Friday, July 24, 2015

Is Cleveland's Carrasco Coming To Red Sox?

Carlos Carrasco
A flurry of trade rumors are circulating this afternoon around the Cleveland Indians 'shopping' some of their starting pitching.'s Ken Rosenthal was first to report this—and the fact that Boston is one of the interested teams. He also relayed the fact that the Blue Jays tried unsuccessfully to get RHP Carlos Carrasco. Clearly, the Red Sox have a much richer bounty of prospects to offer The Tribe than Toronto. Could it be that the 28-year old Carrasco is headed to Fenway for a package of 'non-Mookie/non-E-Rod' prospects? Carrasco would be a clear upgrade to the Sox rotation (10-7, 3.94 ERA, 1.17 WHIP—and averaging 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings). He's also attractive financially—signed through the 2018 season for just $19 million more. If Ben Cherington can protect the youthful core and deal some of the other coveted players in the system, he should make the deal for Carrasco.