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Yankees, Mets looking for infield help

True, the market remains quiet, but perhaps we’re reaching the point where the looming onset of spring training will begin to apply some real deal-making pressure. Here’s the latest chatter: The Yankees have had “minimal” contact with potential free-agent infielders, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription required). Rosenthal suggests that New York...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez discusses issues players face when learning English

Carlos Gomez knows all too well the myriad issues ballplayers from other countries face when trying to adapt to new surroundings while simultaneously dealing with the daunting task of learning a new language. The Texas Rangers outfielder recently weighed in on the many obstacles players like him confront early on in their careers in a recent interview for ESPN’s “Béisbol Experience...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 16, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rougned Odor hits second home run of Opening Day

What’s better than homering in your first at-bat of the season? Homering in your first two at-bats. Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor did just that.Odor, who had already taken Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber deep once (which you can see here), followed it up with an even more impressive bomb in his second at-bat. This one came with two-men on. Odor’s two home runs sandwiched...
Via Sportsnaut
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carlos Gomez crushes 461-foot HR on Opening Day

Texas Rangers centerfielder Carlos Gomez hit a ball into the stratosphere on Monday against the Cleveland Indians to give his team an early 2-1 lead.It was a solo shot in the bottom of the third inning that traveled an astounding 461 feet and traveled 112 MPH.Here is the towering shot in all its glory. This home run was one we watched over and over again. It showed off Gomez’s raw...
Via Sportsnaut
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez Has a Home in Texas

Think about the teams that need to make the most of the year ahead. The Red Sox, certainly, will now be under a lot of pressure to roll through the playoffs. That’s the consequence of working how they’ve worked. The Royals will face a lot of pressure in a different way, because it looks almost certain that 2018 and beyond will be a challenge. For Kansas City, this could be their...
Via Fangraphs
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

The Astros Gave the Rangers a Quality Outfielder

I don’t know how else to begin, so let’s begin like this: Over 126 games spent with the Astros, Carlos Gomez was worth 0.6 WAR. Over 25 games spent with the Rangers, Carlos Gomez has been worth 0.7 WAR. Now you know the story — there are characters, there’s a plot. When the Astros acquired Gomez in the first place, they figured he could be a real difference-maker. He’s making a difference...
Via Fangraphs
September 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carlos Gomez homers in first at-bat with Rangers

Carlos Gomez seemed to be really happy that he left Houston, judging by what he did in his first at-bat as a new member of the Texas Rangers. With two on, facing a 1-0 count, Gomez got a hanging breaking ball, and he did not miss it. It was a softball pitch, and he sent it into the stands with ease. First at-bat as a Ranger for @RealCarlosGomez ? How 'bout a 3-run homer.#Rangers...
Via The Sports Daily
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlins, Giants reportedly in the mix for Carlos Gomez

After failing to find a trade taker for Carlos Gomez, the Houston Astros have released the struggling outfielder outright, and a couple of National League teams could be interested in scooping him up on the cheap. The Astros designated Gomez for assignment earlier this month and finally requested unconditional release waivers on him on Friday, per Brian McTaggart of ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals reportedly considering Carlos Gomez trade

Could a return to the NL Central be in the cards for Carlos Gomez? According to a report by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, the Cardinals will explore the situation of the exiled Astros outfielder to see if he might be a good fit for them. #Cardinals will explore Carlos Gomez's situation and whether he's a fit, can help. No indication they'll make a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

So You Want to Try to Salvage Carlos Gomez

Just about one year ago, the Houston Astros were trying to get to the playoffs, and they decided Carlos Gomez was worth a bushel of pretty good prospects. In the present day, the Astros are again trying to get to the playoffs, and they decided Carlos Gomez isn’t worth much of anything. Wednesday, Gomez was designated for assignment, and that’s a tough break for someone coming up...
Via Fangraphs
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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