Mets Looking To Trade 15-Game Winner

The New York Mets have made some splashy pitching moves this month, including bringing in three-time Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, Japanese pitching sensation Kodai Senga and Jose Quintana. Apparently, this has left them willing to part with veteran starter Carlos Carrasco. 

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets are indeed listening to offers for the 13-year veteran who won 15 games for them this past season with a 3.97 ERA. 

But as they look at the back end of their rotation, according to Sherman, "the Mets surmise that Tylor Megill or David Peterson have a pretty good chance of outperforming Carrasco in 2023." 

Carrasco will be entering his age-36 season and has a bit of an injury history in recent years (though he did make 29 starts in 2022). In addition, with three other starters also over the age of 34, injecting some youth into the rotation is a goal as well. 

The veteran hurler is taking all the rumors in stride.

"The only thing that I can control is just getting ready for spring training and see what happens."

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