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Bartolo Colon thinks he can pitch three more years

Oct 11, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

Susan Slusser spoke with the veteran A’s starter. He’s not ready to hang it up yet:


I suppose if it’s cheap enough. But really, you go year-to-year with Colon, I figure.

That said, why not bring him back next year? He went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA this year. Led the league with three shutouts. Ate 190 innings and made the All-Star game. No, he’s not likely to repeat that, but he obviously still has something left in the tank.

You rely on young guys like Sonny Gray to be the future aces, but having Colon around to take the ball almost every fifth day is pretty darn valuable over the course of a 162-game season.

  1. APBA Guy - Oct 11, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Right. It all depends on price. Remember tat Chris Young was the A’s highest paid player at $ 9.25M. Declining his option will free up some cash for El Capitan, but it may not be enough to match offers elsewhere. Oakland will do a one-year offer, maybe with vesting option, but it won’t be extravagant.

  2. jlovenotjlo - Oct 11, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Ate 190 innings….

    I see what you did there, and I like it.

  3. clydeserra - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Sign him Billy.

  4. Francisco (FC) - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Bartolo Colon thinks he can pitch three more years

    And I don’t doubt that, what most GMs want to know if all three years will be in MLB.

  5. sisqsage - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    With the right PED, administered at the right time (this is where Melky and Colon messed up on the last time and got caught), you can pass every drug test and play at effective levels beyond three extra years.

  6. tfbuckfutter - Oct 11, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    So he figures 3 years is how long it will take MLB to find out what designer substance he’s actually on?

  7. aceshigh11 - Oct 11, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    I think he gets a 3-year deal IF he lets that Kuato-like symbiotic tumor in his abdominal cavity pitch for at least half the contract.

    • tfbuckfutter - Oct 11, 2013 at 9:02 PM

      I’d be more concerned that his face looks like someone made a Tommy Lee Jones balloon and then over-inflated it.

      • aceshigh11 - Oct 11, 2013 at 10:07 PM

        Oh man, that is hilarious, and dead-on.

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