According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (click here to view the post), the Milwaukee Brewers have traded J.J. Hardy to the Minnesota Twins for Carlos Gomez. The move is surprising, in the sense that it was heavily thought that the Brewers would move Hardy in exchange for pitching, which they desperately need. Center field, however, was another void considering Mike Cameron is a free agent. Gomez has not yet developed into the offensive weapon many projected him to be coming up through the Mets minor league system (remember, he was one of the main pieces in the deal that sent Johan Santana to New York). He has a long way to go, often looking overmatched at the plate. He has posted a career strikeout rate of 23.7 percent, a career walk rate of 5.1 percent and has littl ...
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