New York Mets shopping Carlos Carrasco: 3 ideal landing spots

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We’ve seen the New York Mets make several additions to their ballclub already this offseason, but one of their next moves could include trading a back-end rotation starter. After adding Justin Verlander, Jose Quintana, and Kodai Senga, some might argue the Mets could afford to part with a pitcher such as Carlos Carrasco.

While others would be quick to point out that teams can never have too much pitching, the Mets may view Carrasco as a luxury item that can be exchanged in an attempt to address other positional weaknesses.

As Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports, the Mets have begun taking trade calls on Carrasco.

With that little nugget, we look at three potential trade landing spots that make sense for the 35-year-old right-handed starting pitcher.

Los Angeles Angels boost rotation with Carlos Carrasco

Needing to continue improving the rotation after the Tyler Anderson signing, the Los Angeles Angels may not feel compelled to match salaries with the other big contracts getting doled out this offseason. One potential alternative would be trading for a proven veteran such as Carrasco.

He would be much less expensive than several other starters still searching for a contract in free agency, and the Mets may be an ideal trade partner, considering current general manager Billy Eppler was in the same position with the Angels from 2015-20.

  • Carlos Carrasco contract: $14 million in 2023 – Final year of contract

There are likely several prospects still within the Mets farm system who Eppler is a big fan of. Perhaps the Carrasco trade would provide another avenue to snatch up a few players the new regime has soured on.

Carrasco wouldn’t be expected to headline the Angels rotation, but suddenly a staff that features Shohei Ohtani, Tyler Anderson, Patrick Sandoval, Carlos Carrasco and Reid Detmers doesn’t look so bad. Especially if the price is right.

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