MLBtraderumors.com was a hoax or maybe an early April Fools prank but what I am sure of is D.J. Carrasco is not a trade chip. True he had his successes in the recent past but his most recent year was a far cry from his previous averages. No GM in their right mind would trade for a guy that has 1.2 million left on his contract and is nothing more than a 6th or 7th inning guy. The only value he could have is the durability in his arm. He can give you 3 innings and then come back and pitch the next day but if the results are anything like they were last year than I'd pass if I were an "interested" party.
Let's say a team does bite and decides they want to upgrade their bullpen with a rubber arm here's what you can expect in return, salary relief or maybe a dozen bats.Who's to say Miguel Batista, who may make the team instead of DJ, doesn't come back down to Earth after his great finish with the Mets last year. Smart money is on the latter. Furthermore I would think the prudent thing to do would be hold on to as many arms as possible since they seem to fall off mid way through the year.