2) Carlos Carrasco does not deserve a role on the 2024 NY Mets
The Mets had every reason to exercise Carlos Carrasco's club option after he was so good for them in 2022, but it's pretty clear that the right-hander is just about done. He had a 6.80 ERA in 20 starts and 90 innings pitched, often not even giving the Mets a chance in games he started. Cookie had the fourth-worst ERA in the majors among pitchers with at least 90 innings of work.
Carrasco coming back for next season makes no sense regardless of whether the Mets attempt to win or rebuild. He clearly doesn't help them win by being one of the worst pitchers in the game and his 36-year-old age makes him nothing more than a guy you'd hope turns it around for one year. I think it's very possible we've seen Carrasco throw his last MLB pitch.
3) Michael Perez does not deserve a role on the 2024 NY Mets
Michael Perez actually appeared in two games for the Mets this season in mid-May and had four hits in seven at-bats. He had a four-hit game in his first start of the season. This was all we'd see from Perez who hit .204 with a .661 OPS for AAA Syracuse.
He's spent the last couple of years as the Mets third catcher but him appearing in two games this season tells you all you need to know about what the Mets think of him. The Mets have Francisco Alvarez solidified as the starter with Omar Narvaez as the backup. The Mets also have Tomas Nido under team control and young guys like Nick Mayer, Hayden Senger, and maybe even Kevin Parada looking to make an impression as well.
The Mets can easily move on from the 31-year-old Perez with many better options in the minors currently.