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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (41) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 283
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday that he's deciding between Bartolo Colon, Zack Wheeler and Jacob deGrom for his Opening Day starter.
A report on Friday indicated that Colon was the favorite, but Collins isn't tipping his hand. "You’ve got a guy who won 15 games last year, one who pitched really well in the second half and the Rookie of the Year," Collins said. "We’ll have to see." The Mets will also feature Matt Harvey and Jon Niese in what should be a formidable rotation. Mar 1 - 10:11 AM

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Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Mets are "strongly considering" Bartolo Colon for their Opening Day start against the Nationals.

Rubin says the club has narrowed their choices to Colon and one other unnamed pitcher. The Mets have said that Matt Harvey (elbow) will start one of the first five games of the season, but it would be asking a lot to give him the ball on Opening Day in his first start in over 17 months. Reigning National League Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom is another option, but the Mets are likely to keep his innings at least relatively in check. Colon, who will turn 42 in May, would be the oldest Opening Day starter in Mets history.
Feb 27 - 10:11 AM

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post confirms that the Mets are "actively" looking to trade one of Bartolo Colon, Jon Niese, or Dillon Gee this offseason.

The Post's Joel Sherman was the first to report that the idea was being considered, and now Davidoff says the Mets have already engaged opposing clubs in talks. The Mets have a good amount of rotation depth for 2015 with Matt Harvey due back from Tommy John surgery and would like to free up some payroll for some other moves. Colon turns 42 years old next summer and is due $11 million in the final year of his two-year, $20 million deal. He seems like the best trade candidate if it's just going to be a salary dump.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Bartolo Colon picked up his 15th victory Sunday, holding the Astros to three runs over six innings in an 8-3 win.

He yielded eight hits, walked two and struck out four. Colon was up-and-down throughout the 2014 campaign but ultimately gave the Mets pretty much what they expected, posting a 4.09 ERA across 202 1/3 innings to go along with his 15 wins. He'll be back with an $11 million salary for next season.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:50:00 PM

Bartolo Colon fell to 14-13 after allowing four runs in six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

Colon wasn't quite as mediocre as the four runs would suggest, as all three scored on a mistake, a home run by Adam LaRoche. Overall, Colon gave up five hits and walked three while striking out four. As his record and 4.08 ERA suggest, the 41-year-old's first season with the Mets has been a mix of good and bad. He'll close the book on his season at home on Sunday against the Astros.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:14:00 PM

Bartolo Colon surrendered 12 hits, but gave up only one run over 7 2/3 innings to earn his 14th win as the Mets handed the Marlins a 9-1 loss on Tuesday.

It's not often a pitcher can allow just one run to cross the plate while being taken for 12 hits, but Colon did just that. To his credit, he did not issue a walk and struck out seven. Colon is now 14-12 with a 4.02 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 143/25 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Nationals in D.C. on Tuesday next.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:19:00 PM

Bartolo Colon struggled against the Nationals on Thursday, as he was taken for six runs (five earned) over three innings as the Mets fell 6-2.

Colon, now 13-12 on the season, was victimized early as Adam LaRoche slugged a two-run home run in the opening frame. The right-hander would give up another two-run bomb in the fourth to Anthony Rendon. Overall, Colon surrendered seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. He'll bring a mediocre 4.14 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 136/25 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's home start against the Marlins.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 11:04:00 PM

Bartolo Colon was ejected from Thursday's start against the Nationals after hitting Jayson Werth with a pitch.

The hit by pitch came directly after an Anthony Rendon homer and after Colon had allowed six runs -- five earned -- over three innings, so it certainly appeared intentional. Mets manager Terry Collins was also ejected after arguing.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 08:26:00 PM

Bartolo Colon pitched seven innings of two-run ball in Friday's 14-5 win over the Reds.

Colon was in complete control throughout his outing. When he left after seven innings, he had thrown just 85 pitches. The only runs against him came on a Devin Mesoraco home run in the first and an error by Colon himself that allowed a run to score in the second. Colon struck out two, walked one and scattered seven hits. Colon holds an ERA of 3.96, a WHIP of 1.16 and a 13-11 record. He'll face the Rockies in his next start.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 01:03:00 AM

Bartolo Colon was lit up for six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Saturday as the Mets lost to the Phillies.

Colon was doing well until the top of the fifth, when Marlon Byrd slugged a solo homer. The Phillies then poured on five more runs in the top of the sixth. Colon will carry a 12-11 record and 4.01 ERA into his next scheduled start on the road against the Reds.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 10:13:00 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated Thursday that Bartolo Colon is unlikely to be traded.

"I would say right now there's a lot less going on than some people speculate," Alderson said. It's not terribly surprising, as there have been recent reports on the three teams most connected with Colon -- the Angels, Dodgers and Royals -- downplaying interest in the righty. Colon would have to be traded by Sunday in order to be eligible for a playoff roster.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 07:23:00 PM

MLB Network's Peter Gammons said the Dodgers' interest in Bartolo Colon "apparently is more fiction than non-fiction."

The Dodgers have continually been included in the Colon trade rumors after he passed through waivers a few days ago. It makes sense that they wouldn't have a ton of interest, though, with both Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu trending in the right direction. The Angels appear to be the lone serious suitor for Colon at this point.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 06:43:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Royals haven't been in touch with the Mets regarding Bartolo Colon since prior to the trade deadline.

Assuming Yordano Ventura's back issue is as minor as it seems, the Royals don't really have a need for Colon. It would also be hard for them to fit his $11 million salary for 2015 onto their payroll. The Dodgers and Angels have also been connected to Colon, who has cleared revocable waivers and can be dealt to anyone.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 02:43:00 PM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that there is still "active interest" in Bartolo Colon.

Colon has cleared revocable waivers, so he is now eligible to be traded to any team. One American League executive told Martino that he expects the Angels, Dodgers and Royals to be the most engaged for the veteran righty, though Kansas City might not be able to afford him. The Mets were reportedly willing to eat about $2 million of his $11 million salary for next season leading up to the trade deadline last month and Martino hears that little has changed.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 10:07:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Bartolo Colon has cleared revocable waivers.

It means that he can now be traded to any team, and there would seem to be a good chance a deal goes down. The Angels in particular would make a lot of sense as a landing spot for Colon, who holds a 3.82 ERA and 130/22 K/BB ratio over 167 1/3 innings this season. He's making $9 million this season and is owed $11 million in 2015.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 06:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
2Matt den Dekker
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Zack Wheeler
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Dillon Gee
7Rafael Montero
8Noah Syndergaard
9Cory Mazzoni
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Sean Gilmartin
8Buddy Carlyle
9Scott Rice
10Erik Goeddel
11Dario Alvarez
12Jack Leathersich
13Akeel Morris