Jul 10, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) throws against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Bartolo Colon trade rumors: Mets make Colon availble for trade talks

The New York Mets have been struggling this season but they seem to ave valuable assets at the trade deadline that might invite a big move by a contending team.

One of those assets is starter Bartolo Colon, who despite his age is having some of the best years of his career right now and the Mets may be looking to move him to see what they can get for him on the open market.

According to ESPN New York, the Mets have made the 41-year old available on the trade market in an attempt to cash in on his sudden late career success.

The New York Mets have made right-hander Bartolo Colon available as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline nears, industry sources told ESPNNewYork.com.

Colon, 41, has performed well in his first season with the Mets, producing an 8-8 record and 3.99 ERA in 18 starts, and may be ideal for a contender looking for a sturdy middle-of-the-rotation arm.

He is making $9 million this season and $11 million in 2015 as part of the two-year deal signed on Dec. 16.

Colon is an interesting choice as a trade candidate to say the very least, but he’s effective and seems to be the type of veteran arm a contender would deal for to have him the rest of the season and into the postseason. There’s no saying he won’t break down at any point, but Colon is a solid arm to rely on and he’s an arm that many teams wouldn’t mind leaning on come October.

Be sure to stay glued to FanSided’s MLB Rumors page to stay up to date with the latest action and rumbling from the baseball hot stove this trade season.

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