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MLB: NY Mets Agree to 2-Year, $20 M Deal for SP Bartolo Colon
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MLB: NY Mets Agree to 2-Year, $20 M Deal for SP Bartolo Colon

Dec 11 2013, 6:17pm CST | by

The New York Mets agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal for starting pitcher Bartolo Colon on Wednesday.

The New York Mets have agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal for starting pitcher Bartolo Colon.  Andrew Simon of the Mets' official website wrote more details on Dec. 11 about the team's latest...

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MLB: NY Mets Agree to 2-Year, $20 M Deal for SP Bartolo Colon

Dec 11 2013, 6:17pm CST | by

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The New York Mets agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal for starting pitcher Bartolo Colon on Wednesday.

The New York Mets have agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal for starting pitcher Bartolo Colon

Andrew Simon of the Mets' official website wrote more details on Dec. 11 about the team's latest acquisition. 

"The Mets moved to bolster their starting rotation on Wednesday, agreeing to a two-year, $20 million contract with free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon, according to a source. The contract is pending a physical, and the club did not officially confirm the deal." 

Mike Puma of the New York Post notes the impending signing of Colon comes at a time when the Mets are missing the services of starter Matt Harvey. Puma also says Colon's deal is pending a physical with the team. 

Harvey underwent successful Tommy John elbow surgery on Oct. 22 and is expected to sit out the entire 2014 MLB season, per The New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert. 

With this, the 40-year-old Colon joins a Mets rotation comprised of Jonathan Niese, Zack Wheeler and Dillon Gee. 

For his part, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin spoke with a National League scout who lauded the Mets' move. The scout quipped,"Excellent signing by the Mets. The Mets have had a productive 72 hours." 

The scout is also referring to the Mets' Dec. 10 signing of former New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson, who will be paid $60 million over a four-year span. Rubin emphasizes "the Mets have already committed $87.25 million to free-agent contracts this offseason."

Colon posted an 18-6 record with a 2.65 ERA in 190.3 innings for the Oakland Athletics in 2013, earning him American League All-Star honors and a sixth-place finish in the AL Cy Young race.  

He, just like Granderson, is a former Yankee. He suited up for the team in 2011 and finished with an 8-10 record with a 4.00 ERA, according to Puma. 

Colon had previously tested positive for elevated testosterone levels in 2012, per CBS San Francisco. His name was included in the Biogenesis of America scandal, where several major leaguers allegedly purchased illegal performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) from Anthony Bosch in Florida.

However, he was neither suspended nor fined by MLB for his involvement in Biogenesis, the CBS report goes on to say.  

 
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Colon posts 15th win, reaches 200 innings in Game 162

Sep 28 2014 7:13pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

Bartolo Colon completed his eighth season of at least 200 innings and his eighth with at least 15 wins with the Mets' 8-3 victory on Sunday. And he did it all a ...
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Altuve wins AL batting title in Astros loss

Sep 28 2014 3:52pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Jose Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wrapped up the American League batting title with two more hits for the Houston Astros, beaten 8-3 by the New York Mets after Bobby Abreu sparked the decisive rally Sunday with a base hit in his final big league at-bat. Lucas Duda homered and drove in four runs, Bartolo Colon reached 15 wins for the eighth time and the Mets finished second in the NL East, their highest spot ...
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3 days ago

Altuve wins AL batting title in Astros loss

Sep 28 2014 3:52pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Jose Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wrapped up the American League batting title with two more hits for the Houston Astros, beaten 8-3 by the New York Mets after Bobby Abreu sparked the decisive rally Sunday with a base hit in his final big league at-bat. Lucas Duda homered and drove in four runs, Bartolo Colon reached 15 wins for the eighth time and the Mets finished second in the NL East, t ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 days ago

Altuve wins AL batting title in Astros loss

Sep 28 2014 3:52pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Jose Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wrapped up the American League batting title with two more hits for the Houston Astros, beaten 8-3 by the New York Mets after Bobby Abreu sparked the decisive rally Sunday with a base hit in his final big league at-bat. Lucas Duda homered and drove in four runs, Bartolo Colon reached 15 wins for the eighth time and the Mets finished second in the NL East, their highest spot in the standings since 2008. New York (79-83) won ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 days ago

Altuve wins AL batting title in Astros loss

Sep 28 2014 3:52pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Jose Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wrapped up the American League batting title with two more hits for the Houston Astros, beaten 8-3 by the New York Mets after Bobby Abreu sparked the decisive rally Sunday with a base hit in his final big league at-bat. Lucas Duda homered and drove in four runs, Bartolo Colon reached 15 wins for the eighth time and the Mets finished second in t ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 days ago

Altuve wins AL batting title in Astros loss

Sep 28 2014 3:52pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Jose Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wrapped up the American League batting title with two more hits for the Houston Astros, beaten 8-3 by the New York Mets after Bobby Abreu sparked the decisive rally Sunday with a base hit in his final big league at-bat. Lucas Duda homered and drove in four runs, Bartolo Colon reached 15 wins for the eighth time and the Mets finished second in the NL East, their highest spot in the standings since 2008. New York (79- ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 days ago

Altuve wins AL batting title in Astros loss

Sep 28 2014 3:52pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Jose Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wrapped up the American League batting title with two more hits for the Houston Astros, beaten 8-3 by the New York Mets after Bobby Abreu sparked the decisive rally Sunday with a base hit in his final big league at-bat. Lucas Duda homered and drove in four runs, Bartolo Colon reached 15 wins for the eighth time and the Mets finished second in the NL East, their highest spot in the standings since 2 ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Duda helps Mets end season on optimistic note

Sep 28 2014 3:13pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

Bartolo Colon's six innings of three-run ball made him a 15-game winner at age 41, and Lucas Duda's career-high 89th and 90th RBIs put the Mets ahead for good, before his 30th homer iced the Mets' 8-3 victory on Sunday afterno ...
Source: MLB News Index   Full article at: MLB News Index
 

 
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Game recap: Mets 8 – Astros 3

Sep 28 2014 3:13pm CDT | Source: mets blog

Recap: The Mets closed their 2014 season with an 8-3 win over the Astros on Sunday at Citi Field. Need to know: Lucas Duda capped a career season with his 30th home run, recording four RBIs to finish with 92 for 2014. Duda’s fifth-inning double snapped a 2-2 tie and gave the Mets the lead for good. Ruben Tejada also struck his fifth homer of the season, driving a two-run blast in the eighth inning. Making his final start of the season, Bartolo Colon scattered eight hits and allowed three ...
Source: mets blog   Full article at: mets blog
 

 

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