In the event Sandy Alderson decides to trade Bartolo Colon, the Orioles, Mariners, Blue Jays and Brewers might be a good fit, according to baseball insider Peter Gammons (Gammons Daily, June 12).
These four teams do not have enough talent to trade for David Price, Jeff Samardzija or Justin Masterson, Gammons says, but Colon could be in their price range.
“What you worry about with Colon is when he breaks down,” an American League GM told Gammons.
The 41-year-old Colon will earn $9 million this season, and is due $11 million in 2015.
The Mets are 3-1 in his last four starts, during which he has a 1.61 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched.