Bartolo Colon throws to first

Teams yet to contact Mets about Colon

Teams are expected to start calling the Mets about the availability of Bartolo Colon, but that hasn’t happened yet (Puma, July 15).

It was recently reported that the Mets already started getting calls on the 41-year-old pitcher (Cafardo, July 13).

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.




169 comments
rstpigeon
rstpigeon

Calls came in, they didn't come in, a bunch of teams who won't give up a top 100 prospect might want him...


I'm not feeling optimistic toward SA's ability to do anything in trade. Too many teams building or in the hunt to really make a difference. I really would like to see a deal with the Cubs for Castro, Baez, Soler, Alcantara, or Bryant. 

Flocaveli
Flocaveli

Colon and Murphy for Betances and AA prospect

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Hell, I like Jeter as much as the average Met fan. Couldn't Wainwright just have dusted him on general principles? What's the big deal. McClalin grooved one for Micky Mantle back in 68. The problem is with Bud Selig's silly rule for determining home field advantage. How about the team with the best overall record? Or just rotate every other year. With regard to Colon, do the Yankees have anything we really want (or need)? I gotta think the O's or Blue Jays or Brewers might have a decent ML-READY bat. Shortstop and LF are still big issues for this club.

Charles Gustafson
Charles Gustafson

Alderson will either have to give away players at the trade deadline, release who he doesn't want, or field the same mishmash lineup for the rest of the season.

Christian Pezzuti
Christian Pezzuti

Id say it needs to be one ML ready everyday position player type of upper level prospect. I don't want to trade colon for a prospect that projects to be a backup 1B or fourth OF.

Alex Ferguson
Alex Ferguson

Bartolo Colon to the Yankees for Aaron Judge.

ponzies86
ponzies86

NL better step it up the AL is catching up and fast. head to head is now 44-40 NL

Rimo Chaloney
Rimo Chaloney

Alright enough of the Jeter lovefest.  Talk about overdoing it.

eric88
eric88

We can take the  division if we play .670 ball the rest of the way. That will give us  about 88-89 wins.

ponzies86
ponzies86

Way to represent the Mets Murph, Hopefully Sandy can get some key pieces for him. 

Rimo Chaloney
Rimo Chaloney

Well..... when the Mets lose the World Series this year because the NL didn't have home field advantage, it'll be Murph's fault for not coming through with 2 men on and a chance to tie the game or put the NL ahead.

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

Wainwright is going to get killed...this is for Home field advantage for the World Series you don't give away hits...and even if you do, you definitely don't tell anybody

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

Would be amazing if Murph can come up and win the game for the NL

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

Castro and Murphy are the guys up the middle...interesting 

John Schod
John Schod

Murph is in as a defensive replacement!

Go Murph!!

eric88
eric88

Sandy did not fleece teams in the Beltran and Dickie deals. Those GM's wanted those two guys, weighed the price,  and were willing to give up those well known prospects. There was no gun involved. They knew what they were doing. Sandy did not uncover a hidden gem, that would be a fleece.

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

Agree Jeter is a very deserving Hall of Fame but they way everyone rides his jock is annoying...i like the guy but i cant help but hate him sometimes...has nothing to do with him though lol just everyone else

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

Even though it will break my heart I'll take it this year lol sign me up....NL pennant? Sure I'll take it and build on it next year :P

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

If its good enough for the NL all star team it should be good enough for the Mets

Tyler VanRooyen
Tyler VanRooyen

I wonder if some of these people are even Mets fans...

Fact of the matter is, SA knows better than you. He gets paid to make the Mets a winner. It's a business. Buy low, sell high.

jenkins
jenkins

@eric88 He held out for these deals when neither team was biting . But Alderson got exactly what he wanted.. Really, you have no idea of what you're talking about.


Let's try this: ALDERSON WON!

dminches
dminches

@eric88 You are rewriting history.  The Giants did not want to give up Wheeler.  SA held out for him until they said yes.  Regarding the Dickey trade, if you don't think that getting 2 major prospects for a 38 year old pitcher coming off a career year isn't a good trade then you aren't being objective.


And, regarding SA's ability in the FA market, he has very little money to spend.  He did sign Byrd for $700k and got Black and Herrera for him.  Time will tell if those 2 are worth anything.  You cannot rebuild via free agency anymore.  Teams lock up their young stars until they are 30.  By then you are taking a chance on anyone you sign.  

James Solomon
James Solomon

@eric88 Totally agree! If the Mets were
trying to contend that year then everyone would have called him crazy for trading away a cy young pitcher for 2 prospects.

niesesnose
niesesnose

Acquiring 2 top prospects who for a 41 year old knuckleballer who hasn't had the type of year he had in 2012 since he traded sounds pretty good to me.

Acquiring our 2/3 starter for 2 months of Beltran, who was aging and had injury concerns sounds pretty good to me.

Rimo Chaloney
Rimo Chaloney

@William Bonilla  Yeah he deserves acclaim and respect but tonight's All-Star Game  should have been re-named the Derek Jeter Game.

eric88
eric88

@jenkins @eric88 How did he get those guys from those teams if they did not want to trade them?

theglider
theglider

Um, when did Jose Fernandez win a CY Young?

John Schod
John Schod

The Dickey trade was as much about not paying him more money than about getting young prospects!

If baseball is a business, then getting rid of your beloved players and playing infront of a half-filled stadium has to also be taken into consideration!

niesesnose
niesesnose

But they weren't trying to contend. They were rebuilding.

eric88
eric88

@niesesnose Yeah, its good, however you did not dispute my point. He was left 2 gifts and took what the other teams were willing to pay. There was no heist. Uncover a hidden jewel, now that;s where the great GM's make their bones.

Tyler VanRooyen
Tyler VanRooyen

I'm just an optimist then. I try to realize, I'm a fan not a paid employee who's job is depended on the results of wins and losses.

But, then again, I probably trusted Omar too...

dminches
dminches

@eric88 @dminches Really?  I guess no one else knew who he was although he had played for 10 years already in the majors.



niesesnose
niesesnose

They were willing to overpay because Alderson is a good negotiator

dminches
dminches

@eric88 @dminches That doesn't mean it wasn't a good one for SA, which is was.  You are acting like no one can ever get the better end of a deal.  In both cases the Mets did.  They got rid of a rental for a potential top of the rotation starter and a 38 year old pitcher for 2 strong prospects.  That's good dealing to me.


niesesnose
niesesnose

Baseball is a business, and trading Dickey was a good business decision. Trading Dickey would've been insanely shortsighted, and would've hurt the team in the long run. So what if he sold a few more seats in 2013? We wouldn't have our catcher and a top pitching prospect.

Raymond Kim
Raymond Kim

We sent sf 5 million in the Beltran trade

anymos
anymos

@eric88 @niesesnose Oh, sort of like signing Marlon Byrd off the scrap heap and turning him into Dilson Herrera and Vic Black?

Stop looking for reasons to downplay the positive moves that were made.  You sound like a knucklehead.

niesesnose
niesesnose

He was left 2 gifts and ended up turning into even better gifts, certainly Better than what the former FO would've done with those "gifts." Omar would've traded Dickey for Gose and Arencibia and Beltran for Gary Brown probably.

"He took what other teams were willing to pay." Yes, this is how a trade works. But Sandy drove a hard bargain and the other teams payed too much

theglider
theglider

No it isn't. Not knowing facts makes the whole argument suspect.

eric88
eric88

@dminches @eric88 No, he managed Byrd who was considered dead in the water and called Sandy and recommended signing him

eric88
eric88

@borsh13 They wanted a pitcher and got a 20 game winner and took the offer. OK.

niesesnose
niesesnose

He then turned Byrd into Black and Herrera

dminches
dminches

@eric88 @dminches There were 29 other clubs that knew he was out there.


Look, you think SA is crap.  You have the right to your opinion, but you are distorting facts to support it.


niesesnose
niesesnose

He's acquired Syndergaard, d'Arnaud and Wheeler in trades. How is that for a talent evaluator? He got Black and Herrera, who's absolutely tearing it up- How's that for talent evaluation? He's drafted Nimmo and Smith, who are both top 100 prospects- Nimmo a top 50. He's drafted Plawecki- a top 50 catching propsect- In the supplemenetary round!

niesesnose
niesesnose

So what Sandy has done in his tenure as GM, is it safe to say the positives outweigh the negatives? Don't look at win loss, because they haven't been trying to contend the past few years but rather clear bad contracts (thanks Minaya!) Nd rebuild the farm.

theglider
theglider

Yes. They got that pick as compensation for losing Reyes.

eric88
eric88

@niesesnose Clear bad contracts, yeah sit and wait, and then payoff Bay. Great.

eric88
eric88

@borsh13 Sandy did not hold out, he HAD to trade Dickie. It's called negotiation.HE added 2 otherplayers.

niesesnose
niesesnose

Ya, that bench coach really traded Byrd and Buck for Herrera and black.

Jesus you're so blind with you're hated for sandy

eric88
eric88

@niesesnose Black and Herrera were known, and Pitts needed Byrd and Buck.

niesesnose
niesesnose

No. Not even close. Go look at reports of what Alderson would get for Dickey- Mike Olt, Arencibja and Gose, MAYBE d'Arnaud. And then look what he pulled off.

niesesnose
niesesnose

I wouldn't call TDA a "bust." Catching prospects take very long, sometimes multiple years to reach their full potential. Luckily, it's starting to look like d'Arnaud already starting to play like the player he as projected to be. None of his FA signings have really been awful, save FF, it's not like CY is gonna affect this team long term anyway. Wheeler's still a very young pitcher putting up solid numbers.

niesesnose
niesesnose

They bought him out after his 3rd year.

niesesnose
niesesnose

Minaya did some good things and some very foolish things. It's expected though that most players on the active roster would be from him considering Aldersoms only been around for 4 years. You don't replace a whole roster with new homegrown players in 4 years

Bob Giacalone
Bob Giacalone

@sandybgone Before you give Omar sainthood, realize that Duda is not a star, nor is Legares; Murphy is a good singles hitter. Degrom and Harvey have had Tommy John surgery, Niese may need it as well. I'm not saying these are terrible folks, just that Minaya didn't deliver a team of power hitters and stability. 


eric88
eric88

@niesesnose I don't hate him, however, you overate him. I don't see the impact players, do you.

niesesnose
niesesnose

"Well known". Ok, so does that mean Alderson gets no credit for trading a month of a Byrd and Buck for a high leverage young hard throwing reliever and a guy who's likely be a top 100 propsect by the end of this year?

eric88
eric88

@niesesnose He had many more blunders than successes, but thanks for the highlights

niesesnose
niesesnose

But he wasn't the one that made the trade that turned Byrd into 2 pieces who could help the team in the long term.

niesesnose
niesesnose

Well considering the fact ownership wouldn't let him go out and get that impact player and it takes 4 years to have your players move up the farm, let alone become impact players, is really a quite silly way of looking at it.

niesesnose
niesesnose

So the bench coach was the one who called Neal Huntington and made the trade? Wow!

eric88
eric88

@niesesnose Why, they passed on Jose Fernandez who already won a Cy Young!

eric88
eric88

@borsh13 Many teams with top ten picks every year, pick the best well known prospects. Many of them the last four years are alreadyin the majors.

niesesnose
niesesnose

Again, hindsight. And we drafted Nimmo, who has a lot of promise and is a pretty good prospect. Fernandez is a freak- 1 in a million and he's already getting TJ.

niesesnose
niesesnose

LOL so all top 10 picks are locks to be great and be in the majors in 3 years?

eric88
eric88

@niesesnose How long would you like us to wait as the seasons roll by. Every major contributor on the Mets was already here. Where are the Sandy guys.