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Carrasco Designated for Assignment

Posted By Howard Megdal On May 16, 2012 @ 9:43 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

So it turns out the biggest moment of D.J. Carrasco’s career is going to be gettting thrown out of a game and making David Wright mad.
The Mets announced following Wednesday night’s game that they had designated Carrasco for assignment. I actually thought this was a bit hasty, since Carrasco had been effective as recently as 2010, and they don’t have a ton of other great options. Fernando Cabrera is probably the best alternative overall, and the just-returning Chuck James can give them another lefty.
But one sentence last night- how Terry Collins described his conversation with Carrasco about the errant pitch- told me that Carrasco would NEVER get a chance to pitch in an important spot. His time appeared up. And 24 hours later, it was.
The DFA with no corresponding move is the coldest breakup. It isn’t, “We want to see other people.” It’s straight up “We can’t stand the sight of you.” Cold.
UPDATE: Robert Carson, a lefty from Binghamton, is the corresponding move. But the Mets waited, and I can’t help but wonder if the delay was sending the above message. Bet there’s more here than just what spilled out last night. Will do some digging.

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