Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 3/22/13
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By JOHN PESETSKI Special to FOXSportsWisconsin.com PHOENIX -- Milwaukee Brewers' center fielder Carlos Gomez has blinding speed. One of baseball's premier defensive outfielders, Gomez tracks down balls that many outfielders only waive at. He's also one of the game's top base stealers, ranking fifth in the National League last year with 37 stolen bases. But to focus too much on Gomez's speed is to lose sight of his considerable power and his potential to be a complete player. And it's that combination of speed and power, plus incredible character, that led the Brewers to sign the 27-year old native of the Dominican Republic to a three-year 24 million contract extension earlier this month. "Based on what he did last year and over his last 600 at-bats, we made a decision to sign Carlos long-term," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Friday. "Over his career, people have told Carlos a lot of different things. He's been told to hit the ball on the ground and take advantage of yo...
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