Texas Rangers: Carlos Gomez To Sign A New Deal In 2018?

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 05: Carlos Gomez
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 05: Carlos Gomez /

The Texas Rangers’ season isn’t going well. Despite having a well-talented batting lineup, the bats aren’t doing well this year. One of the struggling talents is Carlos Gomez. Gomez is one of the names Rangers fans were most excited to watch this season. Unfortunately, Gomez isn’t having the season fans were hoping for.

Gomez re-signed with the Texas Rangers last December, agreeing to a one-year deal, worth $11.5 million. Arriving in Arlington late into last season, Gomez came on the scene and made an impact. Despite the short stint, Texas re-signed him. It was a risk to Gomez’s 2016 being disastrous, but Texas went for it anyway and it worked out well.

Gomez went as far as turning down big contracts from other teams to remain in Arlington. Furthermore, Gomez went further, saying that to him that the Texas Rangers aren’t a team, but rather a family.

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Gomez is batting .253 and has 70 hits, 14 home runs, 14 doubles, 39 RBIs, and 97 strikeouts. Furthermore, his slugging percentage is .462 and his on-base percentage is .333.

Gomez began this season in a slump, managing only three hits in the first ten games of this season, finishing the first month 23-for-94. In mid-May, Gomez was put on the disabled list due to a hamstring injury, causing him to miss a month. Since his return, he’s played steady baseball and is currently on a six-game hitting streak.

The chance of Gomez re-signing with the Rangers is slim. For one thing, he’s probably not going to accept another one-year deal and it’s unknown if the Rangers front office is willing to give him a massive deal. Since Gomez isn’t having the year we thought he would have, it’s unknown if Texas will move on from him. In other words, we just have to wait until the off-season.

It’ll probably go down like this; The Rangers offer Gomez a two to a three-year deal worth in the range of $20-30 million. If he still sees the organization as a family, then that’s a deal he ought to sign with no problems. However, the chance of him being offered a deal in five-year range worth $50-60 million? That’s not happening.

But in all seriousness, we’ll just have to wait and see how things play out.