Athletics Negotiating With Bartolo Colon

The Athletics are in negotiations with Bartolo Colon, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.com (via Twitter).  Yesterday we learned that the pitcher has also attracted the interest of the Diamondbacks.

The 38-year-old right-hander turned in a 4.00 ERA with 7.4 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 for the Yankees in 2011.  General Manager Brian Cashman expressed interest in bringing the veteran back this offseason, but the club's moves this week might satisfy their need for pitching.


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36 Comments on "Athletics Negotiating With Bartolo Colon"


Wilsonl
3 years 6 months ago

No!!!

UltimateYankeeFan
3 years 6 months ago

I hope Colon gets a good deal.  He deserves it.  He pitched very well for the Yankees last year until he started to run  out of gas in August.  He still can give a team like the A’s a lot of quality starts at a relatively inexpensive price probably about $3MM +/-.

Devern Hansack
3 years 6 months ago

Colon as an Athletic? This is so ironic.

Snoochies8
3 years 6 months ago

Exactly what i was thinking

3 years 6 months ago

Hoping for Jeff francis instead.  Colon would be a rental player until July when Beane flips him for a prospect.

tdot32
3 years 6 months ago

what would jeff francis be?

Snoochies8
3 years 6 months ago

Could do worse

3 years 6 months ago

i dont know why unless they a fixing to trade one of our other pitchers 

Robert Slye Jr.
3 years 6 months ago

Why????

Let the youngsters fill the roster and take their lumps now! I understand the A’s need to spend a little money to fill minimum roster spending, but I’d much rather the A’s spent the money on bullpen or backup outfielders.

feathers
3 years 6 months ago

The A’s have become MLB’s flea market. 

3 years 6 months ago

You’re giving flea’s a bad name.

feathers
3 years 6 months ago

Sorry fleas everywhere.

3 years 6 months ago

hahahaha!

OaklandFan22
3 years 6 months ago

wow our pitching staff is set! We don’t need colon!

john12121212
3 years 6 months ago

Thank god , keep him faraway from AA

rainyperez
3 years 6 months ago

He’s going to have a “field” day with those $1 Dog Wednesdays. Hard-di-har-har!

DbacksAreBeast
3 years 6 months ago

Please do all us Dbacks fans another favor, sign him before we do…

James Attwood
3 years 6 months ago

If the A’s sign Colon, the chances of the Dbacks signing Harden go up drastically. Pick your poison.

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

I kind of hope this doesn’t happen.

johnsilver
3 years 6 months ago

Brad Penny is the real wonder. Straight as an arrow FB in the upper 90’s, decent curve, yet always had had lousy K numbers.

Wonder if he could do anything in Oakland? The large stadium could play well since he is a fly ball pitcher *if* could stay healthy.

James Attwood
3 years 6 months ago

Actually, Beane could do worse than adding Colon as a #5 starter. The real question though would be, why? Oakland isn’t looking to compete this year, so it’s not like they need a veteran to come in and take away innings from developing pitchers.

No, they don’t want to be doormats all season long, but signing Colon isn’t going to improve the team enough to rationalize the expense. Let the MLB ready talent get their feet wet and really see what they can do, and then save the money for 2014.

Snoochies8
3 years 6 months ago

I hope they get jeff francis, who actually has a chance of staying healthy for a whole season

Corey Italiano
3 years 6 months ago

That’s what the second half is for. Beene wants to sign veterans to cheap deals, let them perform, then flip them for a prospect or two.

Where have you been?

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

You’re missing two very key points. The A’s have to spend x-amount of dollars every year because they’re recipients of revenue sharing. And even though they plan to spend a lot on international free agency this year, they’re still probably gonna have to have a payroll near $50M. And as of right now, they’re only set to spend approximately $35M on payroll.

Also, Braden, McCarthy, Outman and Ross are all very injury-prone. And it’s quite possible that Anderson won’t make it back this year. So even if Parker, Peacock and Milone are ready or near-ready, it’s still a good idea for them to be adding more pitching depth.

James Attwood
3 years 6 months ago

I agree Beane likes to do that. The problem is that Colon only has about half a season in his tank. Kudos to Beane if he can pull it off, but not too many teams are going to fork over any sort of real prospects for a guy like Colon.

Of course, now that’s I’ve said that, watch him have 15 wins and a 3.00 ERA at the break and have every team in MLB after him…

Snoochies8
3 years 6 months ago

AAA? what’s this AAA? just jump sonny gray and jarrod parker to the majors!

Disgustedfan
3 years 6 months ago

Okay I got your point the first four times you said it.

Disgustedfan
3 years 6 months ago

I think peacock and milone will be up on the opening day roster. Parker will get called up in june or july. Gray is still at least a year away. I fail to see how 13,14, 15 will be fun. Even if these pitchers pan out the only good offensive player we have is weeks and choice is the only blue chip offensive prospect they have. The other prospects like noriss and greene might be okay big leaguers but you cant win if you cant score.

3 years 6 months ago

see the Jays? their payroll is low but Rogers Inc. are filled with greens.

Steven Resnick
3 years 6 months ago

Fuentes is their highest paid player 

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

Anderson is probably gonna have to stay healthy for a full calendar year before anyone will offer a good enough trade package for him. I don’t see him going anywhere for a couple years, unless they settle for less than what he’ll be worth if/when his health problems are well behind him.

And how are they gonna trade McCarthy next offseason? The guy will be a free agent iunless they extend him before then.

Snoochies8
3 years 6 months ago

having the higher payed player does not equal having the better team

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

Financially, the A’s could have absolutely afforded to keep Gio and Cahill. The point of those trades was to bolster the farm system. It’s what you call a rebuild.

And I love your delusion about how having higher paid players automatically makes you the better team. I guess that’s why the Rays have had 41 more wins than your Jays over the last four seasons, even though your Jays outspent them by over $125 million over that time period.

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

Financially, the A’s could have absolutely afforded to keep Gio and Cahill. The point of those trades was to bolster the farm system. It’s what you call a rebuild.

And I love your delusion about how having higher paid players automatically makes you the better team. I guess that’s why the Rays have had 41 more wins than your Jays over the last four seasons, even though your Jays outspent them by over $125 million over that time period.

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
3 years 6 months ago

nope. $ correlates well with wins.

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

It’s actually Coco Crisp, in terms of 2012 salary. And Suzuki does have their highest total guaranteed contract.