Most coveted man on Brewers roster, Gomez might be staying put
The most coveted man on the Milwaukee Brewers roster as Friday's trade deadline draws nears is Carlos Gomez. And that might just hold true of the Brewers.
According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Brewers have set an asking that is "very high" for the right-hand hitting center fielder, according to a rival executive who spoke to Rosenthal on the condition of anonymity.
According to Rosenthal, the Astros, Giants, Rangers and Indians have interest.
The Brewers' slugger is off his pace from the last two years, and injuries to his hamstring early in the season and a lingering hamstring issue have been culprits in his decline. Still, Gomez is a coveted bat, and teams that aren't in direct contention find him appealing because he is under team control for another season.
Gomez is hitting. 266 with eight home runs and 42 RBI. In 2013 and 2014, he combined for 47 homers and 74 steals.
Gomez is only 29 and Milwaukee clearly expects him to bounce back to form when healthy. It appears unless a contending team makes a deal they can't refuse, Gomez will remain with the Brewers.