Update, 11:11 PM: Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters after tonight's game that a trade for Gomez "has not and will not transpire." (Via Adam Rubin of ESPN.) It appears that the trade has fallen through.
Original story: The New York Mets have acquired outfielder Carlos Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Brewers got Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores in return for their star center fielder, Sherman reports.
The Mets have wanted a big bat in their lineup for some time now, as the team has struggled offensively, posting the fewest runs per game in the Major Leagues (coming into tonight).
Gomez will surely fill that bill, as he is a two-time All-Star and has been one of the best center fielders over the past three seasons. It was unlikely that the Brewers were going to move him, however, his name did receive some buzz in rumors throughout the month.
The Mets surely paid the price for Gomez, having to deal two of their younger and better players, Wheeler and Flores.
Wheeler is a 25-year-old starter who is missing this entire season to Tommy John surgery. He wasn't the best Mets young starter, but he does have a bright future and could be an ace.
Along with Wheeler is the 23-year-old defense-first infielder Flores, whose bat has yet to fully come around in the big leagues, but he could be a nice piece and would make sense at third.
Gomez, 29, is hitting .266/.332/.429 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs in 310 plate appearances this season. He is signed through next season, making him valuable for the Mets, not just now, but in the future as well if they continue to contend.