Mets: Three reasons I’m just as excited to land Carlos Carrasco
Carrasco is hungry for a championship
Although the Indians managed to get to the postseason plenty and even come close to winning the 2016 World Series, Carrasco hasn’t had much luck in the playoffs. In mid-September of 2016, a line drive off his hand caused a bone fracture. He would miss the rest of the year and any chance of helping the Indians end their long championship drought.
This would have been Carrasco’s first taste of playoff baseball. Luckily, Cleveland was a good team for a few more years.
Carrasco made a start in the first round of the 2017, 2018, and 2020 playoffs. The results were mixed. He came away with a pair of no-decisions and a loss. Cleveland lost each of those series as well. Carrasco has yet to experience a victory in any postseason series.
Joining the Mets should give Carrasco an amazing shot to feed any hunger he may have for adding a ring to his finger. The ultimate goal of all athletes, it’s one of those things he didn’t get to experience during his big league career.
When building a winner, I like a mix of guys who have done it and veterans like Carrasco that have been around awhile and have yet to do so. Playing for plenty of good teams over the years shows us Carrasco knows only a part of this glory.
There’s no complacency with this Mets pitcher. This is good news for the club because they’re going to need every inning out of him that they can get, particularly in October.
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Lindor may be the best player from Cleveland the Mets landed this offseason. Carrasco, though, is no slouch himself.