In a desperate move to keep up with the other free agent signings out there...the Yankees went out and signed themselves an ace.
According to ESPNNewYork.com...the Bombers have agreed to a deal with the 2005 American League Cy Young Award winner.
The New York Yankees are taking a chance on Bartolo Colon in their quest for another quality arm in the starting rotation. The team said it has signed the right-hander to a one-year, minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. He could earn $900,000 if he makes the big league roster.
Honestly, I can't figure out what the Yankees are doing. First, they brought in Mark Prior. Next...it was Andruw Jones.
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. And all reports are that he's twice the man (literally) that he use to be.
Oh, and if you want a good chuckle...go check out dude'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. Good luck, Yankees fans...start printing your playoff tickets now.