FanSided’s Robert Murray took a look at where the New York Mets could possibly trade Carlos Carrasco. This was a thought first put out there by Joel Sherman last week in anticipation of the team acquiring Kodai Senga then looking to flip the $14 million pitcher, Carrasco, somewhere else.
In Murray’s report for FanSided, he lists two teams that could make sense to target Carrasco. I’m going to take a stab at a third. We’re looking for ball clubs with a relief pitcher or prospects to spare. They also have to be in win now mode given the single season remaining on Carrasco’s contract.
Where could the Mets trade him?
1) NY Mets trade destination for Carlos Carrasco: Los Angeles Angels
Murray names the Los Angeles Angels as a landing spot for Carrasco. Billy Eppler’s former employer is a fit because of their continued search for some starting pitching.
The Angels flipped the expectations of many this offseason by becoming buyers rather than sellers. They’re holding onto Shohei Ohtani, or so it seems. They’ve brought in some other pieces along the way including pitcher Tyler Anderson.
From the Angels, the Mets could be a match for Aaron Loup. The stud reliever from the 2021 team is on an unfavorable deal with the Angels when looking at his 2022 output. There are definitely a few other arms that could be a match for the Mets.
The Mets should only be in the market of trading Carrasco if it means adding something to the now or very near-future. Unloading him for the purpose of saving money is inconceivable. The Mets payroll is already outrageous. Saving on Carrasco’s contract shouldn’t be the reason to move him.