Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Christian Gomez Goes Back to DC


Christian Gomez can pick his drum back up and get reacquainted with the Barra Brava because he is on his way back to DC United. Colorado and DC have completed a trade that sends Gomez, Mike Graczyk (GK), and an international slot to DC and Ivan Guerrero, a 2010 2nd round draft pick, and a DP slot to Colorado (with Colorado picking up about half of Gomez's salary).

Looks like Colorado won on this trade at first, but the more you look at the trade, I think it is more even than it originally comes across. DC picks up an international player slot, and trades Guerrero for Gomez while only picking up about a $60,000 cap hit (Guerrero made $140,000 while DC United should only have to pick up about $200,000 of Gomez's $385,000 salary). Other analysts might highlight the exchange of the DP slot, but that was going to go back to Colorado after this year anyway, so if United wasn't planning on using it, why not give it back? A lot of this depends on Gomez regaining his form of course (At least he'll be on the field more than Gallardo). As for Colorado, they drop an expensive player they didn't plan to use, gain a solid veteran, and now have the option of adding a DP. Not bad.

3 comments:

Dadryan said...

Not to mention Guerrero was bound to miss a lot of time with United due to his national team call ups. I liked the guy, but when I realized we were going to end up without him quite a bit...

Chest said...

Ives is reporting someone at the airport getting paged under the name "Dos a Cero". Wasn't you guys by any chance, was it?

BJ said...

Haha nah unfortunately. I will prob be posting about my Ohio experience on Monday.