New York Yankees: Yanks Should Consider a Trade for Carlos Carrasco

The New York Yankees have been outstanding this season and enter Thursday with a 36-19 record. Nonetheless, acquiring another like Carlos Carrasco wouldn’t be a bad idea.

The Yanks rank top five in the AL in overall team pitching. However, it would be a good idea to consider a deal for Cleveland Indians starter Carlos Carrasco.

The former Phils’ prospect is under his current contract for four more years, but he has shown that he can dominate a ball game.

Carlos Carrasco already has a shutout this season. He is torching the stat sheet by getting 72 strikeouts all while pitching 58.2 innings.

He also has done a good job managing his walks. This year Carrasco has 10 base on balls. Last season he allowed 43 in 192 frames.

The Yankees have an aging J.A. Happ and C.C. Sabathia is on the way out of the Bronx at season’s end, so it makes sense to find a starter who will be around a while.

New York can also eat the money that the Indians owe to Carrasco. They could also have Cleveland do that and just hand them a top tier prospect. One they probably won’t utilize in the big leagues.

There aren’t many rotation options available. Thus, New York should try to sure up the starting staff sooner rather than later.

The Yankees could also ask for Jason Kipnis in a trade for Carlos Carrasco.

Adding an experienced infielder, like Kipnis, to help an infield decimated by injury would be a huge benefit for the Yanks. Especially if another infielder goes down.

Kipnis is scheduled to be a free agent in 2021. Although he does have a club option on his current deal. So, New York wouldn’t have to keep him beyond the rest of this season.

The Yankees don’t have to go after Carrasco in a trade. However, there are limited options for rotation help. Therefore, it would be best if they got a jump start on finding another arm to assist them in their championship quest.

Do you think the New York Yankees should go after Carlos Carrasco?

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