Originally posted on Mets Fever  |  Last updated 5/17/12
Photo by Michael BaronMets designated D.J. Carrasco for assignment last night, Carrasco's entire tenure as a Met was ineffective and he really should have been cut this winter.

The Mets signed the reliever prior to the 2011 season after three successful years with the White Sox, Pirates and D-Backs.  Originally the 2.4 M deal for 2years made sense, he was a versatile reliever who could finish games, go multiple innings and/or spot start all with an ERA under 4, but in his first season with the Mets he posted a career worst 6.02 ERA in 49 games ( 1 start).

While I would have rather they keep a guy like Fernando Martinez ( during a roster crunch) I understand bringing back Carrasco to see what you can get out of him since your paying him 1.2M for the season.  This season the 35 y/o veteran talked about rebounding but instead was even worse, after coming off an ankle injury he appeared in four games with a 7.36 ERA.

Whether the organization will admit it or not, I do think there was a message sent with the timing of this move and not just an in-effective reliever simply out of chances.  With the Mets allegedly on the cusp of offering Wright a multi-year extension this definitely sends a message that this is DW's organization.  Carrasco put Wright at risk which also created tension, albeit momentary in the dugout with Collins, the bad outing against Cincy just made the cut easy.

They replaced Carrasco on the roster with Robert Carson, the young lefty was up for three games earlier in the season but never got in a game.  Carson's has posted a 1.84 ERA in 12 appearances in AA but has never even been to the AAA level.  While their options are limited in Buffalo, it still seems like they really like   Carson.

"It was pretty self-explanatory," said the struggling Carrasco, who allowed a homer Tuesday to Rickie Weeks as well before plunking Braun. "I would have done the same thing if I was the GM." source ESPN NY
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