3) Third trade destination for NY Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco: Cleveland Guardians
What a reunion this would be for Carrasco who would get to return to his old stomping grounds in Cleveland as the Guardians look to make a late postseason push in the American League Central. With the recent injury to Shane Bieber, adding Carrasco to provide some starting pitching depth would make sense, especially in an environment he is familiar with.
Carrasco spent the first 11 years of his Major League career in Cleveland where he was a front-line starter for many years prior to being included in the Francisco Lindor deal back in 2021. If there was ever a do-right by-the-player option in the list of trades that Carrasco could be included in, this would be at the top of the list.
The Guardians are only 2 games behind the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central standings and they could be looking to upgrade some holes on their roster at this year's deadline. Adding a player of Carrasco's caliber could provide the Guardians a boost in the clubhouse as well as add another arm over the final two months.
The Mets should have some willing buyers interested in Carrasco's services over the next several days. Each of these three options makes complete sense from a buyer's perspective if a team is not trying to break the bank, in which case they will be getting a veteran presence with a reliable arm for the next two months.