Mets Agree To Sign Bartolo Colon
So much for yesterday’s claim / complaint that the Mets won’t sign a pitcher to a multi-year deal — according to various reports, the Mets and Bartolo Colon have agreed to a two-year, $20M contract, pending a physical.
Omar Minaya Sandy Alderson finally gets his man.
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I also like watching guys who throw strikes. The Mets will need to catch the ball, though. Colon doesn’t walk people, but he doesn’t strike people out either. How’s that middle infield coming along?
I might have missed it, but I am curious of your take on the Granderson signing. What say you?
But I’m still more thrilled about the old guy signing. Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago when an ageless wonder in bullpen was let go and we were told his year was a fluke, he’s too old to get two years, he can’t keep it up. and he only cost a couple mil a year., And that Kazmir who only cost one million more a year, and if he is healthy has upside and would actually excite many Met fans, we couldn’t get him now could we. The whole front office is a bunch of frauds and hypocrites but a perfect fit for the crooked and evil ownership family!
Okay, I wrote that as a joke, but it’s true that I’d rather buy a guy’s age 41 season when he’s 40 than when he’s 31. What’s the likelihood that Cano and Pujols will even take the field in the final years of their contracts?
By making it this far, Colon has not only cleared many of the hurdles of age, but also lowered his asking price! Semi-old dudes are overpaid, but really old dudes may be the new market inefficiency!