Bartolo Colon RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bartolo Colon told Nats catcher he wouldn’t swing during at-bats

    Sportress of Blogitude "Bartolo Colon halted a personal two-game losing streak on Monday night, going seven innings and allowing one run on five hits while walking two and striking out two in the New York Mets’ 7-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. The stellar pitching performance came one day ahead of Colon..." May 24

  • A Surprising Lawsuit Claims Bartolo Colon Is A ‘Deadbeat Dad’ To A Secret Family

    Uproxx "Bartolo Colon has become baseball’s lovable big guy over the years. With his teddy bear persona and the occasional surprising displays of Old Fat Guy Athleticism (see here and here), he’s frequently sent the entire baseball world into fits of pure joy. However, the most recent story surrounding..." May 18

  • Bartolo Colon's HR card shatters sales records of Topps Now

    ESPN "A baseball card of Bartolo Colon's home run shattered sales records of Topps Now, the card manufacturer's new on-demand printing business. The company sold 8,826 cards of the 42-year-old pitcher hitting a home run on Saturday. The card went on sale at 11:30 a.m. ET on Sunday and stopped..." May 09

  • Shields at peace with Colon HR: 'I'd be trotting pretty slow myself'

    San Diego Union-Tribune "For the record, James Shields cared about the loss – not home run that trended on social media well into the night. Bartolo Colon’s slow trot around the bases didn’t bother the 34-year-old right-hander in the least, either. “Absolutely not,” Shields said while chuckling Sunday morning. “I think..." May 09

  • Mets pitcher Colon hits 1st homer just shy of 43rd birthday

    Yahoo! Sports "They say the best things in life are worth waiting for. On Saturday night in San Diego, Bartolo Colon proved that to be true. In a moment many baseball fans dreamed about but never believed would actually happen, the beloved Mets right-hander finally connected for his first career home..." May 08

  • Why Bartolo Colon turned down more money to stay with Mets

    New York Post "Bartolo Colon wasn’t ready to start a new family. The veteran righty says he had at least one better offer to pitch elsewhere this season, but wanted the Mets and the comforts of remaining planted in New York. “All these guys are my family,” Colon said Wednesday through an interpreter,..." February 25

  • Yes, Bartolo Colon's batting could net him $50,000 in 2016

    CBS Sports "The Mets recently came to terms with 42-year-old right-hander/international treasure Bartolo Colon on a $7.25 million contract for 2016. Now, via CBSSports MLB Insider Jon Heyman, comes the package of incentives that's built into said contract. Regard ... $50,000 for All Star $50,000 for..." December 19

  • Mets re-sign Bartolo Colon to one-year, $7.25M contract

    CBS Sports "The Mets have re-signed veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon to a one-year contract worth $7.25 million, CBS Sports MLB Insider Jon Heyman confirmed Wednesday. Colon, 42, is coming off a 2015 season in which he pitched to a 4.16 ERA and 5.67 K/BB ratio in 194 2/3 innings of work. In the..." December 17

  • Mets have some competition for free agent Bartolo Colon, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets aren't the only team interested in landing Bartolo Colon. PLUS: Everything you need to know about Mets' busy Wednesday MLB.com's Mark Bowman reported Thursday that the Atlanta Braves are also considering signing the 42-year-old right-hander. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal also..." December 10

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Mets are working on bringing bartolo colon back to fill that 5th starter slot now. Very possible @MarcCarig on it

  • Mets' Colon intends to return for 19th season at age 43

    Fox Sports "Encouraged by his performance this season, New York Mets veteran starter Bartolo Colon wants to give it at least one more season, his 19th, in the majors before he ends his career. Colon, who is 14-13 with a 4.18 ERA and 135 strikeouts against 24 walks in 193 2/3 innings this season, made his..." October 01

  • Bartolo Colon Sets Consecutive-Scoreless-Innings Record for P 42 Years or Older

    Bleacher Report "Bartolo Colon continues to defy what sports fans have come to understand about aging. The New York Mets starting pitcher gave up two runs to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. However, before his night was over, Colon made history. The right-hander passed both Warren Spahn and Cy Young to..." September 11

  • Bartolo Colon knows you're laughing, and doesn't like it

    Sporting News "Much has been made about Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon and his hitting this season. Even MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Colon's hitting has "been a great source of entertainment" for him. Manfred's comments were not a compliment. Colon hears the chatter, and apparently doesn't appreciate..." June 04

  • Bartolo Colon’s at-bats the argument against the DH says MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    New York Daily News "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has the perfect argument against bringing the designanted hitter to the National League: No one would see Bartolo Colon hit. "Not having National League pitchers hit would deprive us, for example, of the entertainment that Bartolo Colon has given us this year,"..." June 03

  • Mets have changed their plan about trading Bartolo Colon

    New York Daily News "Yeah, Bartolo Colon lost to the Marlins on Wednesday, but his list of Met moments is long, for a guy who arrived only last year. Choose your favorite: The time he ran to to personally pick a baserunner off first base? His beer-league hits? Or when Colon announces himself by banging a foam..." April 30

  • Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom to get opening honors

    ESPN New York "Bartolo Colon will start for the New York Mets on Opening Day against the Washington Nationals in D.C., with Jacob deGrom slated to get the home opener a week later, organization sources told ESPN.com. The Mets plan to announce their full rotation on Monday. However, sources told ESPN.com..." March 23

  • Dodgers, Angels among teams courting Colon

    CSN Bay Area "After clearing waivers Monday, Bartolo Colon is reportedly drawing interest from playoff-hopeful teams, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. Both the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers are two of the teams identified by Martino as teams to be most engaged with interest..." August 27

  • Mets have options in potential deal for Colon

    MLB.com "Bartolo Colon laughed when asked about the possibility that the Mets may trade him prior to Sunday's waiver Trade Deadline. A 17-year veteran of eight big league clubs, Colon pays so little heed to this sort of thing that he was unaware he even hit the waiver wire until a reporter brought reports..." August 26

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Bartolo Colon scratched. Mother "extremely ill." Carlos Torres to start. #mets

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Mets strongly suspect will stand pat today. Feel better market forms for Colon in offseason when he is 1-yr, $11M

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    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    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.

  • Sources: Kansas City Royals could be in play for Mets' Bartolo Colon

    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

  • How a Bartolo Colon trade would go down and what about a big trade for a Colorado hitter?

    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

  • Mets will find moving Bartolo Colon no simple task

    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

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    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    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.

  • Bartolo Colon available for trades

    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

  • Colon cruises as Mets blank Pirates in horrible, sloppy game

    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

  • Colon, Mets no match for potent Rockies offense

    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

  • Colon pitches Mets to series win over Cardinals

    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

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    Sweeny Murti @YankeesWFAN

    Mets have agreed to terms with Bartolo Colon. Hearing its 2-year deal, pending physical.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Mets, Colon in agreement on two-year, $20M deal, pending physical.

  • Mets sign 40-year-old Bartolo Colon for 2 years, $20 million

    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

  • Rangers interested in Bartolo Colon

    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

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    Sweeny Murti @YankeesWFAN

    Mets had meeting today with agent for Bartolo Colon (18-6, 2.65 in 30 starts, 190 IP for Oak in 2013).

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Sources confirm Kazmir to the #Athletics and pursuit of Colon at an end.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Athletics not optimistic about keeping Colon. Exploring other options, as they did when they pursued Hudson, who went to #SFGiants instead.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Athletics want Colon back, but only at price they deem reasonable. Hudson probably more trustworthy. Would have mentored Gray, Parker, etc.

  • A's want amazing Colon back in Oakland but on a one-year deal.

    CBS Sports "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

  • MLB team executives shying away from Colon

    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

  • A's won't extend qualifying offers to Colon, Balfour

    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

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    Joe Stiglich @joestiglich

    Katz on Colon/#Athletics reunion: "They’ve expressed interest. Bartolo loved his time there and would be interested in (talking to them)."

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Bartolo Colon tells me he would like to come back to the #Athletics if they give him the opportunity.

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    It's Colon on Friday then Gray Parker and Straily. #Athletics

  • Colon sharp in return from DL for A's

    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

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Colon will start Thursday in Detroit.

  • Bartolo Colon might start for A's on Thursday

    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

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Colon threw a 38-pitch bullpen session and all went well; #Athletic hopeful he will start vs. #Tigers on Thursday.

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    John Hickey @JHickey3

    #Athletics will put 14-game winner Bartolo Colon on DL Sunday (left groin) and start LHP Tommy Milone up from Sacramento in his place.

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    Jeff Kirshman @jkirsh91

    Melvin: There are no plans to skip Colon's next start or provide extra rest for the 40-year-old #Athletics

  • MLB: A-Rod and eight others to be suspended this week

    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

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