Mets focusing on Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez in trade talks

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets have focused their trade attention on Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

"The Mets indeed want Carlos Gomez. Heard are asking for a 'top 4 starter' in return. You know who they are," Crasnick writes. "Sounds like Gomez-to-Mets deal will be tough to consummate unless Brewers drop their asking price."

Gomez, 29, is signed through next season. He will earn $9 million in 2016.

A two-time All-Star, Gomez is batting .262 with eight homers and 43 RBIs in 286 at-bats.

Gomez began his career with the Mets before getting traded to the Minnesota Twins in the Johan Santana deal on Feb. 2, 2008.