This is getting weird, now.
A few hours after everybody said that the Brewers and Mets had agreed to a trade that would see Carlos Gomez head to New York in exchange for pitcher Zack Wheeler and infielder Wilmer Flores, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says that there is no deal and one will not be made before the trade deadline.
Sandy Alderson insists "there is no trade. Unfortunately, social media got ahead of the facts." Says Gomez deal "will not transpire." #Mets— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 30, 2015
Alderson adds that a trade with the Brewers "won't happen" before the deadline, either. Indicates #Mets are still looking for a bat.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 30, 2015
There seemed to be no doubt that the trade had been agreed-upon, especially since Gomez himself had been told a deal was in place. Gomez was on a plane back to Milwaukee -- I sure hope he sprung for the on-board wifi, or he's going to be confused as all get out when he lands.
It's a really, really odd situation. Gomez was saying goodbye to teammates and had been told he was dealt. Wilmer Flores was crying while still in the Mets game because he knew he was traded. And now, there's no deal?
There are assumptions that the Brewers saw Wheeler's medical records and didn't like something in his recovery from Tommy John, but I'm not sure that makes sense. First, they would likely have seen those records while discussing the trade, before agreeing to a deal in principle. If it fell apart, it would likely have been after physicals were done, which wouldn't have happened yet.
Every indication was the deal had been made. Now, it's not. And it doesn't seem like it will be. Carlos Gomez is still a Brewer and everybody is very, very confused.