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.
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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