UPDATE, 4:56 PM:
Marc Carig tweets that a Mets/Colon union is unlikely:
After Bartolo Colon’s agents met with the Mets today, a source says it appears the pitcher likely won’t fit within team’s price range.
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) December 9, 2013
Colon, who turns 41 in May, is likely seeking a one year deal.
Shortly after Murti’s tweet, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News had this to say:
I am told Mets likely not serious players for Bartolo Colon. Too pricey.
— Andy Martino (@MartinoNYDN) December 9, 2013
Colon was spectacular last year for Oakland. In 190 innings pitched, Colon posted a 2.65 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. He allowed 193 hits, walked 29, and struck out 117.
Colon has been pretty sturdy and effective since 2011, but there’s always a bit of concern with older pitchers, and Colon will turn 41 in May.
However, Colon would be a worthy gamble on a one year deal.
The issue for the Mets, is that Colon will likely cost a significant amount of money. If the Mets dedicate $10 million or so to Colon, they’ll be dropping a large chunk of their remaining dollars.