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