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Add the Yankees and the Rangers to the Bartolo Colon sweepstakes

Dec 30, 2010, 4:38 PM EDT

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Sure, once there are three teams, we can call it a sweepstakes.

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the Indians were thinking about bringing back Bartolo Colon.  Now, thanks to MLBTR’s Nick Collias who translated this Spanish language article, we learn that the Yankees and the Rangers have expressed interest too.  Well, at least Colon is saying that anyway.

There’s a recent pic of Colon on that second link. Hard to say if he’s lost weight from that pic, but he claims he has.  Collias says that Colon pitched excellently during the Dominican regular season.

Personally I have a hard time seeing why anyone would take a chance on Colon again. He went MIA on the White Sox the last time he was in the bigs.  Maybe he’s committed to pitching again, but I don’t think he’s worth anything more than an invitation to sprint training in which he pays his own airfare.

  1. uyf1950 - Dec 30, 2010 at 4:57 PM

    Like I said in another post until the Yankees sign a “real” starting pitcher their name will be attached to anything and everything that even resembles a pitcher. I’m convinced that if the Yankees sign enough “reclamation” projects to minor league deals they will be able to have a “garage sale” and auction off all these guy’s come spring training.

  2. clydeserra - Dec 30, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    Instead of sweepstakes, this seems like three guys looking at the same semi-rusty pipe wrench at the flea market.

  3. baseballisboring - Dec 30, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    He went MIA on the Red Sox too.

  4. pisano - Dec 30, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    It’s like uyf1950 said until they get a class starter they will be linked to human bowling balls like Colon. Let’s get going Cashman it’s starting to get embarrassing having the Yankees linked to the likes of Colon.

    • uyf1950 - Dec 30, 2010 at 6:32 PM

      Very appropriate it is “embarrassing”.

  5. Old Gator - Dec 30, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    I suspect that Bartolo Colon just wants to get away from the prying eyes of Oney Guillen and by April find himself recumbent in the tender mercies of the New York sports merdia.

  6. necrondi - Jan 1, 2011 at 4:31 AM

    He went M.I.A because he was grief stricken over the death Michael Jackson. This is not a joke, he apparently was a huge fan.

    • Old Gator - Jan 1, 2011 at 10:59 AM

      Then the Borg better hope that he’s not really into Michael Douglas.

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