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Reverse: Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers Headed to Houston for Prospects

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Having failed to consummate a deal with the Mets last night – for mysterious and disputed reasons – the Brewers wasted no time, and wound up getting a deal together with the Astros for Carlos Gomez, as well as starter Mike Fiers:


It all just happened so fast.


(1) That’s a huge return for the Brewers on Gomez/Fiers, but Gomez is a stud, and Fiers is solid and extremely cost-controlled.


(2) The Astros, having landed Scott Kazmir and now Fiers are presumably out of the pitching market – they were often cited as the hardest pushers for a deal with San Diego (with whom we believe the Cubs have some interest).

(3) Fiers wasn’t scheduled to start in this series, but Gomes sure was. That’ll help the Cubs a bit.

(4) These players don’t go to an NL team, which is slightly better for the Cubs’ playoff chances.

(5) The Brewers will start stockpiling prospects for a run in the future, as have the Reds. Be aware down the road.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.