MLB rumors: New York Mets trade talk, New York Yankees seeking help

A new week brings a new set of MLB rumors surrounding the New York Mets and New York Yankees as the time to the start of spring training continues to tick down.

New York Mets rumors: Carlos Carrasco still up for trade?

It was reported back in December that the Mets might be looking to trade Carrasco. The rotation has been rebuilt in Queens ahead of the 2023 campaign, with Justin Verlander, Kodai Senga, and Jose Quintana coming on board this offseason. With Max Scherzer, Tylor Megill, and David Peterson still in the mix for spots as well, there might be a reason that the 35-year-old right-hander, who becomes a free agent after this season, could be on the move.

In his latest article (subscription required), ESPN MLB insider Buster Olney writes that pitching depth is a plus for the Mets, but “there’s also a perception among other teams that Carrasco could be dealt.”

If there’s an area where the Mets can improve and a pitcher might need to be a part of the mix to land that player, Carrasco could very well see his time in Queens come to an end.

New York Yankees rumors: Still more to do this offseason?

As our own David Hill mentioned in this article, the Yankees may still be trying to land a veteran to help boost the lineup heading into spring training. Among the names mentioned are 29-year-old Jurickson Profar (who can play both infield and outfield) and 35-year-old Josh Harrison (primarily an infielder).

Of the duo mentioned above, Profar posted one of his better overall seasons at the plate last year (111 OPS+ and .243/.331/.391 slash line with 15 homers and 58 RBI) with the San Diego Padres and can handle duties in left field, an area where the Yankees could still use some additional help this offseason.

Either move would add a depth piece for the Yankees. However, the Yankees could also stand pat this offseason and simply wait until the MLB trade deadline to see what areas could be improved and what players will become available.