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Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets are willing to eat about $2 million of what remains on Bartolo Colon's two-year, $20 million contract.
Colon is making $9 million this season and is owed $11 million next year. Martino adds that it's "been clear for weeks" that the Mets would like to trade Colon, who has posted a 4.03 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 100/19 K/BB ratio in 134 innings this season. He might wind up being a fallback option for contenders that lose out on the bigger names on the market.
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Bartolo Colon carried a perfect game into the seventh inning Wednesday in the Mets' 3-2 win over the Mariners.
Robinson Cano ended the bid for perfection with a two-out single to shallow left field in the bottom of the seventh. Colon then gave up two runs in the eighth but wound up with his ninth victory of 2014. The 41-year-old right-hander has a 4.03 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 100/19 K/BB ratio in 134 innings this season. The Mets are known to be shopping him with the July 31 trade deadline drawing near.
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Newsday's Marc Carig reports that teams have started calling the Mets about Bartolo Colon.
Carig notes that the Mets are gauging the market and don't seem inclined to eat money to make a deal work. Colon is making $9 million and will earn $11 million in 2015. The rotund right-hander holds a 4.12 ERA and 95/18 K/BB ratio over 126 2/3 innings for the Mets this season.
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Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that teams have yet to call the Mets regarding Bartolo Colon.
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported Monday that the Mets have let clubs know the big right-hander is available, but it appears the interest hasn't been there just yet. Ultimately, though, there are always teams looking for pitching, and Colon has pitched really well after a rough start, posting a 2.74 ERA over his last 10 starts. He's a good bet to be moved later this month.
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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York confirms the Mets have made it known that Bartolo Colon is available.
Colon wrapped up the first half of the season with a win last Thursday against the Braves and heads into the All-Star break with a cool 3.99 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 89/17 K/BB ratio in 121 2/3 frames. The veteran innings-eater should draw quite a bit of interest as contending teams look to beef up the back end of their starting rotations. He's making $9 million this year and owed $11 million in 2015.
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Bartolo Colon evened out his record at 8-8 with a loss after allowing three runs in eight innings to the Braves in Thursday's start.
Colon rebounded from a pair of rough outings against the Pirates and Rangers, but he was out-pitched by fellow veteran Aaron Harang. Colon allowed ten hits, walked none, and struck out seven. Going into the All-Star break, Colon carries a 3.99 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and an 89/17 K/BB ratio.
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Bartolo Colon surrendered five earned runs in seven innings Saturday in a loss to the Rangers.
The struggling Texas lineup got to him for eight hits -- including two home runs. Colon is now 8-7 on the season with a 4.04 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. He'll try to right the ship next week at home against the Braves. The veteran right-hander is expected to be made available to teams leading into the July 31 trade deadline.
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Mike Puma reports that the Mets "will listen to offers for Bartolo Colon and may actively shop the veteran right-hander."
Well, of course they are. Colon inked a two-year, $20 million contract over the winter and has pitched well of late after a slow start, putting up a 3.88 ERA over 16 starts overall. He's owed roughly $14.5 million through the end of 2015, but that shouldn't really be a stumbling block to get a deal done. Puma notes that Mets general manager Sandy Alderson "has no pressure to deal Colon, and the Mets could wait past the July 31 non-waiver deadline in attempting to maximize their return."
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Bartolo Colon fell to 8-6, allowing five runs over six innings in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.
Colon entered Sunday's start on a streak of dominance, posting a 1.58 ERA over his last 51 1/3 innings spanning seven starts, but the Pirates were able to get to him. The right-hander allowed seven hits, walked one and struck out two. Colon now has a 3.88 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a 79/15 K/BB ratio. He'll look to straighten out in his next start against the Rangers at home.
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Bartolo Colon earned his eighth win, allowing one run over eight innings as the Mets defeated the A's on Tuesday.
Colon entered the game having posted a 1.66 ERA over his past six starts spanning 43 1/3 innings. The success continued on Tuesday, as Colon allowed only four hits and a walk while striking out eight. On the season, Colon has a 3.67 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a 77/14 K/BB ratio in 100 2/3 innings. He'll go up against the Pirates on the road in his next start.