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January 26, 2011

Yankees Ink Bartolo Colon

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 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. was Andruw Jones.

And now...Colon?

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.

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