Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sox Ex-Trade Target Carrasco Getting Better

Carrasco (AP Photo)
Before the trading deadline, we strongly recommended that Red Sox GM Ben Cherington do a "lesser" trade to pick up a "young, controllable arm". Specifically, we suggested either White Sox lefty José Quintana or (our real choice) Indians righty Carlos Carrasco. As we all know 'Stand Pat' Ben did nothing but ship out Shane Victorino. Well, in Carrasco's last two starts, here's his line: 18 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 14 Ks. That's right, two nine inning starts and all of three hits. This is the kind of young starter we should have pursued—in exchange for a bevy of second-tier prospects. What might have been!