Bartolo Colon could be headed from the West Coast all the way to the East Coast. After Colon’s out-of-nowhere 18-win season with Oakland, the New York Mets are reportedly interested in signing the Methuselah-like pitcher.
Money could be a stumbling block in the Mets’ efforts to bring Colon aboard. Stop and absorb that thought for a second. 40-year-old Bartolo Colon may be too expensive for the Mets.
Colon’s 2013 resurrection was one of the most baffling stories of the baseball season. Guy had one double-digit win season since 2005, then suddenly put it all together to finish 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA and a 1.166 WHIP.
That is Clemensian. It’s a little too Clemensian for some people, if you know what I mean.
Whispers aside, it’s clear that Colon still has enough left in the tank to be valuable for some team. It’s unlikely he’ll duplicate his freakish 2013 season but you figure he will still be good for double-digit wins and a fair number of innings.
The Mariners, Angels, Orioles and Royals have also been mentioned as possible suitors for Colon. Whoever signs him will need to beef up their training table and lay in a nice supply of Geritol.