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Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

Posted on: January 26, 2011 11:58 am
 

ColonThe Yankees have signed Bartolo Colon to a minor-league deal, reports FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi.

Colon hasn't pitched since 2009 with the White Sox, posting a 4.19 ERA in 12 starts. He spent 2008 with the Red Sox and four seasons prior to that with the Angels.

Despite Colon's reputation as a durable pitcher -- he hurled 222 2/3 innings as late as 2005, when he was 32 -- he has broken down over the last few years with shoulder injuries and an assortment of other maladies.

Long known for being overweight, Colon has reportedly lost a significant amount of weight and posted a 1.47 ERA in seven starts while pitching for the Dominican Winter League. That's enough to get him another look in the majors, but the cards are stacked against him -- especially if things don't go his way as the Red Sox were abandoned by the portly right-hander near the end of 2008.

However, the Yankees can't get too cute in their pursuit of starting pitchers. The Yankees have no depth beyond the No. 3 starter and need to have reinforcements in place in case of injuries or attrition. Colon, along with Mark Prior, should compete for a rotation job in spring training although Ivan Nova and Sergio Mitre remain the favorites.

-- Evan Brunell

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Comments

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 6:09 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

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Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2011 11:46 am
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

idiot,you know nothing about baseball, have another beer.



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2011 1:49 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

State of the Yankees starting rotation is looking awfully scary all of a sudden if they're turning to guys whose best years were before 2007. 


All of a sudden?????

Nothing has changed with their rotation. They signed someone to compete for a roster spot...every team in baseball does this. It seems as though you missed the point of the article...the Yankees are not "turning" to Colon. Where does say or even suggest that???

Perhaps you should read the article again if you think the Yankees are "turning" to Colon.




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2011 5:39 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

What amazes me is that this fuels Yankee haters so much. Any little piece of information to trash. It was made clear by Prior himself that he can only throw one inning at the most. Evan...do your homework man. How would he be competing for a rotation spot? These guys are low risk. Colon won't pitch an inning in a game that counts. He will be released. Prior may make it as a 1 inning guy or a 1 batter guy at the most. Everyone ripped them for Kerry Wood, now , and I admit it, they were stupid for letting him go. The Yanks will surprise everyone as usual and pull something off to round up their rotation.



Since: Oct 8, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2011 1:14 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

with the bullpen they have now, the yankees can throw in 15 guys to start and still kick ass! looks like they are going with quantity over quality due to what is available in the market. going with the hot hand through the playoffs seems to work these days and pettite can take his time and be ready for the post-season when he truly is superb!



Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2011 1:04 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

State of the Yankees starting rotation is looking awfully scary all of a sudden if they're turning to guys whose best years were before 2007.  And Brian will be disappointed to know that Frank has apparently taken over for him.



Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: January 27, 2011 11:06 am
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

I agree with Bklyn77.  The Yanks came up short if free agent pitcher signings during the off season, and there's still doubts as to the return of Andy Pettite, who will also be a year older.

So the low $$ signings of guys like Bartolo Colon and Mark Prior are a safe roll of the dice for the Yanks.  Honestly, I would also have gone after Brandon Webb if I was Frank Cashman, but they may already be looking to see who may be available mid season if they're still in the running by then.



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2011 9:22 am
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

I don't think anyone here is expecting anything. He lost weight and had a good showing in the winter league so why not? There is nothing to lose with this signing.



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2011 10:45 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

colon has been done for several years now.  if you think you're going to get anything out of his roundness...you're setting yourself up for disappointment. 




Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2011 10:45 pm
 

Yankees ink Bartolo Colon

colon has been done for several years now.  if you think you're going to get anything out of his roundness...you're setting yourself up for disappointment. 



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