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The biggest what-ifs in MLB this past decade

What if one player found himself in a completely different situation than today's reality tells us?What if said player was Mike Trout, who was selected by the Los Angeles Angels with the pick they received from the New York Yankees in the Mark Teixeira free agent signing?That's one of the biggest what-ifs around the Major League Baseball world over the past decade.Detroit Tigers...
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Jonathan Lucroy hopes Brewers will trade him to contender

    Jonathan Lucroy is one of the best catchers in baseball and finished fourth in National League MVP voting in 2014. If he gets his wish, he will be playing his home games somewhere other than Milwaukee this upcoming season. The Brewers spent 133 games in or tied for first place in the National League Central in 2014. Then came a late season collapse that saw them lose 22...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

The BP Wayback Machine: How Carlos Gomez Got His Groove

[Throughout the offseason, I thought it would be enjoyable to review some of Baseball Prospectus’s old stories about the Milwaukee Brewers. The archives at BP are not protected by any paywall, so they’re free for all to enjoy and from which to learn. Given the current rebuilding job in Milwaukee, we’ve mostly been talking about prospects, development, and “what could be...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez & Fundamental Attribution Errors in Baseball

Although he struggled with the Brewers and Astros in 2015, Carlos Gomez still remains one of the best and most exciting players in all of baseball. What makes Gomez so exciting, however, is not simply his great athleticism and his skill for the game, but also his passion for baseball. Every time Gomez steps on the diamond it seems he has a big smile on his face. He also hustles...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

GIF: Carlos Gomez Not Uncertain About Home Run

As a rule, life is characterized predominantly both by crippling doubt and also other kinds of doubt. Less susceptible to that sort of doubt is Houston outfield Carlos Gomez, depicted here recording a home run against Masahiro Tanaka — with regard to which home run Gomez exhibits something much closer to unambiguous certainty.
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bud Norris apologizes for culture clash comments

    Bud Norris apologized for his comments about wanting foreign players to adapt to the American style of baseball when it comes to respecting the game. Norris’ comments were published Wednesday in a USA Today article suggesting that most fights in baseball are due to a culture clash between players of different ethnic backgrounds. Norris said foreign players who are coming...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carlos Gomez jaws with Yankees after bat toss

Carlos Gomez rubs a lot of people the wrong way. On Tuesday, he rubbed some members of the Yankees wrong when he popped up in the sixth inning of a 9-0 game and angrily flipped his bat. Gomez came up an inning later with the Astros’ lead extended to 12-0, and he launched a three-run homer off of Chris Capuano. And just to top things off, in the bottom half of the seventh...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets reportedly backed out of Carlos Gomez trade over money

We may never know what exactly caused the Carlos Gomez trade to fall apart Wednesday night, but we can at least throw another theory out there. Some reports are saying that the Mets backed out because of money. To recap the situation, reporters said Wednesday that the Mets had acquired Gomez from the Brewers for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carlos Gomez leaves gum, note for Billy Hamilton

During Saturday’s game between the Brewers and Reds, Cincinnati’s speedster Billy Hamilton apparently lost his supply of bubble gum while in center field. Fortunately, his Milwaukee counter part provided ample replacements. Your browser does not support iframes. The note accompanying the pieces of of gum read, “I see you dropped all your gum so I...Read More
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez gets hit in head with 97 mph fastball

By NESN Staff Milwaukee Brewers fans were dealt a serious scare Sunday afternoon. Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez had to be removed from his team's game against the New York Mets after taking a 97-mph fastball from rookie pitcher Noah Syndergaard straight to the ear flap. The footage is difficult to watch, but - amazingly - Gomez reportedly avoided significant injury. Aside...
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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