No go: Reported Mets-Brewers deal of Gomez, Wheeler, Flores off
Agent Scott Boras is not happy with the Mets.
What has Boras all fired up?
UPDATE (10:55 p.m. ET): New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson denied any trade was made.
Following Wednesday night's 7-3 loss to the Padres, Alderson told reporters, "There is no trade” for Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez and that a deal “will not transpire."
From FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal:
#Brewers GM Melvin: “We’re disappointed the deal did not get done. We felt very confident it would get done. We weren’t fearful of it not.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2015
#Brewers GM Doug Melvin: “Carlos Gomez, in my mind, is healthy. There’s no issue. We don’t feel there’s anything wrong with his hip.”— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2015
ORIGINAL STORY (9:02 p.m.): The Mets acquired Gomez in exchange for right-hander Zack Wheeler and shortstop Wilmer Flores on Wednesday, according to reports.
The deal is pending physicals, so an official announcement likely won't be made until Thursday.
Gomez, 29, returns to the organization where he began his major-league career as a 21-year-old in 2007.
Milwaukee wrapped up a six-game home stand Wednesday afternoon, losing the rubber game to San Francisco. The Brewers were in the air when catcher Martin Maldonado tweeted:
(UPDATE): Once Maldonado learned the trade was off, he posted a new comment in the below tweet — with the same photo used in initial post which was deleted:
Meanwhile, during the game in New York, this was going on:
Click here for more of the craziness that took place regarding Flores and the Mets.
Never seen anything like this. #Mets SS Wilmer Flores is shown on TV, on the field, crying during play at being traded. Yet still playing.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 30, 2015