The NO To Carlos Gomez Case
The best “no” argument is that the KC Royals are still clinging to hope that they can get back into the American League playoff picture. While that hope is faint, now is the time to make a move if it’s ever going to happen. The Royals have got the #RallyMantis thing going and are now 3-1 in their last four games.
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The Kansas City doesn’t need to bring in a guy that simply isn’t producing. Heck, if Houston thought he had anything to contribute this season, they wouldn’t have ate his contract after paying a steep price in prospects for him at the trade deadline last season. Houston could use a bat and why ditch one if there was any chance he would rebound?
Fangraphs.com’s Jeff Sullivan also wrote an extensive analysis on Gomez and believes that there’s little hope he will recover his prior form. Sullivan cites Gomez’s increased ground ball rate, and his sudden inability to make contact (his contact rate per swing has dropped from 76% in 2015 to 66% in 2016).
In essense, the KC Royals front office would be betting that their Houston Astros counterparts screwed the pooch by letting Carlos Gomez go.
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