Buster Olney has a note about the Mets and Bartolo Colon in today’s blog:
Heard Thursday that Colon on the verge of signing with the Mets last week, but the Mets backed off after taking a closer look at the condition of his right arm.
This jives with the info we’ve seen previously, that Colon hasn’t topped 90 mph in the Dominican Winter League. Many teams have seen his medical reports, but he remains unsigned. On December 4th, MLB.com’s Bill Ladson said the Nationals believed Colon would not accept a one-year deal.