January 1, 2011

Yankees Considering Bartolo Colon?

First came the chatter of Gary Sheffield coming back.

Then...Jose Canseco took to Twitter asking for someone, anyone (but, he'd prefer Sandy Alderson) to give him a shot.

Now...it's Bartolo Colon.

This...according to some newspaper out of the the Dominican Republic. 

And the following comes from a piece over at FanNation.

Former Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon has heard from the Yankees. [Colon] has not pitched in the Major Leagues since July 24, 2009, but he is still planning a comeback and said there are three teams interested in him. Colon told El Dia, a newspaper in the Dominican Republic, that the Rangers, Yankees and Indians have all expressed some degree of interest in him. "I'll go with the one that signs me," said Colon, who would most likely have to settle for a non-roster contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Colon was 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA in seven starts for the Cibaenas Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League this year.

Now, I'm not against it.  I mean, if the dude can still throw...he can throw.  But, Jesus, man, Colon is 37-years-old and hasn't performed at any discernable "big league level" in close to half a decade.
 
But, these are the Yankees that recently brought Mark Prior into the fold.  So, um, take THAT naysayers!
 
And if you want a good chuckle...go check out the 2005 American League Cy Young Award winner's Baseball Reference page.  Something tells me homeboy isn't 185 pounds with only one foot on the scale.
 
For his career, Colon is 153-103 (a .598 winning percentage) and a robust (see what I did there?) 4.10.
 
 

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