2) NY Mets trade destination for Carlos Carrasco: Minnesota Twins
Another team looking to make up for their failings in 2022 could be a candidate to trade for Carrasco. Murray also names the Minnesota Twins as a destination. Their starting pitching situation is relying heavily on Sonny Gray at the moment. They could use some like Carrasco to give them a legitimate arm in the middle or end of their rotation.
Minnesota has yet to make any major moves this winter yet remain in the market for additions. A trade for Carrasco would add some legitimacy to them in their quest to not completely collapse in 2023.
From the bullpen, two names do stand out. Emilio Pagan was one of the players that the Mets almost acquired from the San Diego Padres in the ill-fitted trade centered on Dominic Smith and Eric Hosmer.
The other player is Trevor Megill. The brother of Tylor Megill, a pair of brothers on the Mets roster is certainly a possibility. Maybe it’s the precursor a bullpen with both Megills and the Diaz Brothers. We can only hope.
Megill for Carrasco isn’t as full of a trade as Pagan. The Mets would need more.
Those two clubs are the ones mentioned by Murray. Could there be one more club out there hoping to win it all in 2023 and have something they can offer the Mets?