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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

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

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 free agent projections: starters

Nov 1 2014 9:28pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

Earlier this week I analyzed the New York Mets’ needs in the bullpen. Now I’ll stick with pitching but move into the starting rotation. As it so happens the Mets are very deep at starter going into 2015. Much of the rotation is young and under team control and the one wily, old veteran, Bartolo Colon, has one more year and $11 million left on his contract. As a result of controlling the contracts of 7 or 8 starting pitchers, it’s unlikely that the Mets go out to si ...
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7 weeks ago

New York Mets Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

Oct 31 2014 10:51am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The New York Mets have some talent on their roster, and with a couple of moves this winter, the team could turn into contenders next season. Last year, the Mets made a couple of big splashes by signing Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon. Those moves showed that the front office was committed to winning, and this winter the club could benefit from being aggressive. The Mets could use some help on offense. Outside of Daniel Murphy, David Wright and Juan Lagares, the team doesn't have ...
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The cost of Dillon Gee, who may get traded this winter

Oct 30 2014 12:07pm CDT | Source: mets blog

Mets RHP Dillon Gee can expect a $1.3 million raise and a total salary of $4.9 million in 2015, based on calculations by Dan Masi and Jesse Kantor from Pace Law School (ESPN NY, Oct. 29). MLB Trade Rumors projects Murphy will earn slightly more at $5.1 million (MLBTR, Oct. 14). Gee struggled most of the year with a strained right lat muscle, tossing just 137.1 innings. He was a 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA. However, he was 4-7 with a 4.78 ERA after returning from ...
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7 weeks ago

Will this guy get traded this winter?

Oct 28 2014 8:50am CDT | Source: mets blog

Matthew Cerrone: I get asked a similar question everyday, which goes something like: “What are the chances the Mets trade so-and-so this winter?” I try to always give a semi-educated, mostly guesswork answer, based on the market, the team’s needs, how they and others talk about specific players, contract status, hype, hunch, etc. I’ll try to update this once a week, but here’s where I stand today if asked what percentage chance I think exists that these specific ...
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8 weeks ago

5 Questions, 5 Short Answers

Oct 24 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: mets blog

Here are five questions I keep getting on Twitter and e-mail, followed by my educated guesses… Who will be next year’s shortstop? I’ll say Wilmer Flores or a former top prospect who is close to being out of favor and yet to be acquired, think SS Didi Gregorius or someone from Seattle. He’ll be someone that adds depth on the infield, who will not be the obvious starter, but who will either cost a mid-tier arm or one co ...
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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.


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