The Mets are veteran franchises Carlos Carrasco again James McCann according to many reports. Carrasco It has been reported In the first phase since the Mets signed Japanese infielder Kodai Senga to a five-year contract following the signing of. Jose Quintana again Justin Verlander. Our own Michael Mayer reports that the Mets have been shopping McCann hard lately and that seems to have gotten worse after that. the Mets signed a veteran catcher Omar Narvaez Thursday night.
Carrasco, 35, went 15-7 with a 3.97 ERA, 3.53 FIP, and 152 strikeouts in 152 innings over 29 starts for the Mets in 2022. The right-hander still has one season of $14 million left on his contract, a deal that was given to a relative. some of the deals we’ve seen this early offseason are pitchers.
If the Mets were going to move Carrasco, they have Joey Lucchesi, Taylor Megillagain David Peterson ready to start the season in the Opening Day rotation. All three have minor league options remaining that allow the Mets to build on outfield depth like they did last season.
McCann, 32, struggled in a Mets uniform as he hit just .220/.282/.328 with 13 home runs and 64 RBIs in 182 games. The veteran is owed $12.15 million over the next two seasons.
The Mets now have four catchers on the 40-man roster Francisco Alvarez, Tomas Nido, McCann, and Narváez. I Texas Rangers is one group that has previously shown interest in acquiring McCann.