Mets May Look To Trade D.J. Carrasco

Bobby Parnell seems likely to earn one of the final spots in the Mets bullpen, leaving the last spot up for grabs between Miguel Batista and D.J. Carrasco.  Batista looks to have an advantage in the race, making Carrasco a candidate to be traded, two Mets officials tell Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.

One official said the team has discussed whether Miami could be a fit for Carrasco, because the pitcher enjoyed success while playing for then-White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen in 2008 and '09.  A third team source mentioned that the Angels could have interest as GM Jerry DiPoto traded for Carrasco while serving as the interim GM of Arizona in 2010.

Carrasco's performance last season could make him a tough sell but the Mets are hoping GMs are willing to look past it.  The 34-year-old, who is set to make $1.2MM on the back end of a two-year deal, turned in a 6.02 ERA with 4.9 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in 2011.

15 Responses to Mets May Look To Trade D.J. Carrasco Leave a Reply

  1. Tired_OF_FakeRumors 3 years ago

    the Wilpons need the money ASAP.

  2. Tommet 3 years ago

    The Wilpons need out ASAP

  3. Joveoak 3 years ago

    Hmm.  As long as he’s not traded within the NL East, how about the Angels for whatever pitching prospects or outfield bats they are willing to let go?

    • Tommet 3 years ago

      I say Carrasco for Abreu?

    • JaySchu 3 years ago

       I would love if he pitched in the NL East! Trade him to the Phillies.

      • Joveoak 3 years ago

        If only they were so willing.

        I’m just afraid that he’ll get over his Mets curse and become an excellent pitcher (well a better pitcher anyways).

  4. metsman 3 years ago

    he could be a throw in peice for a catcher.  Thole is a backup catcher at best, and the other catchers in our organization would be lucky to be backup catchers in triple A.  I’m thinking something like Puello, Flores, Carrasco, and Parnell for Travis D’Arnaud ?

    • Tommet 3 years ago

      They should have signed pudge 3 or 4 years ago when he was a free agent last. He would be a great mentor for Thole and wouldn’t be that bad at the time. But no! Omar doesn’t want to spend money on something they need. He NEEDS to give the teams money to Luis and Oliver They deserve it! Thank God at least he’s gone. But yeah thats a good idea go for a catcher. Hey i got an idea. Turner,Carrasco,Parnell for Morales

      • metsman 3 years ago

        I think it’s time the Mets set their sights a little higher in the catching department, Morales isn’t going to cut it.  I think the quality of a catcher is a good bellweather for the entire team. I’d like to see the Mets grab either stryker or Zunino is this years draft or go after a blue chip catching prospect via trade.  It would be good for the young pitching studs coming up to have a consistant backstop.

      • Tommet 3 years ago

        why stop? Is being an optimistic mets fan just too unreal? Well its not! I’m sick and tired of these Tankee fans(yes I know i said Tankee because they are a team of steroid using tanks) Phillies and all other fans that hate the mets, AND FOR WHAT REASON! what have we done wrong! Being optimistic! Every fan dreams of their team doing good and mets fans should too! THIS IS OUR YEAR!!!

  5. Tommet 3 years ago

    He won’t stay Batista will beat him for the last spot. Maybe they will get another pitching prospect

  6. knutsacjak 3 years ago

    lol. for carrasco?  ok

  7. Tommet 3 years ago

    I was just putting it out there because the Angels will hardly use Abreu and they want Carrasco its a possibility 

  8. metsman 3 years ago

    Your condescension is not welcome. The site is called trade rumors, not “trade rumors WonderboyRooney stamps with his seal of approval”. D’arnaud is just about MLB ready and he’s 25th on Mayo’s top 100 prospect list, which is not lost on me; obviously he’s a premium player, I was just floating a rough hypothetical, “ridiculous” is an exaggeration along with your assertion that Puello and Flores are “garbage”.  

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