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Mets place Bartolo Colon on revocable waivers

Aug 23, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

Bartolo Colon AP

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Mets have placed starter Bartolo Colon on revocable waivers. The right-hander is under contract for the 2015 season, making $11 million, something any interested team will have to take into consideration.

Rosenthal takes care to mention the Angels, who have baseball’s best record. They would be interested in acquiring Colon, having lost Garrett Richards to a season-ending knee injury, but 28 other teams would have to pass before the Angels would get a chance to put in a claim.

Colon, 41, is 11-10 with a 3.85 ERA and a 125/21 K/BB ratio in 161 1/3 innings across 24 starts this season.

  1. baberuthslegs - Aug 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Colon can still pitch.

  2. 49faithful - Aug 23, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Come back to Oakland!!

    • clydeserra - Aug 23, 2014 at 10:05 PM

      he is not lasing to the A’s.

      • scatterbrian - Aug 24, 2014 at 12:35 PM

        Hypothetically, what happens if Colon finally gets passed by 28 teams today? What’s the tie-breaker scenario?

  3. sabatimus - Aug 23, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Being placed on revocable waivers at this time of the season happens to probably 20% of the players in the league, if not more.

  4. SocraticGadfly - Aug 23, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    I’d honestly take him in St. Louis, if he’d get that far, but I know that the Giants, if nobody else, would claim him first.

  5. coryfor3 - Aug 24, 2014 at 2:48 AM

    41 seems too young

  6. mets79 - Aug 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Even if the Mets can’t work out a trade if a team claims Colon they should let him go for nothing and dump the salary. The Mets have a 90 million dollar budget (even though they deny it, but their actions speak louder than words) and you can’t justify spending 11 million of your annual budget on starting pitcher because that is the one area where the Mets have significant depth. Their young pitching have question marks but they still are better off reallocating the Colon money toward free agent bat in left field

  7. nymets05 - Aug 24, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    The man can still pitch;he is a craftsman.

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