Carlos Carrasco & Francisco Lindor Traded to Mets
The New York Mets have acquired star shortstop Francisco Lindor and right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco in a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Indians.
In return, Cleveland received shortstops Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez and two minor league prospects -- right-hander Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Greene.
The trademarks the first major move by the Mets since owner Steve Cohen completed his purchase of the franchise last year. Cohen bought the Mets on Nov. 6 from the Wilpon and Katz families and pledged to increase spending.
The Indians save significant 2021 payroll in parting with Lindor ($19.5 million) and Carrasco ($12 million).
Since his MLB debut in 2015, Lindor ranks first among all shortstops in WAR (28.4), home runs (138), and extra-base hits, according to ESPN Stats & Information.