Dammit….this was a fun post to write….Now Sandy is saying there wasn’t and won’t be a trade for Carlos Gomez…This is getting X-Filesish….
So, Carlos Gomez for Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores. Gomez is a center fielder. Does Juan Lagares get moved from CF to one of the corners? What happens to Conforto? Does he go back to Triple A? Has Cuddyer picked out his seat on the bench yet? All this and more on the next episode of SOAP…(look that reference up kids)
Seriously though, Mets making moves adding pieces to get this team going towards the playoffs. Who would have thought all this would be going on at this point in the season? I’m just curious if this is it or will there be another move before the dust settles.
Jon Heyman has confirmed that the Brewers have agreed to trade outfielder Carlos Gomez to the Mets. Heyman has also confirmed that right-hander Zack Wheeler and infielder Wilmer Flores will be headed to Milwaukee in the deal.
As for people complaining about the Mets being mean to Flores (crying) for leaving him in the game…. THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL…
Update – Terry Collins is going nuts on SNY saying that there was no trade…
As you know Terry is a maniac likes to mix and match his lineups. Lately he has been relatively consistent.
For Mets Lineup Survivor we will track which player stays in the lineup for the most consecutive games. For this round we are just including the name. If you play a different position or bat in a different spot you remain in the game.
Tuesday, July 28
vs. San Diego
Curtis Granderson – RF
Ruben Tejada – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Lucas Duda – 1B Juan Uribe – 3B (eliminated Kelly Johnson)
Michael Conforto – LF
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Kevin Plawecki – C
One manager, one team, one lineup. My money is on Murph.
Yeah, yeah, you started out grabbing pitchforks and think I’m a jerk.
What if Terry makes the playoffs and has a decent run. I don’t mean the scenario where the Mets make the second Wild Card and they exit. I’m talking say Game 6 loss in the NLCS?
Gil and Davey are loved. Many of you revere Bobby V. Willie not so much. You never think about Yogi actually managing (you think of him as manager but not so much actually managing and if you do you start talking about starting Tom Seaver against Oakland.)
How might Terry rank if he makes the NLCS? Higher than Wille for sure. Jerry? Yep.
Howe, Torborg, Dallas Green? Yep.
Mike Cubbage for a weekend? Yep.
Buddy Harrelson the manager? Yep. Buddy Harrelson the player? No.
Frank Howard and Bamberger? Yep.
Mets manager and preventer of first responder caps Joe Torre? Yep.
Joe Frazier and Joe McMillan? Yep.
Salty Parker and Wes Westrum? Yep.
Casey Stengel? I don’t know if any Mets fans revere Casey as a Mets manager. I think they like the stories but I haven’t heard too many tales of Casey’s great strategy with a 120 loss team.
So I’ve left Davey and Gil, and I will throw in Bobby V since Generation Piazza loves finishing second.
Terry might wind up as a Gerald Ford type who stabilized things after a nightmare. History may be kind to Terry.