Our long local nightmare is over — the Mets are dumping D.J. Carrasco.
Following a second straight game in which he served up a home run, the Mets sent out this simple tweet Wednesday night:
Carrasco appeared in four games over the past week since coming back from the disabled list, allowing a run in three of those games, pitching to a 7.36 ERA. That should not come as a surprise — his ERA last season was a whopping 6.02, a season in which he spent half the year in the minors.
Even Carrasco said he deserves to be dumped.
“I’ve struggled here,” Carrasco told ESPNNewYork.com in the understatement of the year. “It was pretty self-explanatory. I would have done the same thing if I was the GM.”
Carrasco can be comforted by the fact that he will continue to collect his $1.2 million salary for this season, the last year of a two-year, $2.4 million contract Sandy Alderson thought was a good idea to give him. At least Alderson admitted his mistake and released him instead of leaving him on the roster (cough cough Omar Minaya/Oliver Perez cough cough).