The rebuild was in motion. The big piece had been moved. Carlos Gomez was on his way out and the Milwaukee Brewers had a young rotation piece to build around.
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But that never happened. While everyone, including Carlos Gomez thought the deal was done. Shockingly, the deal was then pulled off the table and with the deadline nearing even closer, the Brewers are back to square one.
The deal went even further as Gomez’s teammates even posted his goodbye from the plane on Twitter.
But then came the troubles. While the information about the exact details are not fully known, the thoughts is that the Brewers backed out due to medical records of Wheeler. Some of the fastest records ever exchanged if that is the case.
So this leaves the Brewers at an awkward point. With the trade the Brewers looked to be fully on board with a rebuild. The possible rotation that included Wily Peralta, Jimmy Nelson, Taylor Jungmann and Zach Wheeler looked to be incredible heading into next season. Now facing a roster with Gomez and a deadline approaching the Brewers almost look to be heading towards desperation towards Friday’s deadline.
Doug Melvin has surprised before and I fully have trust in him that several moves to build towards the future will happen, but this one not happening stings. The almost trade of Gomez brought a lot of excitement towards the future. While there is a lot of speculation going on all over the Gomez, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweeted that the hope for a blockbuster in the rebuild is still a major possibility.
With the 31st nearing, here is to hoping that the Brewers can move a piece or two and net a similar exciting return to boost the future.