Jul 23, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) sits in the dugout after being relieved against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets likely to trade Bartolo Colon before 2015 season

The New York Mets didn’t make any big trades before the deadline passed and don’t seem poised to be buyers in the waiver deadline period this month.

That being said, they have some valuable pieces on their roster and could look to make a deal that sends some of those pieces to contenders before it’s too late to add them tot he postseason roster. Perhaps the most moveable piece the Mets have is pitcher Bartlolo Colon,and it’s looking like when and not if he’ll be traded.

According to MLB scribe Steve Adams, New York may make a trade this August that ships out Colon but one will more than likely be made before 2015.

If they do, it’ll be Colon. He’ll probably clear waivers or fall to a club that needs him at least, so I’d say there’s a decent chance. 40-50% he goes. If not, he’ll probably be moved in the offseason.

Colon has been experiencing a nice resurgence in his career and that’s made him a valuable trade chip for the Mets. They won’t clean up on a Colon trade, but getting decent return for a pitcher in his 40s is more than most teams can ask for in waiver period trades that get made in August.

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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