The Brewers will likely shop Carlos Gomez


Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers are “willing to trade” Carlos Gomez.

Makes sense, even if he’s having a slightly down year. He’s a plus defender at a key position and usually a solid bat. He’s also under contract only through the end of 2016 and is pretty unlikely to want to sign with Milwaukee long term. With the Brewers clearly going nowhere, it seems like a no-brainer to trade him now and get some pieces for the rebuild.

On the season Gomez is hitting .273/.322/.450. Between 2012 and 2014, he hit .277/.336/.483.  He was a gold glove winner in 2013 and remains one of the top center fielders in the game.