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#pounditTuesday, July 5, 2022

Carlos Gomez designated for assignment by Astros year after big trade

Carlos-Gomez

A year ago, Carlos Gomez was one of the most valuable commodities on the trade market. Now, he’s out of a job.

The Houston Astros designated Gomez for assignment on Wednesday, barely a year after parting with some top prospects to land him.

Gomez was hitting a miserable .210 on the season with no power whatsoever. He was also playing poor defense, as seen here, which you have to think may have been the last straw for Houston. He was offering the Astros pretty much nothing. Combined with the fact that Houston isn’t short on talented young players, he was simply wasting a roster spot.

Think back last year, though, when this fiasco went down. What could have been had things gone a bit differently? The Mets probably don’t have a National League pennant, for one thing.

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