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What We Learned: Carlos Gomez was traded and took Mike Fiers with him

A day after a deal between the Brewers and Mets fell through, a new deal between the Brewers and Astros sent Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers to Houston. We look at the trade and more in today's What We Learned.

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The last 40 hours have been crazy as a Brewers fan.

On Wednesday, the Brewers had traded Carlos Gomez to the Mets, only for the trade to be called off by the Mets a few hours later. The initial reports from last night had said that the deal was called off because of a medical issue with Gomez's hip. However, the situation got more confusing yesterday morning when reports came out that the actual issue was a financial one, and the medical reason only came up after the Brewers refused to take on a bigger contract or some of Gomez's contract. Either way, the deal was off, and it wasn't going to come back together.

So, we all moved on. The Brewers prepared for another game. Carlos Gomez put it out of his mind and was looking forward to the next day, always smiling despite whatever happens. Things completely calmed down, and with 24 hours to go, there were no solid rumors revolving around the Brewers. Everyone was getting ready for the start of the series against the Cubs. Of course, this should have been a warning to us. Trades tend to strike when we don't expect them.

About a half hour before the Brewers game, the news came out. The Brewers had traded Carlos Gomez to the Astros, along with Mike Fiers. Shortly after the news came out, the full details of the trade were revealed. In exchange, the Brewers received four prospects: outfielders Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana, and pitchers Josh Hader and Adrian Houser. The four prospects composed four of the top 21 players in the Astros system (according to, as well as two of the top 100 prospects in all of baseball. Considering what the Brewers were going to get from the Mets, the deal falling through could have blessing for the Brewers.

Of course, there's still time to go until the trade deadline. Shortly after the Gomez/Fiers deal was completed, new rumors came out that the Brewers were in negotiations with the Orioles to trade Gerardo Parra. While nothing was completed last night, the rumors are still out there, and we could see something happen today.

The trade deadline is at 3 pm CST. There's still plenty of time for things to change. Don't get too comfortable, because the Brewers could look drastically different in a matter of seconds.

Yesterday's Results

Cubs 5, Brewers 2

Almost lost in all of the conversation about the Carlos Gomez/Mike Fiers trade yesterday is the game that the Brewers actually did play. Jimmy Nelson was spectacular, pitching seven shutout innings and allowing a total of two hits and three walks while striking out eight. The Brewers had staked him to a 2-0 lead as well with two runs in the third inning. However, the bullpen fell apart, with Jeremy Jeffress, Will Smith, and Michael Blazek combining to allow five runs.

More on the Gomez/Fiers Trade
Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 42-61 New Orleans 3, Colorado Springs 2
Colorado Springs 6, New Orleans 5
Colorado Springs @ New Orleans
Biloxi Shuckers AA 57-42 Jackson @ Biloxi (PPD) Jackson @ Biloxi (DH)
Brevard County Manatees A+ 43-58 Jupiter 10, Brevard County 2 Brevard County @ Jupiter
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 36-67 Peoria 5, Wisconsin 1 Wisconsin @ Quad Cities
DSL Brewers R 22-30 DSL Yankees2 7, DSL Brewers 4 DSL Mets2 @ DSL Brewers
Helena Brewers R 17-22 Great Falls 4, Helena 1 Helena @ Great Falls
AZL Brewers R 16-16 AZL Brewers 6, AZL Indians 5 AZL D-backs @ AZL Brewers

News & Notes

  • Here are the assignments for the newest Brewers prospects. Outfielder Domingo Santana was assigned to Triple-A Colorado Springs, and outfielder Brett Phillips, along with pitchers Josh Hader and Adrian Houser, were assigned to Double-A Biloxi.
NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 65 37
Pirates 59 42
Cubs 54 47
Reds 46 54
Brewers 44 59
  • Cardinals 9, Rockies 8
  • Reds 15, Pirates 5

Today's Division Games

  • Pirates (Jeff Locke) @ Reds (Michael Lorenzen) - 6:10 pm
  • Rockies (Kyle Kendrick) @ Cardinals (Michael Wacha) - 7:15 pm
Around Baseball

Roster News

Other Notes

Today's Action

The Brewers continue their four-game series against the Cubs this afternoon. Taylor Jungmann faces off against Jason Hammel in game two. First pitch is at 7:10 pm.

In addition, the trade deadline is at 3 pm CT today. Keep checking BCB to find out if any other Brewers players are traded, as well as for analysis of those trades, and then look back here tomorrow for a special Saturday edition of What We Learned.