Multiple reports placed the reason for the Mets bailing as concern about Gomez’s hip. The Mets are a big-budget team being run like their in a small market.
It turns out it was all for nothing.
Trades aren’t complete…or official until the medical records are exchanged and the league signs off on it. Neither of which happened.
The reason is still unclear.
The trade was reported by media outlets as well as on social media. “It was an unfortunate situation; it’s something I’ve addressed personally with a player involved”. Only medical clearance remained until it fell apart.
After the game, Terry Collins said that he was as confused as Flores and everybody else. It sounds pretty straight forward (and incredibly exciting for Mets fans), but what turned out to be normal took a odd twist during the Mets contest against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field tonight.
Lucas Duda hit three home runs, but even his performance was overshadowed by the trade that never came to be.
The Mets took a lot of heat for the way things transpired, but can you really say they did anything wrong? He asked why and was told that Flores had been traded. At the time, Flores believed he had been traded from the team he had joined as a teenager.
Wilmer Flores had a rough night Wednesday.
Wheeler, rehabbing in Florida after Tommy John surgery, followed the developments on social media.
That should all change with the addition of Gomez who has had an off-year so far, hitting just.
When a player is traded in the middle of a game, he is usually removed for the field right away to minimize the risk of injury, but Flores was allowed to continue playing.
The Mets have been trying to find a presence in the batting order to assist their hopes of taking down the Nationals in the NL East.
Gomez is still the Brewers property after the Mets nixed the proposed deal over concerns about the outfielder’s hip.
Milwaukee will have to wait to utilize pitcher Zach Wheeler.
Gonzalez is available now after the Rockies’ trade of franchise shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, though a few have suggested that Gonzalez may not be moved until the winter. I was sad, being a Mets forever…that’s why I got emotional.
Alderson has already apologized to Flores.
The Major League Baseball trade deadline is at 4 p.m. Friday.
How badly did the Mets need to add a bat?