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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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East Notes: Colon, Castillo, Tanaka, Yanks, Stanton, Phils

Aug 28 2014 12:57pm CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

It remains to be seen whether the Mets will pull off a deal for veteran starter Bartolo Colon, whose fate will be one of the most-watched storylines over the next few days. Over at Fangraphs, Mike Petriello questions why there has seemed to be such little demand for the righty, concluding that he is likely worth his $11MM salary for next season and could well be an important last-minute upgrade for a contender. Here’s mo ...
Source: MLB Trade Rumors   Full article at: MLB Trade Rumors
 

 
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1 day ago

Latest on Bartolo Colon…

Aug 28 2014 5:27am CDT | Source: mets blog

Bartolo Colon cleared waivers (Fox Sports, August 25), meaning he can now be traded to any team. However, interest teams do not seem interest in meeting Sandy Alderson’s asking price, considering Colon ‘s $11 million salary in 2015… The Royals haven’t been in touch with the Mets of late (Heyman, Aug. 27) and the Dodgers are not nearly as interested in acquiring Bartolo Colon as had been first reported (Gam ...
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1 day ago

What’s on Tap for Thursday, August 28

Aug 28 2014 5:10am CDT | Source: mets blog

The Mets (62-71) and Braves (69-64) will play the rubber game of their three-game series at 7:10 pm ET on Thursday at Citi Field. Jon Niese (7-9, 3.47 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Mike Minor (5-8, 4.90 ERA) for Atlanta.   Upcoming Schedule… In case you missed it… Zack Wheeler tossed seven solid innings, but the Mets couldn’t capitalize on a ninth inning chance during a 3-2 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday >> Read more at MetsBlog ...
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1 day ago

New York Mets Should Deal Bartolo Colon Only If the Price Is Right

Aug 27 2014 12:26pm CDT | Source: Rant Sports

New York Mets‘ Bartolo Colon cleared waivers earlier this week and is now eligible to be traded to any team before the end of the season. Colon has been the workhorse of the Mets rotation this season; he has been a quality pickup and certai ...
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1 day ago

AL West Notes: Angels, Zduriencik, Chirinos

Aug 27 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

Wade LeBlanc struggled in his lone start for the Angels and found himself designated for assignment the next day, but manager Mike Scioscia explained to reporters, including MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez, that the poor outing wasn’t necessarily the cause of the DFA. “This isn’t a reactionary move to a bad outing from last night to say that we’re looking past Wade LeBlanc,” said Scioscia. “Right now, in the short term, we have t ...
Source: MLB Trade Rumors   Full article at: MLB Trade Rumors
 

 
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2 days ago

Anibal Sanchez and the completely hosed Detroit Tigers

Aug 27 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

... who will probably be fine. Baseball is what happens when you're busy trying to predict baseball. All of the words in the winter months. All of the speculation. All of the certainties. Whisper this into the ear of a Tigers fan in January: The Tigers will trade for David Price in July. And watch the grin threaten to split both ears in half. There's no such thing as an invincible baseball team, but there are Big Red Machines and '27 Yankees, teams that felt inevit ...
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2 days ago

Royals, Angels like Bartolo Colon, but not the cost

Aug 27 2014 5:25am CDT | Source: mets blog

The Angels and Royals considered trying to trade for Bartolo Colon, but both teams continue to feel the cost in prospects and salary are too much, sources told reporter Andy Martino (Daily News, Aug. 26). It was reported Tuesday that the Dodgers also had early interest in Colon (Daily News, Aug. 25). Colon cleared waivers (Fox Sports, August 25), meaning he can now be traded to any team.   The Pirates, Orioles (CBS Sports, July 31), Blue Jays and Mariners were said to have ...
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2 days ago

Anibal Sanchez Setback Means Tigers Must Act Before Waiver Trade Deadline

Aug 27 2014 1:43am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

This isn't how the Detroit Tigers saw the script playing out. When they made the blockbuster deal of the deadline, nabbing David Price in a three-team trade with the Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays, the Tigers were supposed to run away with the American League Central and position themselves for another World Series run. Instead, they're clinging to their playoff lives. Even after Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Yankees, Detr ...
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2 days ago

Angels DFA Wade LeBlanc, reportedly aren't interested in Bartolo Colon

Aug 26 2014 9:06pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The Angels don't have a starter for their game on Saturday but "aren't hot for" the idea of acquiring an old friend. The Angels designated left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc for assignment on Tuesday, leaving a hole in their rotation for Saturday, when they're scheduled to host the Athletics in a key AL West contest. LeBlanc, 30, made one start for an Angels squad that is trying to nav ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
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2 days ago

Latest On Angels’ Search For Starter

Aug 26 2014 9:03pm CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

With injuries piling up, and just a week before the deadline to acquire players with post-season eligibility, the Angels are expected to look hard at adding another starter. Here’s the latest: The Halos are pursuing a wide variety of possible approaches to making a deal, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. But GM Jerry Dipoto indicated that the club may end up cobbling together internal options to fill the void. “I’m not particularly hopeful,” he said. “It’s ...
Source: MLB Trade Rumors   Full article at: MLB Trade Rumors
 

 

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