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Bartolo Colon rumors: Angels, Royals no longer interested

If ever there was a phrase I never expected to acknowledge and consider in my life, it would be this one: the Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City Royals are reportedly “no longer hot for” Bartolo Colon.

What that sentence necessarily implies, of course, is that the Angels and Royals were considered at one point to be hot for Colon. I am happy to discuss Colon and his career as a pitcher just like anybody else interested in baseball, but I never expected that conversation to include discussing who is “hot for him.”

The New York Mets would like to trade Colon. He cleared waivers this week, meaning that the team can officially trade him if they find the right deal. They might have trouble finding a match, however, as Colon’s $11 million salary next season is scaring off potential suitors.

Andy Martino reports that the money left on Colon’s deal is the primary reason that the Angels and Royals are no longer interested:

On the surface of it, one would assume that the Mets would be fielding multiple offers for Colon given the boost he could provide to a contender’s rotation. Not so, however, thanks to complicating factors such as what it would take to acquire him and the money it would cost next season.

Tags: Bartolo Colon Kansas City Royals Los Angeles Angels New York Mets

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