Key Mets Player Suddenly Emerges in Trade Rumors

Isaiah De Los Santos
A key New York Mets player has suddenly emerged in trade rumors.
A key New York Mets player has suddenly emerged in trade rumors. / (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The New York Mets will consider all avenues to improve their chances of contending in 2023. Given their spending spree in free agency, it's clear New York set on doing whatever it can to get better and compete with this core.

However, a key Mets player has suddenly found himself in trade rumors.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports the team is listening to trade offers on starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco. Though it sounds like no deal is imminent, the Mets seem interested in acquiring a younger starter if the opportunity arises, according to Sherman.

"Trading Carrasco would be a baseball decision. The Mets surmise that Tylor Megill or David Peterson have a pretty good chance of outperforming Carrasco in 2023."

Joel Sherman, New York Post

This certainly is a surprising development. Carrasco is an important part of this rotation with a wealth of experience that's valuable to a team in win-now mode. He's also coming off of a bounce-back year where he went 15-7 with a 3.97 ERA in 29 starts.

The veteran has struggled to stay healthy in recent years, though. His 29 appearances in 2022 were the most he's logged in a season since 2018. He's also not getting any younger at nearly 36 years old, so if the team could get a piece that has more long-term potential, it makes sense to consider it at the very least.

Carrasco's future with the club is now a major story to watch this offseason. New York could dangle his expiring and manageable $14 million contract in front of teams that miss out on the bigger fish on the free agent market.

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