You wonder when Bartolo Colon‘s clock will strike midnight – at least – that was the fear of the Oakland Athletics who despite their best efforts, couldn’t come to terms with the starting pitcher.
The veteran arm was absolutely dominant for Oakland last season, posting a 2.65 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 190-innings – doing so at age 39.
Now hoping to secure one last lucrative, mulit-year deal, Colon informed the Athletics of what he wanted – a price Oakland deemed to high. They eventually moved on to Scott Kazmir, which left Colon looking for a new home.
One such possible destination would be in Queens as the New York Mets recently met with Colon’s agent to discuss a potential contract:
Mets had meeting today with agent for Bartolo Colon (18-6, 2.65 in 30 starts, 190 IP for Oak in 2013).
You can’t help but think that at some point, Colon will finally fall off – when though, is anybody’s guess.
Teams simply aren’t going to pay Colon what he’s wanting, so his best move would be to find a deal he deems acceptable in a ballpark that would favor his pitching style and to make a move.
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