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The Mets have not yet put Bartolo Colon on waivers

The Mets have not yet put Bartolo Colon on waivers (ESPN, Aug 8).

The Mets listened to offers for Colon prior to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but reports indicated he was more likely to get dealt during August, if he is to be traded at all (NY Post, July 31).

Teams turned away from Colon in July because of his age, body shape, history with steroids, and Sandy Alderson’s reluctance to pay a portion of the $11 million due to him in 2015, the New York Post’s Joel Sherman told MLB Network. Instead, Sherman said the Mets may look to move Colon this winter when, with one year and $11 million on his deal, he’ll be more valuable compared to comparable starting pitchers getting significantly more money on the open market.


If Colon is ever put on waivers, and a team claims him, the Mets can dump the contract on that team, work out a trade, or pull him back — which would make him ineligible to be dealt again this season. If Colon were to clear waivers, he can be freely dealt at any time.


The Orioles (CBS Sports, July 31), Royals (Daily News, July 30), Blue Jays, Mariners and Dodgers were said to have interest in acquiring Colon at different points earlier this summer.




15 comments
hashburry
hashburry

Dodgers got the guy from Philly, next.  

Rob Steven
Rob Steven

I don't have any idea what the hell they are waiting for. We certainly do not need him taking up 15% of our payroll budget again next year. I hated this signing and still do, just more wasted money for what?

1craigswan
1craigswan

Mets will put him on waivers once he has won his 200th career game. 

7up17left
7up17left

It's funny, but based on his stats, Colon is actually cheap and has earned his money so far.  Granderson on the other hand....... 

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

I am not too concerned if Colon remains with the Mets next season. He certainly was not a detriment as a pitcher and fun to watch when he is pitching at his best.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

We still don't know how Harvey will be for next year so Colon may still be here next year. Until we do know, I think Colon will stick around.

Charles David Haskell
Charles David Haskell

We both know that any team who pick Colon wanted too much for taking him and the Mets get the bad end of the deal. 

big_pete
big_pete

In the off-chance that he sticks around for next year, he could potentially be an OK starter at the end of the rotation.  If he can go 9-9 on the season as a 5 guy I'd be satisfied.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

And if Colon goes out next start and throws a gem he'll be on waivers that night.

hashburry
hashburry

@Rob Steven Maybe they are waiting for someone desperate enough to take his contract?

rico
rico

@big_pete if the mets had any offense colon could have 14 wins already

mets2014
mets2014

@Albert E Lewis  unless the acquiring team insists on some salary relief...that could be a deal breaker

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

No one is claiming a guy with the much left on his contract and someone that's below average in this day any age of solid pitching.