Oct 4, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) pitches the ball against the Detroit Tigers during the sixth inning in game one of the American League divisional series playoff baseball game at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Mets Meet with Bartolo Colon's Agent

UPDATE, 4:56 PM:

Marc Carig tweets that a Mets/Colon union is unlikely:

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

According to Sweeny Murti of WFAN, the Mets had a meeting today with the agent for free agent pitcher Bartolo Colon.

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:

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.

Thoughts:

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.

 

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