How are these 5 former Mets from the 2023 roster doing with their new teams?

A check in on how some members of the 2023 Mets are doing with new ball clubs.
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2) Carlos Carrasco as deflated after an early strong start

Nobody knows the ups and downs of Carlos Carrasco better than the New York Mets. He missed half of the 2021 season only to come back and post a 6.04 ERA in his 12 starts. Then in 2022, Carrasco turned back the clock. Finishing 15-7 with a 3.97 ERA in 29 starts, the ball club had every reason to pick up his option for 2023. Then 2023 happened and it was nothing but a regrettable decision.

Carrasco was bad again. In 20 starts he’d go 3-8 with a 6.80 ERA. He gave up as many runs in 2023 as he did in 2022 even with 62 fewer innings of work.

Carrasco found his way back to Cleveland this offseason, signing a minor league deal with the Guardians. He made the MLB roster out of camp and after some acceptable outings early on, Carrasco’s decline has caught up with him.

After 6 starts, Carrasco is now 1-2 with a 6.59 ERA. His most recent outing against the Houston Astros did the most damage. The 8 earned runs allowed in 4 innings was his second straight dreadful outing. Days earlier the Boston Red Sox scored 5 earned runs against him in as many innings.

A fan-favorite in Cleveland, one would have to guess if the Guardians have any intention of competing this year that they’ll cut bait.