Latest Update Bartolo Colon has cleared waivers Mon Aug, 25, 07:12 PM
With a heater reaching the mid-to-late-90's, he's very tough to hit when able to mix in even a few off-speed pitches. Has a work horse mentality.
Flaws: : Has always had trouble keeping his weight in check. Doesn't have the same stamina as in years past. Has been prone to injuries. His strikeouts are in decline.
The Mets would be wise to move the veteran for some future help. Colon is winning games for a team out of the postseason, and could be contributing to a team looking for that little push into the wild card or to secure their spot in the playoffs.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
Colon is 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA in the month of August with 24 strikeouts in 25.2 innings. Reports around the trade deadline stated that multiple teams contacted the Mets about Colon's services but he ultimately stayed in NY. It's expected that his name will once again surface on the rumor block as the waiver trade deadline approaches.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Colon just came off the bereavement list, and is scheduled to pitch on Sunday against the Dodgers. The other team in LA (Anaheim, if we want to be technical about the geography) is reportedly interested in obtaining Colon to fill in for their injured ace, Garrett Richards, who is out with a knee injury.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
Colon has missed the past week because his mother lost her battle with cancer. The plan right now is for Colon to pitch on Sunday and then return to the Dominican Republic to attend her funeral service. Our thoughts are with Colon and his family during this tough time.Analyst: David Kerr