Teams have still not contacted Mets about Bartolo Colon

As of Sunday, team had to start contacting the Mets about possibly acquiring RHP Bartolo Colon, according to a source (NY Post, July 20).

It was reported earlier in this month that teams were likely to show significant interest in trading for the 41-year-old pitcher (Cafardo, July 13).


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The Yankees, A’s, Blue Jays, Angels, Orioles, Brewers, Indians, Pirates and Mariners have all been listed in reports as teams that could have interest in acquiring Colon.

According to former GM now ESPN analyst Jim Bowden, the Mets can expect to be offered one, good upper-level prospect for Colon (ESPN Insider, June 27).

Colon will earn $9 million this season, and is due $11 million in 2015.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

July 17: I expect the Mets to play his market like they did last year with Marlon Byrd. I bet they talk with a lot of teams this July, ask for way too much and – unless some team overpays, which they will not – no deal will get done. Instead, Colon keeps pitching for the Mets through early August. However, if the Mets struggle to get over .500, if they slip a bit, and if enough teams remain interested, my hunch is – like Byrd – Colon could get moved through waivers for a couple of minor leaguers >> Read more.




80 comments
For_Sale
For_Sale

Hey Blue Jays,  we got Colon, Murphy and Lagares.  You have Anthony Gose, Daniel Norris and AJ Jiminez.  Lets talk because we dont want to pay Murphy.  You are 2.5 games out, dont miss the playoffs by 1 game.

Chris Mccabe
Chris Mccabe

NO body wants the Mets  40  year old toad...Another smoke and mirror trick from Mr.Met...........

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Nobody wants to talk to Sandy and listen to his BS! !!

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

Trades?  I'm still thinking of the Angel Pagan trade.  The Giants got a leadoff hitter that they can't live without, and the Mets got...well I'm not inviting unwanted moderation.  I just get angry when analysts outside of SNY say that Pagan has been the catalyst of the Giants offense.


By the way, look how good Kirk Newinwuss is doing.

rubiconx0
rubiconx0

get what ever money you can for him, take the money and save it to pay Tulowitzki!

For_Sale
For_Sale

Hard to believe but colon is coming up on 200 wins

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Why would a "source" report this?  If it's on the Mets side, it's not raising interest.  If an opponent is doing it because they are interested between now and the trade deadline it makes some sense.


I just thing it's negligent to act like any "source" giving info is correct.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

I think we all should prepare ourselves for Colon to be moved in a deal that we either won't see the sense in, or won't think the Mets got enough in return. IMO Sandy NEVER intended Colon to be here beyond the first year of this contract and barring dfa'ing him, Sandy will take almost anything not to have to cut that $11mil check next season...

theglider
theglider

Teams will trade for pitching at the deadline. This is a guy who has a passable ERA and gas started 19 games, averaging about 7 innings. Somebody will want him and overpay to get him. It happens all the time.

drmetfan
drmetfan

Colon has 3 starts left before the deadline. A lot will depend on how he perform in these outings. I still see a team offering a good enough package for him. 

Father Dooley
Father Dooley

It's the FAT rule:

Fatness

Attracts

Totally no-one

donw
donw

Let's be honest, which teams are a Colon away from making the playoffs?  This is the measure for whether anything meaningful can be acquired if we trade him.

Mike Herrington
Mike Herrington

As with many trades, teams look to go after the best pitcher they can acquire. Then once trades start happening, pitchers come off the list. Then way on the bottom of that list is someone like Colon. It will be late before the Mets get any takers if any.

Torres maybe a better pitching trade chip. With all the young pitchers coming up, more so right handed pitcher like Torres, he could be moved.

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

BTW, Cambell is in the starting lineup tonight at 1B with Duda DHing 

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

At 41 yrs old, Bartolo is not going to get any team to trade prospects for him.

Willy Whitelaw
Willy Whitelaw

Michelin man needs to pitch better so someone can take his awful contract off our hands. Waste of a roster spot for .500 team

matt520
matt520

Lets be honest, we have no idea whether or not teams have contacted Sandy about Colon.

anymos
anymos

@flmetsfan It was a bad trade, but lets not act like this is Andrew McCutchen.  Reports at the time were that Pagan was traded because guys on the team thought he quit on them- that he was a little too comfortable not seeing his name in the lineup.  Maybe a change of scenery was in order for him to have the success he's had- though he's still a regular on the DL.

For_Sale
For_Sale

@flmetsfan Pagan played one great season for them, and then hasnt been able to stay on the field.  

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

When it comes to trades, you really can't believe any "source", first all teams use sources to try to either increase or decrease value of a player, secondly there are those in the media who write anything to get a headline.

rico
rico

@C.K. Dexter Haven I don't know if Sandy banked on "Never" having him for a 2nd year. When you sign a 40 year old, no guarantee he's going to stay blue-chip so you have to be prepared to go with the contract. 


I think the mets are in a good place with Bartolo, unless he throws another stinker. 



rico
rico

@imjimmybx often the sources are other teams GMs who got shoo-ed away after they offer too little looking for a steal. 



rico
rico

@donw I think they were listed in the first sentence of the blog post don

rico
rico

@mets2death just before your predictably snarky blog comment mets2death

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Mike Herrington I don't know about Torres. As good as he has been I'd be inclined to keep him. Not even arb eligible until 2016 so unless someone overwhelms you why would you move him? He's part of your future Colon isn't

For_Sale
For_Sale

@MetsFan1962 If he is traded we will get prospects back.  We will eat 3-4 million of the contract, in order to get something back.  We just need to clear his salary because we operate under a small market budget.

Mexpert
Mexpert

@matt520 Are you trying to say you dont have personal knowledge of a private conversation between Sandy and another GM? Wow shut down Twitter it is a hearsay haven.

For_Sale
For_Sale

@mets2death There are far better fits for this team.  This is not Fantasy league Baseball or the New York Yankees blog.

For_Sale
For_Sale

@mets2death @For_Sale The guy can put away a cheesesteak or 13.

theglider
theglider

Pitchers are different. Teams will trade young, unproven arms for experience. That's why the Tigers once acquired Doyle Alexander and gave up an unknown John Smoltz.

Mike Herrington
Mike Herrington

@Tarheel11 @Mike Herrington We have Montero and Degrom being told to move to the pen to make room for other starting pitchers. Even if not them, you have other young pitchers coming up being told the pen is where they will end up.  On the depth chart in the pen, Torres is on the bottom right now stat wise. He will be the first gone.


But we could always try to pass him thru waivers and get nothing in return. 

For_Sale
For_Sale

@Mexpert @matt520 Are you a mexican expert?  or a Met expert?  or both?I might have went with Metspert

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

@mets2death @Tarheel11 @Mike Herrington Right now, save Matsuzaka, he is the best alternative the Mets have for long relief.  Plus, he is young and still under arbitration.  Every other bullpen alternative the Mets have at most two innings of stamina.

...Unless you guys are beginning to see the light that Montero is not a starter.

Mike Herrington
Mike Herrington

@mets2death @Tarheel11 @Mike Herrington Half of Torres games he comes in when they are behind. He is relief fodder not relief needed to games the Mets are ahead. In games he comes in when they are ahead, he does not hold the lead that well. 


Going forward I hope the Mets lead in more games, hence much less need for a relief fodder like Torres.

Mike Herrington
Mike Herrington

@mets2death @Tarheel11 @Mike Herrington Torres is dead last in the depth chart for relief pitchers right now. Montero or Degrom or another young pitcher will be pushing him him out next spring or mid-season.


We could always lose him thru waivers and get nothing in return. He is not needed.

Mexpert
Mexpert

@For_Sale Mex is Kieth Hernandez players only name I am a mirror image means i bat right handed

Mike Herrington
Mike Herrington

@mets2death @Mike Herrington @Tarheel11 If you read already, which you did not. Mets have plenty of stating pitchers. Some like Montero/Degrom were slated for the pen. Which means, if you don't start you go to the pen if you are a good arm. Besides the deep young starters, we have Parnell coming back. Not only will the starting staff be deep but so will the pen.


Hence Torres, the worst of the bunch because ERA of relief mean nothing, could be moved. Numbers will be an issue. I would like to keep the best with the highest ceiling. Torres is just not that. Torres will be on the bubble next spring with a good chance he does not make the team.