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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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New York Mets Should Not Make a Deal as Trade Deadline Approaches

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The trade deadline is looming, and like every year around this time the rumor mill is hot. The New York Mets have recently been linked to guys such as Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki. There also has been talk of them dealing Bartolo Colon, All-Star Daniel Murphy and top-prospect Noa ...
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Central Rumors: Russell, Colon, Burnett, Bonifacio, Pirates

Jul 29 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

The Cubs are a bit lacking in starting pitching depth following the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, but lefty reliever James Russell suggested one name to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times that could help alleviate the problem: his own name. “There’s still not a doubt in my mind that I could [start],” said Russell, who was drafted as a starter. Russell acknowledged that he may not get the opportunity to start with ...
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Latest trade rumors about Bartolo Colon: He’s happy in NY

Jul 29 2014 8:55am CDT | Source: mets blog

Mets RHP Bartolo Colon pitched into the eighth inning Monday night as the Mets beat the Phillies, 7-1, at Citi Field. Colon, 41, surrendered 10 hits, let up one run, struck out six and tossed 121 pitches. He is now 10-8 with a 3.88 ERA this season.   The Mets have been trying hard to trade Colon (Knobler, July 22). However, while they are willing to pay some of his remaining salary this season, (Martino, July 25), they are unwilling to pick up a portion of his $11 million in 2015 (Car ...
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MLB news: Bartolo Colon and A.J. Burnett duel, Royals and Blue Jays make a deal

Jul 29 2014 6:30am CDT | Source: SBNation

Trade targets Bartolo Colon and A.J. Burnett faced off in New York with scouts in the stands, while the Royals and Blue Jays agree on a three-player trade. With Thursday's trade deadline approaching, two candidates to be dealt, Bartolo Colon and A.J. Burnett, squared off against each other as the Mets and Phillies battled in New York on Monday night. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, multiple teams had scouts in attendance, with the Blue Jays, Cardinals, Pira ...
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BBQ State of Mind: In the Citi by Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

Jul 29 2014 12:00am CDT | Source: baseball prospectus

The boys check out Jason Parks, Bartolo Colon, and an inadequate s ...
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East Notes: Rays, Colon, Blue Jays, Beckham

Jul 28 2014 10:14pm CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

Expecting fireworks at the deadline from the Rays?  History would dictate that it won’t happen, writes Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.  If anything, Topkin writes, Rays executive VP Andrew Friedman has been known for holding on to big-name players like Carl Crawford, B.J. Upton, and James Shields.  More from the AL and NL East.. There’s “absolutely nothing” brewing on trade talks for Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon at the moment, a source tells An ...
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Mets 7, Phillies 1: Creeping Up on .500, Mets Appear to Be Avoiding Any Major Roster Moves

Jul 28 2014 9:50pm CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

The Mets scored an easy victory over the Phillies, aided by catcher Travis d’Arnaud’s three-run homer and another strong performance by starter Bartolo Colon. ...
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d’Arnaud homers as Mets crush Phillies 7-1

Jul 28 2014 9:19pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Bartolo Colon let the trade talk get to him — a dozen years ago, when he was dealt from the Indians to the Expos. Baseball is now long gone in Montreal, but the 41-year-old pitcher is still going strong — and certainly won’t get distracted by any rumours. Travis d’Arnaud went 3 for 4 with a three-run homer, Colon made his second straight strong start, and the Mets crushed the Phillies 7-1 on Mond ...
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d’Arnaud homers as Mets crush Phillies 7-1

Jul 28 2014 9:19pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Bartolo Colon let the trade talk get to him — a dozen years ago, when he was dealt from the Indians to the Expos. Baseball is now long gone in Montreal, but the 41-year-old pitcher is still going strong — and certainly won’t get distracted by any rumours. Travis d’Arnaud went 3 for 4 with a three-run homer, Colon made his second straight strong start, and the Mets crushed the Phillies 7-1 on Monday night. "That’s when I really n ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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d’Arnaud homers as Mets crush Phillies 7-1

Jul 28 2014 9:19pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Bartolo Colon let the trade talk get to him — a dozen years ago, when he was dealt from the Indians to the Expos. Baseball is now long gone in Montreal, but the 41-year-old pitcher is still going strong — and certainly won’t get distracted by any rumours. Travis d’Arnaud went 3 for 4 with a three-run homer, Colon made his second straight strong start, and the Mets crushed the Phillies 7-1 on Mond ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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