!
Lowrie can go on the 60-day DL if he won’t be back next week…
Might see Cespedes before we see Lowrie.
Is the 60 retroactive?
I could be wrong, but I think as long as they don’t get reinstated it can be made retroactive, since they’ve already been on it for however long it’s been since they last appeared.
Do the mets just create a team of former brewer flameouts?
They literally only have two former brewers on the team..
Gomez makes 3. Broxton and Hanhold are the other 2.
can you really call Hanhold a Brewers flameout if he never pitched for their MLB team?
and Broxton just got DFA’d lol
I cant believe I watched the Blue Jays LF run face first into the wall at full speed and wave off the trainer… then a seemingly light collision takes Conforto down like a sniper got em. Not questioning Confortos toughness. Just saying its amazing what our bodies can and cannot take.
That was a damn good play he made in Chicago last night.
DFA Broxton so the Brewers can pick him back up. Who do the Brewers DFA to bring him back? Would love to have Broxton even if the can DFA him and have him in AAA.
He won’t make it past the Giants if he’s put on waivers. Might not even make it to the Giants since he would have to pass through the AL first.
Mets play in the NL
I thought the waiver process begins with the team with the worst record in the opposite league then goes to the league in which the team that he played for before being DFA’d.
Nope same league
GoGo’s BABIP last year was ridiculously unlucky, but his value is marginal if he’s in the same shape (carrying an extra 20lbs) as he was the last couple years. If he’s in shape, he could be a helpful component.
we can all criticize The Mets all we want, but the fact is were a starting pitcher,another good outfielder/Hitter(Castellanos) away from fighting the Phillies for N.L east champions. Gomez is a good callup. I dont know for how long, but he’s better than Keon and a few others. lets go Mets….
No, the Mets aren’t that close.
So they’re 3 games behind the Phillies while getting virtually nothing from Cano, Ramos, and Lowrie, poor seasons from Syndergaard and Wheeler, and total disaster from Familia. How exactly do you figure?
It sounds Locke you just answered your question.
“ We’re only an MVP candidate, a CY young winning pitcher and a reincarnated Barry Bonds away from the NL East Championship”
Also what is with the Castellanos reference ? He is one of the worst defensive outfielders/players in the bigs.
Barry Bonds isn’t dead, so how can he be reincarnated? ; )
exactly – not even close
is that all? i’m pretty sure that was what was said during the offseason too.
I get that Broxton is very frustrating for Mets fans and his numbers but in all honesty he will win you 3 games all on his own with his defense and offense which then he will come back to earth and break your heart
Another coup for the Wilpons!!