Cleveland Indians: Three teams that could trade for Carlos Carrasco

Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians
Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /

Atlanta Braves

Like the Cardinals, the Atlanta Braves were able to have success during the 2020 season despite a rocky performance from the starting pitching. Because of that, they could be another team to call the Cleveland Indians to explore a trade for Carlos Carrasco.

Despite having intriguing pitchers rise through the ranks in the past few seasons, the Braves had just two starters log an ERA below 5.00 during the 2020 season, being Ian Anderson at 1.95 and Max Fried at 2.25. Even with those struggles, the team still captured the NL East title with a 35-25 record and advanced to the NLCS.

Being so close to a potential World Series appearance, the Braves might be more willing than normal to find that missing piece for next season. A veteran like Carrasco could be that piece.

He’s been through the playoffs and in a World Series, but is still hungry for his first ring. He’s also been a stable force and persuading from former teammate and current Atlanta pitcher Josh Tomlin wouldn’t hurt.

As for the return in a potential trade, the Atlanta Braves have six outfielders on their Top 30 prospect list, including four in the top 13. Odds are, one of them would come to Cleveland in a deal.