Bartolo Colon scratched. Mother "extremely ill." Carlos Torres to start. #mets
#Mets strongly suspect will stand pat today. Feel better market forms for Colon in offseason when he is 1-yr, $11M
Nothing has changed regarding Colon. Mets won't eat any of the $13 million he is owed. Team officials expect he will still be a Met on 8/1.
New York Daily News "A new possibility has emerged for the Mets’ Bartolo Colon, although it remains to be seen how serious it is. According to major league sources, the Kansas City Royals are considering making a run at one of Monday night’s starters in New York, Colon or Philadelphia’s A.J. Burnett." July 29
New York Daily News "The Bartolo Colon trade market is not yet scorching, but it is far too early to say that it won’t get there. When you zoom out and look around the league, you realize that teams waiting on David Price, Cliff Lee, and Ian Kennedy could easily turn to Colon on July 30 or 31. In fact, if the Mets..." July 25
New York Post "The Mets want to move Bartolo Colon if, for nothing else, to redirect the $11 million he is owed next year to other needs. But multiple executives from outside of the Mets say it is exactly that $11 million owed in 2015 that will make Sandy Alderson’s job trading the righty anywhere from..." July 23
Two things I was told today: Mets are still unsure if they will go after a bat, and teams haven't begun calling about Colon.
ESPN New York "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..." July 14
New York Post "The ugliest game in which the Mets have participated this year – or at least a strong contender – at least had a sexy starting pitching performance. Bartolo Colon took the pressure off his struggling lineup and overworked bullpen Wednesday with his best outing in a Mets uniform. With the..." May 29
New York Post "On a night the Mets needed a gunslinger to tame these torrid Rockies bats, they ended up with Bad Bart and a severe case of saddle soreness. Bartolo Colon had absolutely nothing for the second time in four starts, and the Mets didn’t mount an offensive charge until it was too late in a 7-4 loss..." May 02
New York Post "If the umpires searched Bartolo Colon’s neck for a foreign substance on Thursday, chances are they only would have found peanut butter. Other than for one abysmal afternoon in Southern California, the rotund right-hander has given the Mets exactly what they would have expected for two years and..." April 25
Mets have agreed to terms with Bartolo Colon. Hearing its 2-year deal, pending physical.
Sources: #Mets, Colon in agreement on two-year, $20M deal, pending physical.
Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Mets have agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal with Bartolo Colon. Colon going from out of baseball in 2010 to throwing 507 innings with a 3.32 ERA over the past three seasons is a remarkable story, especially considering he was 38 years old..." December 11
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "If the Rangers are going to add a starting pitcher this off-season, it will be done on a one-year basis to help keep a spot warm for one from a group of fast-moving pitching prospects who could reach the majors in 2014. As such, a baseball source said that they have interest in former Cy Young..." December 10
Mets had meeting today with agent for Bartolo Colon (18-6, 2.65 in 30 starts, 190 IP for Oak in 2013).
Sources confirm Kazmir to the #Athletics and pursuit of Colon at an end.
#Athletics want Colon back, but only at price they deem reasonable. Hudson probably more trustworthy. Would have mentored Gray, Parker, etc.
CBSSports.com "The A's are planning to make a one-year offer to free agent pitcher Bartolo Colon, the ace of this year's staff. Colon told A's writers during the playoffs that he might be interested in playing three more years in total. However, the A's apparently would like to keep Colon, who's 40 now, on a..." November 12
CSN Bay Area "There’s some interesting reading (or make that viewing) from ESPN’s Buster Olney, who addressed Bartolo Colon’s free agency status in a video blog posted Wednesday. Olney reports that team executives around the majors are “running in the other direction from this pitcher” because of Colon’s age..." November 09
MLB Trade Rumors "The Athletics have announced that they will not extend qualifying offers to free agents Bartolo Colon and Grant Balfour. Neither player will require a new team to sacrifice a draft pick this winter. The move isn't surprising, given the $14.1MM value of a qualifying offer. Colon would've been..." November 04
Katz on Colon/#Athletics reunion: "They’ve expressed interest. Bartolo loved his time there and would be interested in (talking to them)."
Bartolo Colon tells me he would like to come back to the #Athletics if they give him the opportunity.
It's Colon on Friday then Gray Parker and Straily. #Athletics
San Francisco Chronicle "All-Star Bartolo Colon came off the disabled list after missing five days with a groin strain and he looked more like his usual self allowing one run in five innings Thursday. Colon's velocity which had dipped from the mid-90s in early July to the mid-80s in two outings before he went on the..." August 30
Colon will start Thursday in Detroit.
San Francisco Chronicle "Oakland's pitching plans are starting to take shape. All-Star Bartolo Colon (groin) threw a 38-pitch bullpen session Monday and appears a likely option to start Thursday's game; the A's first want to see how he comes out of the Monday throwing session. Manager Bob Melvin said Colon geared up..." August 27
#Athletics will put 14-game winner Bartolo Colon on DL Sunday (left groin) and start LHP Tommy Milone up from Sacramento in his place.
Melvin: There are no plans to skip Colon's next start or provide extra rest for the 40-year-old #Athletics
New York Daily News "Major League Baseball officials told union leaders during a meeting at the Players Association’s midtown Manhattan offices on Tuesday that they plan to suspend Alex Rodriguez and eight other players who allegedly obtained performance-enhancing drugs from a South Florida anti-aging clinic. Most..." July 31
San Francisco Chronicle "All was not hunky-dory with the A's on Tuesday night, but the way they're going at home, they still managed to beat the Yankees. Left fielder Yoenis Céspedes exited after two innings with a left hamstring strain, and Señor Strike, Bartolo Colon, walked a bunch of hitters, something he almost..." June 12
San Francisco Chronicle "Cloud or no cloud, Bartolo Colon remains an effective pitcher for the A's, who beat the Brewers today 6-1 to win another series. Colon was listed in an ESPN report on Tuesday as a candidate to be suspended by Major League Baseball for his link to the Biogenesis clinic in Florida, even though he..." June 06
San Francisco Chronicle "Bartolo Colon will start on Saturday at Houston, Melvin announced; he had suggested that as a strong possibility last week. That’s the day Colon ends his suspension, and he must be reinstated that date, plus this eliminates the need to find Colon a spot to get in some work before returning to the..." April 02
San Francisco Chronicle "Among the things that ain't what they used to be: the shame and disgrace of being busted for steroids. Exhibits C and C: Bartolo Colon and Melky Cabrera. They're both back in baseball - although Colon has five games left on his suspension - and will be earning nice paychecks, without having..." March 16
San Francisco Chronicle "On a day when Bartolo Colon discussed his drug suspension for the first time, another A's pitcher was connected to performance-enhancing drugs in a report. Jordan Norberto, a left-hander who was a valuable member of the Oakland bullpen last season, was linked to the South Florida clinic that is..." February 20
Oakland Tribune "The A's had some hopes, privately expressed, that right-hander Bartolo Colon would speak with the media, and perhaps with his teammates, about his 50-game suspension for a positive drug test that began last year. But when pitchers and catchers -- and quite a few position players -- reported to..." February 12