Gomez can cash in with regular play

The Zack Greinke trade was potentially lucrative to Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez, who can earn up to $100,000 in incentives if he’s the regular center fielder. 

The contract Gomez signed Friday pays a $1.5 million base salary, plus $25,000 each for 450, 475, 500 and 525 plate appearances. His chances of reaching those marks improved dramatically over the weekend when the Brewers traded Lorenzo Cain in a package to the Royals for Greinke. Gomez and Chris Dickerson are now the favorites to man center in 2011.
Last season, Gomez batted .247 in 318 plate appearances. He was the Opening Day center fielder, but later lost playing time to the rookie Cain. 
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He will be a great center fielder for this pitching staff because of his speed, if only he could hit anywhere above .260(with the help from a few bunt for base hits) and have an OBP over .300 he would have a decent year by his standards, and with Ron Roenicke’s philosophy on using our speed on the bases, Gomez could steal over 35 bases as the starter!

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