Posted December 11, 2013

Reports: Mets to sign Bartolo Colon for 2 years, $20 million

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Bartolo Colon has a 189-128career record in 15 seasons. (Jed Jacobsohn/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Bartolo Colon has a 189-128 career record in 15 seasons. (Jed Jacobsohn/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

The Mets and pitcher Bartolo Colon have agreed to a two-year deal worth $20 million, as first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The contract — pending a physical — was confirmed by various media.

Colon, 40, was 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA (141 ERA+) and a 4.03 K/BB in 190 1/3 innings for the A’s in 2013. He made the American League All-Star team and placed sixth in the AL Cy Young voting.

He’s experienced some ups and downs in his last three MLB seasons, sandwiching a 36-25 record and a 3.32 ERA in 507 innings around a 50-game suspension for failing a performance-enhancing drug test late in the 2012 season.

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Colon will join the Mets’ starting rotation that likely will include Dillon Gee, Jonathan Niese and Zack Wheeler, as well as a fifth starter from among Jenrry Mejia, Carlos Torres and Rafael Montero.


24 comments
OlderButWiser
OlderButWiser

If Corey Hart hits .275 with 30 H/R's in Seattle Met fans will be jumping out of the top deck. 


So why did Seattle sign Corey Hart?  To bat him 4th behind Cano. 

Willmac7496
Willmac7496

Picture Bartolo swinging a bat.  and then running the bases (if he somehow gets on.) Tell me you're not laughing

GodofAcid
GodofAcid

"Why is everyone saying the Mets sign bad contracts??"

- Jason Bay

MrArlington
MrArlington

Dude had a beast of a season last year in the AL. $10 million per year for a starter is not a lot of money. This was a good signing. So what if he is 40? He is a pitcher.

EnashWaca
EnashWaca

I swear the Mets and the Phillies have the dumbest front offices in the business

inthepresent
inthepresent

jesus christ...


it's a bad signing. 

PEDs. they do a body good. 

the wheels come off early on this one.  

kj4027
kj4027

There was just an article this morning that said no way the Mets will give a 40 year old player a 10 million salary for 1 year. So what do the Mets do? Sign him for 2 years at 20 million. Well I guess the article was right... they would not sign him for just 1 year and 10 mil. Can we please get rid of the Wilpons??????

sportsGuy12
sportsGuy12

has he even batted before??? should be something to see

rentistoohigh
rentistoohigh

Matt Harvey is TJ missing ..Johan is no han....


OK METS fans ...line up for a "great" season

KenNason
KenNason

20 million? at 40? this is why the mets go no where. idiots

laclipperzfan
laclipperzfan

can we just make steroids legal now?  because Fatolo peaking at age 40 and David Ortiz winning the ws mvp are just really bad jokes.  

GO22JETS
GO22JETS

Colon has the BIGGEST head in baseball. Custom made cap

OlderButWiser
OlderButWiser

Colon was 18 6 in 2013 


He was also 32-48 for the six seasons preceding 2013.

Depends which Bartolo Colon shows up for the next 2 seasons.   


Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

I will partially agree in that they are 2 of the worst but by far the worst is the Cubs and they have a history to back that up.

Boogieman1281
Boogieman1281

@kj4027 I'm not crazy about this signing, but at least they are making an effort to be competitive. 

ChrisCahill
ChrisCahill

Make moves, make moves... they make moves fans STILL not happy. 

rentistoohigh
rentistoohigh

@sportsGuy12 actually saw him in a TV interleague last year against Pirates pitching...never dropped the bat .when "baserunning"....if you want to call it that 

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

And just how is this ruining the game?

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

In the helmet/cap industry when they need one that big, they just ask for a Plunkett.