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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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Tonight’s Game: Marlins at Mets

Sep 16 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: mets blog

The Mets and Marlins play the second game of their series on Tuesday night at Citi Field. Mets First Pitch begins at 6 p.m. on SNY. The game is scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m. Bartolo Colon (13-12, 4.14) starts for the Mets, while Nathan Eovaldi (6-11, 4.29) pitches for Miami. Mets Marlins 1. Juan Lagares – CF 1. Christian Yelich – LF 2. Daniel Murphy – 3B 2. Donovan Solano – 2B 3. Travis d’Arnaud – C 3. ...
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What’s on Tap for Tuesday, Sept. 16

Sep 16 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: mets blog

The Mets (72-79) continue their three-game series against the Marlins (73-76) on Tuesday at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m. ET. Bartolo Colon (13-12, 4.14 ERA) will get the start for the Mets, opposed by Nathan Eovaldi (6-11, 4.29 ERA) for Miami. Remaining schedule In case you missed it Jacob deGrom tied a modern-day Major League record by striking out the first eight batters of the game, but the Mets lost to ...
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Game recap: Marlins 6 – Mets 5

Sep 15 2014 9:33pm CDT | Source: mets blog

Recap: The Mets dropped their series opener to the Marlins, 6-5, on Monday night at Citi Field. Need to Know: Mets starter Jacob deGrom dominated early, striking out the first batter he faced en route to 13 for the game. deGrom tossed six scoreless innings and was cruising into the seventh. Wilmer Flores lined a first-inning, two-run double that stuck for the first six frames. Yet, the Marlins rallied for three runs off deGrom in the seventh, building ...
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Nats Journal: Matt Williams says ‘shenanigans’ won’t carry over for Nationals, Mets

Sep 12 2014 6:19pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

The Nationals do not believe Bartolo Colon’s apparently intentional plunking of Jayson Werth —  “last night’s shenanigans,” Manager Matt Williams called them — will carry over into Friday night’s game. The Nationals did not retaliate Thursday, with Werth saying they “don’t have time for ...
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Corey Kluber isn't Cliff Lee and that's great news for the Indians

Sep 12 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: SBNation

For once, the Indians don't need to immediately deal an ace they've discovered. Timing has almost always been an issue for the Indians' development of pitchers over the last few decades. Most of Charles Nagy's best years came before the Indians were relevant -- once they were, he was far less effective than in his younger days, mostly fitting in as a league-average arm who could eat innings. ...
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2014 MLB standings: A's drop another one-run game

Sep 12 2014 6:30am CDT | Source: SBNation

Oakland's grasp on the top Wild Card slot in the AL isn't so firm anymore. The Athletics fell to 20-25 in one-run games this season with a 1-0 loss to the White Sox -- or, more accurately, Chris Sale -- on Thursday. Sale allowed only two hits and two walks in eight scoreless innings. He struck out nine batters en route to lowering his ERA to 1.99. Since a five-walk outing against th ...
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What’s on Tap for Friday, Sept. 12…

Sep 12 2014 5:30am CDT | Source: mets blog

The Mets (71-76) continue their four-game series against the Nationals (83-62) on Friday at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m. ET. Dillon Gee (6-7, 3.74 ERA) will get the start for the Mets, opposed by Gio Gonzalez (8-9, 3.78 ERA) for Washington. In case you missed it Bartolo Colon and Terry Collins were ejected early, and the Mets fell to the Nationals, 6-2, on Thursday at Citi Field >> Read more at MetsBlog, ESPN, MLB.com, ...
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Nationals cruise past the Mets, who put up a fight without staying competitive

Sep 11 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

NEW YORK — The New York Mets never posed a threat to the Washington Nationals on Thursday night, and so instead they provided a sideshow. They blundered on the bases, flailed at the plate and disintegrated on the mound. All season, the Nationals built their nearly insurmountable division lead on the Mets’ backs. When they asserted superiority again, Bartolo Colon resorted to chucking fastballs at them rat ...
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Nationals 6, Mets 2: Nationals Help Direct Mets’ Thoughts to Next Year

Sep 11 2014 10:02pm CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

Washington scored all six of its runs off starter Bartolo Colon to take a big early lead and prevented the Mets from capitalizing on base-loaded situations in the sevent ...
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