Mets had meeting today with agent for Bartolo Colon (18-6, 2.65 in 30 starts, 190 IP for Oak in 2013).Some Mets news from an unlikely source, Sweety Murti is the Yankees beat writer for WFAN and he's reporting that the Mets brass had a meeting with Bartolo Colon's agent.
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) December 9, 2013
This is undoubtedly going to be met with overreaction from Mets fans. As illustrated above, Colon had an excellent season in 2013. With that said, he has thrown 152 or more innings in each of the last three seasons, after not doing so from 2006 to 2009. If acquired, he would be the fourth starter for the Mets, who are in search of an innings eater to hold down the fort until the likes of Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard join the rotation.
Colon made $3 million dollars in 2013 and I have to assume would be in for some type of raise next year. Its a viable option, if you willing to risk the fact that he's 41 years old with just shy of 2,600 innings on his arm. I would assume Alderson would only be interested on a one year deal. This is the type of low risk, high reward move that Alderson has become known for.
I'm not necessarily against this at the right numbers, but its definitely not without risk. It would appear that the numbers Colon is looking for are higher than the Mets liking. Andy Martino recently tweeted the following:
I am told Mets likely not serious players for Bartolo Colon. Too pricey.So, there's that.
— Andy Martino (@MartinoNYDN) December 9, 2013