Bartolo Colon
SP ATL
6 days ago

Colon coughed up six runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out four over 3.2 innings during Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

He did get his pitch count up to 80, and there was some shaky glove work behind him, but there were still very few positives to take away from this outing for Colon. The 43-year-old insists he isn't worried about spring results, and in his defense he's had a spring ERA lower than 5.00 just once since 2008, but a 9.20 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 9:6 K:BB in 14.2 innings this March is creating at least a little doubt that he'll be able to extend his streak of seasons with at least 30 starts and 190 innings pitched to five.

Bartolo Colon
SP ATL
2 weeks ago

Colon was tagged for five runs on eight hits and two walks over three innings while striking out one in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

More alarmingly, Pittsburgh trotted out a lineup full of prospects and younger players rather than its established regulars, but a bad outing in the middle of March is still nothing to be too concerned about. Colon will head into his 20th major league season with a secure spot in the Braves rotation, and could reach the 2,500 career strikeout mark late in the year.

Bartolo Colon
SP ATL
2 weeks ago

Colon allowed one run on one hit and two walks over three innings while striking out three in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

The seemingly ageless Colon pitched at least 190 innings and won at least 14 games for the fourth straight season last year, and while he might not get the run support in Atlanta that he did with the Mets, the 43-year-old is still expected to provide the rebuilding Braves with a steady foundation for their rotation in 2017.

Bartolo Colon
SP ATL
4 weeks ago

Colon threw two innings in Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against the Blue Jays, allowing one run on three hits while striking out one.

EDGE Analysis

He ran into a spot of trouble in the second inning, after Toronto prospects Rowdy Tellez and Anthony Alford hit back-to-back doubles to begin the frame, but Colon got out of the jam without further damage. The 43-year-old is set to be an innings-eater for the Braves this season, and despite his advanced baseball age, there's no reason to think he can't make at least 30 starts for the fifth straight year.

Bartolo Colon
SP ATL
1 month ago

Colon will get the start Saturday in the Braves' Grapefruit League opener against the Blue Jays, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

He'll be followed in the spring rotation by Julio Teheran, R.A. Dickey, Mike Foltynewicz and Jaime Garcia, but at this point there's been no indication from manager Brian Snitker that the regular season rotation will line up the same way. The 43-year-old Colon heads into 2017 having pitched at least 190 innings in four straight seasons and won at least 10 games in five straight, and he's got a chance this year to pass Dennis Martinez as the all-time winningest pitcher from Latin America in MLB history.

Bartolo Colon
SP ATL
4 months ago

Colon signed a one-year contract with the Braves on Friday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Colon had a surprisingly good year in his age-43 season, as he proceeded to post a 3.43 ERA and 4.0 K/BB despite rarely hitting 90 miles per hour with his fastball. He reportedly was interested in making a return with the Mets, but instead he'll become a veteran presence in a young Braves pitching staff. The ageless wonder seems to be in line to slot into the middle of Atlanta's rotation.

Bartolo Colon
SP ATL
5 months ago

Re-signing Colon may be a backburner item for GM Sandy Alderson, who may be comfortable with the Mets' starting rotation depth, Joel Sherman of the NY Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Colon, who led the Mets in wins the past two season, has expressed some interest in returning to the Orange and Blue. But with Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler, Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo in Queens, Alderson may feel he has enough depth. However, with deGrom. Harvey and Matz all returning from arm surgery, Wheeler having missed all of 2016 coming back from Tommy John surgery and Syndergaard pitching through bone spurs in his elbow last season, that depth is somewhat up in the air. Colon will pitch somewhere in 2017, but it remains to be seen if it will be back with the Mets.

Bartolo Colon
SP ATL
6 months ago

Colon (15-8) gave up two earned runs on five hits over five innings in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Phillies. He struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets turned to the veteran in the wild-card clinching win and he didn't disappoint, firing 44 of 61 pitches for strikes and notching first-pitch strikes on 14 of 19 hitters overall. Colon's pitch count was carefully monitored as planned with the playoffs on tap, but he encouragingly was able to rebound from a disastrous outing against the Marlins on Sep. 26. The ageless right-hander wraps up the 2016 campaign with a ninth season of at least 15 wins.

Bartolo Colon
SP ATL
6 months ago

Colon may start Friday's game against the Phillies on short rest to allow the Mets to line him up to start a potential wild card game on regular rest, James Wagner of the New York Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

He only threw 47 pitches in his start Monday, and Colon has pitched on short rest before in the regular season, so this is not out of the ordinary. The Mets currently hold a 0.5 game lead in the wild card standings, and if they were able to clinch a playoff spot before Friday, they could save Noah Syndergaard to pitch the wild card game, meaning Colon would pitch Saturday on normal rest.

Bartolo Colon
SP ATL
6 months ago

Colon (14-8) lasted just 2.1 innings against the Marlins on Monday, allowing seven runs on eight hits, no walks, and no strikeouts, taking the loss.

EDGE Analysis

Dee Gordon drove Colon's third pitch of the night over the right field fence in what was an emotional start to the game for the Marlins. Things didn't get much better for Colon, who allowed four runs in the second and two in the third before being removed after 47 pitches. Colon entered Monday having thrown five consecutive quality starts, however, so fantasy owners have reason to hope he can bounce back in his final start of the regular season in Philadelphia on Sunday.