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Morning Mound Visit: Carlos Carrasco tears hamstring, could be out 6-8 weeks

Carrasco out; Even more rules; Bold prediction szn

New York Mets Pitcher Carlos Carrasco During Spring Training Photo by Alejandra Villa Loraca/Newsday RM via Getty Images

Chris McShane | Amazin’ Avenue: Mets starter Carlos Carrasco tore his hamstring and could be out 6-8 weeks. It’s bad news for a team that was already going to be without Noah Syndergaard at the start of the year. The Mets acquired Carrasco, Taijuan Walker, and Joey Lucchesi this winter, but it suddenly doesn’t look like they have enough depth.

Russell Carleton | Baseball Prospectus $: In part two of a two-part series, Russell Carleton takes a look at some of the experimental rules MLB is foisting upon the minors this year. These rules include a limit on pickoff throws, robot umps, and a pitch clock.

Ben Clemens | FanGraphs: The season is almost here which means it’s time for bold predictions. Ben Clemens has gazed into his crystal spreadsheet and has some #hottakes for the National League.